Darwen Vale Go Skiing!

What a fantastic trip we had! Could we find fault? Not even if we tried – awesome snow, great group of people and friendly hotel staff. Well, I do omit one slight problem, the slowness of the Wi-Fi for tweeting our many, many pictures!

The buzz around the coach prior to departure was just what you’d expect when you get a group of teenagers looking forward to hitting the slopes in the fantastic resort of Le Corbier in France.

It was lunch time on the Saturday when we travelled up to the snowy mountain tops of Le Corbier, everything looked as you would expect in a ski resort after Christmas; snow everywhere and more starting to fall. Our first job was to get kitted out with our ski boots and skis. After our first French meal at our accommodation everyone had a short time to unpack and relax in the wonderful Mount Corbier Hotel.

Sunday morning we were up early and ready to hit the slopes. Pupils met with their instructors, Sofie, Isabell and Lou, and then we were off! There were stories galore from the first day of skiing.

The week flew by as everyone’s skiing skills improved every lesson. We were also busy every evening shopping, swimming, quiz night, ‘Challenge Vale’ night, snow shoeing, pizza night and of course New Year’s Eve! For the first time 13 of our pupils were involved in a night ski as they followed the instructors down the mountain with lights and torches. It looked brilliant.

The trip was a complete success and everyone had a great time. Darwen Vale’s next ski trip has been booked for December 2015. Plans are already in place for any pupils to get involved in dry ski slope lessons, beginners or intermediates. As there is two years to pay for this trip we thought we would make it an extra special one! We will be travelling with Ski Bound and making our way over to the USA! I am still in talks with the company but letters will be out soon. This trip of a lifetime also includes a stopover in New York City! Current year 7-10 pupils are invited and we will also give out the details to our new, year 7 intake in September this year.

Re-live this year’s trip through our twitter feeds @DVHSSki

Miss Gregson