Basic Items

Can iPhones/smartphones be taken for use as media players?

It is a long coach journey and access to some sort of entertainment makes it more bearable.

Although will be playing a selection of DVDs during the day and early evening (probably Chalet Girl. Again!), most students would rather be fed cold sprouts than be without their mobile so you are welcome to bring your phone/media player. However, please bear the following in mind:

  • All devices are entirely the student’s responsibility. The school will not accept liability for devices lost, stolen or broken or any bills incurred, regardless of the circumstances.
  • You must bring headphones or you will not be allowed to use your device on the coach.
  • We reserve the right to remove speakers from students rooms if the noise is unacceptable!
  • Students must not use any device when receiving instructions, on or off the slopes.
  • Devices can only be used on the slopes when expressly allowed by the group instructor e.g. during breaks to take photos.
  • Any device used inappropriately may be confiscated and will only be returned to the student at staff’s discretion.
  • Changes to EU Roaming charges mean that you may wish to leave the SIM card in your mobile device. However please check your network’s roaming charging/fair use policy.
  • Any charges incurred through using your device are your responsibility and the school will not reimburse you under any circumstances. Please remember that there is no actual need to have such mobile services active.
    • The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in the communal area.
    • Although we would very strongly advise against students taking their phones during the day, there is free Wi-Fi in most of the cafés on the slopes.


 

How much spending money is needed for the trip?

The exact amount is up to you but we have found that somewhere between 40-60 Euros (perhaps with the addition of £5-10 for the return journey) is more than enough.

Students only need to take enough for a couple of hot chocolates a day (2-3 Euros each), a few treats whilst out and about and perhaps a small souvenir. They don't have to take money for any meals as they are all provided (lunch included).

There will be only be a limited amount of time for shopping and there really isn't a great variety of stores in resort anyway - the Spar seems to be the most popular shop! In all honestly students who have taken large amounts of money in the past have struggled to find sensible things to spend it on!

What do I need to take on the trip?

Essential for Travel

Passport: hand in when getting on coach - you cannot travel without one!

EHIC Card: All students travelling on the ski trip will require an EHIC (European Health Insurance) card. You must have a current card in order to go on the trip (please check yours as these do expire!). These are obtainable online or via the Post Office.

Below is a checklist for you to ensure you pack the correct items for skiing:

Must Have Items for Skiing

  • Ski helmet. These are obligatory for all staff and students. You will not be allowed to ski without one under any circumstances.
  • Googles
  • Ski jacket - to be worn on the journey
  • Sallopettes (ski trousers)
  • Thermal top
  • Thin fleecy layer
  • Thermal bottoms
  • 3 pairs ski socks (put 1 pair in your hand luggage for ski fit)
  • Thick ski gloves (keep in your hand luggage for ski fit)
  • Suntan lotion and lip salve
  • Swimming costume

Recommended Items

  • Ski hat (i.e. wooly hat)
  • Sunglasses
  • Small rucksack to carry packed lunch (note: must have two sturdy shoulder straps. Bags that sling over one shoulder are not acceptable - they will swing about as you ski and put you off balance)
  • Clothing for evenings e.g. jeans and tops
  • Food for the journey out to Austria and for breakfast and lunch the next day (unless you wish to buy something from a service station) 
  • Small pillow for the journey
  • Pair of sturdy footwear/trainers
  • DVDs for the journey (no 15 or 18 cert films!)
  • MP3 player and headphones - you will not be allowed to use external speakers on the coach. 
  • Money in Euros (in an envelope labelled with name and full amount - hand in when getting on coach) See the FAQ about money.

Any medication currently being taken should be placed in a named bag stating when it is to be taken and given in before getting on the coach

All luggage should be packed in a medium sized suitcase/holdall.

Important: Each student is personally responsible for any valuables they bring on the trip. Neither the school nor staff will be liable for any loss or damage.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact Mr Rowe or Mrs Segura at school