Day One 2017

Sunday, 12 February 2017.

The day started with wall to wall sunshine so spirits were high as we made our way up the valley to Zauchensee.

We split into our groups and the beginners made their way over to the nursery slope to practice what they had learnt on the dry slope. After a couple of hours they were ready to head up to the top of the mountain to try out the cruisey blue from the top to the bottom. There were a few worried faces and some choice remarks as they saw what faced them for the next hour or so but they all managed to make their way down, some faster than others! It’s the first time in a long time that we have been able to get the beginners up to the top of the mountain before lunch and they did brilliantly. There were tears and tantrums but by the time we got to the bottom there were smiles all round and all were ready for a well-deserved lunch.

Day Four Skiing 2016 - Fancy Dress

Wednesday, 17 February 2016.

Well, where do we start today? The fog had lifted by the morning and we have were able to see today.  This also meant that everyone else was able to see us, which for some was quite embarrassing seeing some of the fancy dress costumes people wore! We had the customary group photo on the hill outside the restaurant before we all headed off for a first run down the cruisey blue en masse.

Day 1 - Skiing 2016

Sunday, 14 February 2016.

Day One:

We were up bright and early ready for the first lift at 9am. All those that had been only on the dry slope made their way over to the nursery slopes and after a few short runs managed to get on the button lift. They did so well that we managed to get them all up to the top of the mountain before lunch, something we have never done before. All managed to get back down to the restaurant for lunch some later than others. There were some very relieved and hungry students, (and a boiled egg aka Erin!) most were still smiling!

Stop Press

Thursday, 14 January 2016.

In light of recent events in Les Deux Alps, with the school ski trip avalanche incident, we would like to reassure parents that under no circumstances will your children be taken down any slopes that are closed or prone to avalanche.

Day 3 2017: Zoe's Flight

Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

Another beautiful day on the slopes today with lots of skiing by all the groups. No promotions today but lots of fun had by all.

Day 3 - Skiing Zachensee 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016.

After a lot of snowfall last night and all of today the students had a hard day of skiing cut out for them. However all coped very well with the huge moguls and very little visibility. Groups 3 and 4 have massively improved with considerably less stacking than previous days. Group 3 (as per video) did their first Red run from top to bottom with only 2 minor controlled lowerings. They all did amazingly and were very happy with what they had achieved. Groups 1 and 2, as per usual, were going everywhere at speed.

Ferry Groups 2016 Published

Wednesday, 13 January 2016.

The ferry groups for the 2016 Ski Trip have now been published.

Please make sure you know what group you are in as you will be asked to get into your ferry groups a lot during the trip.

Day 2 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017.

The sun was out again today but a strong wind made it a little chilly. That didn’t seem to affect the students as they headed off up the mountain in all different directions to start the day.

Day 5 – Presentations and E-numbers

Thursday, 18 February 2016.

Right, REALLY no proper blog tonight as it was Presentation Evening (yes, the photos, er....sorry!) and it's now very late, I'm completely destroyed and I'm typing using a mixture of RSA Touch Typing, blind intuition and the Force.

Day 2 - Skiing 2016. Exit, Pursued by Shark

Monday, 15 February 2016.

No actual proper blog tonight folks as it's gone midnight, everyone has gone to bed and left me all on my lonesome to sort photos (yes yes I know, world's smallest violin playing just for you etc). In summary, they skiied today. The End. ......More? ......Er ok they skied a lot. In fog. LOTS of fog. 

Ski Meeting for Austria 2016

Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

There will be a parents’/carers’ information evening on Tuesday 10 November at 6.30pm, in Braintree Arts Theatre, when a short presentation will give you details of the trip to Austria. With Christmas fast approaching, you will be told what kit is needed for the trip as there are a few things that would make good Christmas presents.

Click here to read the letter...