Great Attitude at Altitude on Ski Trip

Apr 26, 2024

During the Easter holidays, a group of very excited pupils from the Prep School and First Form embarked on the inaugural Prep School Ski Trip to the snow-covered resort of Marilleva, in Italy.  

Having arrived at the resort and settled into their rooms, pupils were issued with all the necessary equipment for the slopes. They awoke the following morning, which happened to be April Fools Day, for their first day of skiing. Never one to miss an opportunity for a bit of fun, ski trip leader, Mrs Hammond, had all the pupils wearing their ski helmets to breakfast due to a ‘leaking ceiling’! Once out on the mountain, the group met their ski school instructors, who spent five hours each day teaching them how to ski and were truly dedicated to getting the best out of the pupils.  

Many of the group started as beginners, but under the guidance of the patient and experienced instructors, they quickly gained confidence. They explored a variety of slopes, from gentle nursery slopes to more challenging red runs with some even venturing onto the black runs by the end of the week. Each day brought new challenges, which our pupils embraced with enthusiasm and courage, developing resilience, teamwork, and independence. They learned to support each other, overcome fears, and appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings. Our young skiers will take far more than memories of the snowy peaks with them after this amazing adventure.

Ski Trip