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February

Ski Trip

BSKC Report

Ski Trip All 44 excited students (plus five very nervous looking teachers) departed from Prince Henry's at 12:45 on Saturday 16th February to embark on a 24 hour coach journey across France to Courmayeur in Northern Italy. We eventually arrived at our hotel: "Residence Universo" in the early afternoon of the Sunday where we were met by our coordinator for the week. After a brief introduction we were given our rooms, unpacked and collapsed on the beds with a great lack of sleep. Most days were very sunny, which made the trip more enjoyable for everyone. We set out on the first day ready to "attack" the snow. We were all driven to the ski resort and made the most of the gondolas as we went further up the mountain. After going through a small tunnel it opened out on to a busy white slope. We collected our skis and poles (which a couple of us managed to drop on the chair lifts including me!) and met up with our ski instructors. After the first day, we were introduced to "the bib of shame" which was a fluorescent bib saying something along the lines of "avoid me". I can't remember exactly what it said but it was awarded to the person who did the stupidest thing the day before and they had to wear it for one whole day of skiing. This ran throughout the week. Mrs Thorner wore it the first time, and I was a contender the second time because I dropped my poles on the chairlift on the first day. There was an experienced, intermediate, beginners/intermediate and a beginners group. Each group managed to achieve something, whether that be bombing down a black slope or mastering the basics. The views were terrific the higher you went up the mountain and there were various places on the mountain where we could have lunch and take photos! Page 21

The Henrician (2013)  
The Henrician (2013)  

The Henrician (2013)