During the Easter break, 29 students from Year 5 and Year 10 enjoyed 5 days of thrilling skiing. The students managed the 21 hour drive through France and across the border to the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen. Although the journey was long we were extremely lucky to get an early ferry which set us up for a shorter trip along with being extremely lucky with two lovely bus drivers – Richard and Matthew.
Being our first visit to Mayrhofen we were extremely excited to find the Gondola was actually a mere 5 Minute walk away. On arrival all students settled into their rooms and we then went to get all our ski fittings organised. A few giggles on the way with establishing the student’s boots and ski’s but all in all we had a very smooth first two days.
The week started off with all the students being assessed by their instructors. The advanced ski group (with Hans) and the Intermediate group (with Wolfgang) were quick to head up the mountain more or less straight away and then spent the whole week exploring the resort and the snow park.
The remaining beginners groups mastered being able to stop and turn and before long were up the mountain to try the challenging blue and red slopes throughout the week. As the week progressed, all the students developed and improved their technique on the wide blue runs and steeper reds, the advanced group along with the mighty Miss Fuller advanced to black and double black with a few dives for entertainment – no names mentioned!
Thanks to the students for behaving impeccably throughout the trip and also to the staff Miss Fuller, Mr Gingel, and Mrs Spence that supported the trip.