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.
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.
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.
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.
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.