Ashcroft hit the slopes
The Ashcroft Ski Team headed off to the French Alps to the resort of Alpe d’ Huez for the annual school ski trip. Twenty fours students and four staff took to the slopes for six days of skiing and après ski activities.
Students took part in four hours of skiing tuition each day to hone and develop their ski skills, experiencing the full range of slopes in the resort including half pipes, ski jumps and the brilliant Marcels Farm ski run. By the end of the week all students where skiing from at least 2,300 meters from the Marmottes chair lift, with the advanced skiers managing to conquer the black run of Sarenne! At the end of the week, each student was assessed by the French ski school and given a certificate.
The weather was extremely kind to us with four days of brilliant sunshine and two days of heavy snow that saw over 90cm of snow fall! Students were able to unwind with a range of evening activities which included: testing their general knowledge in the ski quiz, climbing and bouncing at Vertigo, an indoor adventure centre, karaoke and dancing at the disco. They also undertook the thrilling alpine luge roller coaster, hurtling down in a self-controlled two person luge exactly like a bobsleigh run!
The week was completed with an evening fireworks display on the slopes with a lights display by the local ski school. Let's not forget about education! Students also got to refine and develop their geographical and French language skills in the local town.
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