SkiNotley is the dedicated website for Notley High School’s annual ski trip. It contains photos of previous trips, trip information and updates from the trip.
Since 2003, staff at Notley High have taken groups of our students to the Ski Amadé group of resorts near Salzburg in Austria. This allows the group to stay in one hotel but use their ski pass in many different areas throughout the region and gives us the flexibility to give our students the widest possible experience of skiing conditions.
Departing by coach on a Friday we arrive in resort on the Saturday and allow the students to settle into the hotel. We then take them to Ski Fit to collect their rented boots, skis and poles for the week. From Sunday to Friday we try to get onto the slopes as early as possible (nice early breakfasts!) and spend at least 6 hours skiing, weather permitting, with an hour break for lunch. After we return to the hotel to change and eat our evening meal, the students are provided with an evening activity, which in previous years has included tobogganing, tubing, bowling, swimming, quizzes and a disco, or downtime to chat to friends and surf the net.
On the Thursday evening the instructors present each student with their ski grade for the week. Friday is our last day on the slopes so we finish a few hours early and then return our ski gear. Once back at the hotel we have our evening meal, board the coach and return to England.
Another trip – done!