On Friday 7th April, 42 eager skiers and 6 staff set out on a very long and excitable coach journey, to the snowy and mountainous resort of Saalbach. On arrival we were told that we would be travelling 45 minutes each day to Kaprun. We were anxious about changing resorts, but who could complain when you were at the highest point in Salzburg with astonishing scenery and perfect skiing conditions.
All students participated in 5 hours of intense but enjoyable lessons. For many of our students it was their first experience of skiing on snow and they were delighted and exhausted by the experience. As the week progressed so did the skills and abilities of the skiers. Needless to say there were stylish falls, skis and poles flying off in all directions and many entertaining moments throughout the week!
Towards the end of the week snow ploughs had become second nature and tricks, jumps and stylish skiing had taken hold. Many skiers took part in a slalom race and each had their performance rated by the instructors. Off piste the students experienced ice skating, a pizza night at a local restaurant and open swimming discovering the breath-taking mountains of Saalbach.
All of the students are extremely proud of their achievements and successes. The trip offered a vast number of opportunities and benefits that made an immense and invaluable contribution to the personal and social development of all the students but, in particular, provided wonderful memories for life.
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