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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.

Ski Trip 2016 - Sign up now!

After another successful ski trip, it is time to start organising next year’s visit. The trip will return to the resort of Zauchensee/Flachau in Austria and we will be travelling with Sport and Educational Travel from Lowestoft.

Sponge Bob Goes Skiing

Well the first day saw the first four to wear the Wally outfits. Saffy was awarded the Sponge Bob onesie for…… Well we will let her tell you why!

Final Itinerary for Ski Trip 2015

The final itinerary for the 2015 Ski Trip is now available on our website.

Please click here to view the itinerary.

There is a lot of really important information in it so please take a few minutes to read it thoroughly.

If you have any questions, please either contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Notley High School.


Day 3 - What's that thing in the sky?

Day three and the sun has been shining. We skied at Zauchensee again today and the beginners have been cruising all day on the blue run practising their turns. There were some very tired legs by this afternoon but all have managed to ski from top to bottom on several occasions so there were smiles all round.

Ferry Groups 2016 Published

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.

Photos - Finished. Come on Down!

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.

Here We Go Here We Go etc.

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. 

Day 5 - Flachau and Wagrain

Flachau and Wagrain today, lots of big moguls aka hump back whales! Beginners were skiing reds most of the day, tackling the slush and really showed how much they had progressed from the beginning of the week.

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.

Day 2 – Zauchensee Skiing, Ice Skating and Ice Bowling

(Not all at the same time obviously)

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.

Ski Meeting for Austria 2016

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...

Day 4 - Fancy Dress in Zauchensee

Day 4

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!

The Journey from Hell (or at least from Dover)

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.