Ok Folks - that's ALL the photos from Ski Notley 2015 on Facebook and the Ski Notley Website. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we all enjoyed taking them.
Well the first day couldn’t have been more different to last year! Everything ran on time, Dover was actually open, the ferry crossing didn’t resemble a scene from Deadliest Catch and the coach was the most comfortable we’ve ever had.
Top group were black running and pole planting in preparation for the GCSE and A-Level assessments. They skied all around the mountain on blues, reds and blacks and had fun on the bumps with a few wipe-outs.
So that’s what getting some proper sleep is like – we’d kind of forgotten!
Day 2 and the dawn was met by a bunch of refreshed teenagers and staff whose bags under the eyes looked more like handbags than suitcases. That’s an improvement then.
After the usual palaver of “where’s my gloves, who’s got my goggles, why don’t my salopettes fit” the staff sorted themselves out and got the students onto the slopes by 8:45am and off they went.
This might ramble a bit as it’s late (again!) and my brain has turned into something approaching Swiss Cheese.
Another great day’s skiing in Zauchensee today with bright sunshine in the morning despite the forecast of -15. Many people wore an extra layer. And melted.
Group X (where X is a variable from 1 to 3) skied all around the mountain on every different type of terrain but especially the powder field behind the Music Bar. That was completely awesometastic (I insist this is a real word). Really deep and fresh with sparkly bits coming off the trees like a cut scene from Twilight. Even a certain member of staff not known for his love of off-piste thoroughly enjoyed it. Just don’t tell anyone or I’ll have to do more of it next year!
Final reminder for everyone!
The Ferry Group list is now online - click here to find out what group you are in. Remember that this is not your Skiing Group - that will depend on experience and ability and may change throughout the week. Your Ferry Group won't change.
Fancy dress day! White out as usual, Snowing heavily all day, however the intrepid groups toured the mountain. Group three progressed from the blue runs to red and even a purple (a bit black) The progression from day one was brilliant! Group two started the day on the cruisey blue and then headed over to the world cup run and up to the music bar for a hot chocolate to get out of the snowy weather. Group one headed up the red gondola and then toured the mountain, not quite sure where they were going due to the poor visibility!
Remember when you waved them goodbye, their happy little faces all full of excitement and expectation?
Remember when you were told about how the journey was about 13 hours plus or minus a bit depending on traffic?
Remember the weather forecast might have hinted at a modicum of rain and the mearest suspicion of wind
Remember how nothing ever goes to plan? That bit. That might be a tad important.
Kenny Goes Skiing (at least for a while)
Day 4 and it was Ski Notley’s Fancy Dress Day – which obviously means “chuck down the white stuff” to whoever controls the weather round here.
Looking out the window this morning was a slightly depressing experience since snow was bucketing down. We had visions of a repeat of last year where Sander the Snow Wizard stood in a howling blizzard conducting the weather whilst three penguins huddled in a group to shelter from the storm.
However how different can two apparently similar days be?
The final itinerary for the 2015 Ski Trip is now available on our website.
There is a lot of really important information in it so please take a few minutes to read it thoroughly.
Please can you all note the last minute changes to the itinerary for this year's Ski trip.
We are now meeting at the school at 3:30am on the morning of Saturday 15 February.
It is vitally important you read the updated information.
Also, if you have not already done so, please can you check your email/text messages for the important letter that was sent to all parents/carers on Wednesday 12 February. If you cannot access a copy please contact either Mrs Segura or Mr Rowe at the school as a matter of urgency.
Sorry about the rather late update – it’s been what is euphemistically described as eventful today! (Geek)
Tuesday started promisingly with nice clear skies and the world’s shortest coach journey to…well just around the corner to be honest. We saddled up the groups, hit the Flying Mozart gondola in record time and were some of the first warm bodies on the Wagrain run.