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Ski Blog: La Plagne

A group of Middle and Upper School students have travelled to the French Alps to enjoy some skiing at La Plagne ski resort before Christmas. Read the latest updates from trip leader Mrs Dook below:

Day 6

A final day on the slopes for our skiers, and I’m pleased to say, bar the adventures on hunting down a rogue ski which dropped off the chair lift, we are all safely and happily down from the mountain. 

Another great day was had, including an exciting jaunt down the luge from Les Arcs 2000.

We summoned up enough energy for bowling this evening, with Pavlos F4 being crowned the champ!

Back for bed, ready to travel homeward bound tomorrow.

Day 5

A super day had by all again. We’ve been blessed with blue skies, sunshine & good snow, what a great start to the season!

The beginners continue to flourish, covering extensive distance for their 4 days skiing experience. The intermediate and advanced group have whizzed through the trees down red runs and have mastered a black mogul-filled run, well done them!

They also went as far up as they could and summited 3226m where the views were stunning and the snow was in great condition. That’s where the photos were taken.

After long days on the slopes, we have tired campers back at the hotel so they have opted for another film night and early to bed. One more full day to make the most of ahead of them tomorrow before we begin the journey homeward bound.

Day 3 and 4

Well on day 3 we had blue skies and sunshine to rival Easter skiing! Beautiful views and warmth all day. The students profited by skiing all over the area and came home tired with rosy cheeks. We ventured out to a Creperie last night to fill up with typically French crepes.

Day 4, although flat light and no longer blue skies, nonetheless delivered good quality snow and our students skiing on excellent form! The instructors are so impressed with them. The beginners group are covering the whole mountain on day 3 and have made superb progress and I’m told the advanced group covered 23 miles today! No wonder we have some tired quizzers tonight! Tired, but happy campers.

Day 2

We’ve been super lucky with the snow; it’s been coming down all day! We have 3 excellent instructors who have been really impressed by the level of our students. The beginners group even progressed off the nursery slope on their first day which is unusual! All day out on the hill, makes for tired pupils, so a relaxing film night was in order this evening, in order to refuel the tanks & do it all again tomorrow. 

Day 1

Not even the French air strike could stop us getting here, hooray!

A smooth journey in the end, despite a highly antisocial early start! Everyone enjoyed a chilled first day in resort, with a leisurely breakfast followed by a ski and boot fitting session ready for the slopes tomorrow.

It has not stopped snowing all day and it’s looking super white for this early on in the season.

Our pupils were also looking somewhat white after lots of snow filled fun this afternoon while sledging, followed by a snow sculpture competition...we have some imaginative pupils!

Bowling was cancelled tonight due to the snow conditions closing the roads, so an impromptu games night was held. Toby F4 was pronounced pool champ after a nail biting final! Conditions are looking great for hitting the slopes in the morning. 

 

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