Ski Trip 2019
Report by Mia Randall and Sophie Runnalls.
On 14 February 2019, 36 of us boarded a luxury coach leading us to Austria. We would spend the next 21 exhausting hours, except the 2 hours we got to sit on a ferry, watching Mr Rowe’s favourite films – Chalet Girl being his most favourite*.
One highlight was that we got to sing along to a “ski trip” play list, “Cheese on Skis”. We all managed to get some sleep from Dunkirk to Germany, where we then got off and had some breakfast. We were then back on the coach for the last six hours after which we finally reached Zauchensee. After we dumped all our bags at the hotel, we headed straight to the ski fit to get our ski boots, skis and poles, and then it was back to the hotel to unpack, have dinner and relax.
At 7am the next morning, we were woken up for breakfast and then we were ready to get on the coach to the ski centre to get the first lift up for the day. We had four ski instructors, which we picked up from Dover. We were all assessed and split up into groups, 1 - 4, and then it was ski, ski, ski with the occasional stop for hot chocolate and lunch. We skied until the last lift down, then it was back to the hotel for a quick shower, to grab our swimming stuff for a visit to a local pool, where it was disco night. It had slides and outside pools and a jacuzzi.
From then on it was pretty much 7am up – ski, ski, ski all day and last lift down of an evening. It was great! There were lots of laughs and a few strops.
In the evenings, we had a quiz night and a presentation night but the best night was the “Lucky Flitzer” where we got to sling ourselves down a mountain on a sledge – it was a chance to let our hair down and have a laugh with our new or old friends. The last night came too soon and then it was on the coach heading back to Notley.
The ski trip is probably the best trip of a lifetime. It is a trip I’ll never forget. It is great for beginners and experienced skiers. It is a great way of meeting new people from all years and making friends. Mrs Segura, Mr Rowe, Miss Brough, Mr Morris, Mrs Roper and all the instructors made sure that we had a great time.
A trip may start with tears but you will definitely leave with a big smile on your face.
Mia Randall and Sophie Runnalls - Year 10
*(Note from Mr Rowe: No. No it is not, as you very well know!)