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Senior Ski Trip – December 2023

18 Jan 24

Perfect Conditions and Pristine Blue Skies for the Senior Ski Trip to La Plagne, December 2023

Students returned from their Senior Ski trip to La Plagne with tired but happy faces, having enjoyed perfect conditions and beautiful blue skies (for the majority of the time!) in the French Alps.

Setting off on a dark and early Saturday morning, the Senior Ski trip students began their journey to the French Alps, flying for the first time this year, arriving in the resort of La Plagne 1800 just after lunch. Taking time to explore their hotel and home for the next week, the students soon acclimatised and familiarised themselves with their beautiful and truly quite breathtaking surroundings.

Amongst the people in the resort, our students (and Miss Hinton who is a dog lover!) were excited to meet Troy, a 12-week-old sheep dog puppy who had free roam of the hotel, much to everyone’s delight.

After an early night on the Saturday everyone was up and raring to hit the slopes on their first day of skiing; met with a perfect blue bird day and fantastic snow that had been falling the previous week, it felt great underfoot. Students were divided into three ski groups based on ability, and spent time tackling challenging runs, working on technical elements, and improving their technique across the board throughout the week. The perfect skies turned grey as the weather became snowy later in the week – but visibility remained good enough and the snow and the pistes were the best everyone could have hoped for.

Each group dabbled in some off-piste skiing, exploring the trees and couloirs that La Plagne has to offer; an excellent and really varied area to ski.

Evening activities were laid back, after everyone had woken up early and worked hard on the slopes all day and ranged from bowling and shopping to watching the fire show to mark the start of the season and having supper at a lovely local pizza restaurant.

It was a great trip, and some tired but happy faces returned to Woodbridge School ready to enjoy Christmas with their families, while they regaled them with tales from their adventures on the slopes – and of course of the puppy!

Thanks go to everyone who made this trip possible, including Miss Hinton, chief disciplinarian to Welsh students, Mrs Letts, our La Plagne tour guide, Miss Jeffrey, expert on the moguls and Mr Brous, to whom we send best wishes for a speedy recovery, as he had an unfortunate accident on the slopes, but smiled the whole way through as he always does, we have the photos to prove it! And thanks of course to our students, who not only had a great time, but were a pleasure to be around.

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