Students take to the slopes in the Aosta Valley

Students take to the slopes in the Aosta Valley

The Wey Valley School ski and snowboard trip to the Aosta Valley in Italy marked the school’s 30th ski trip.

After a ferry crossing and trip through northern France and into the Chamonix Valley, the school party reached the snowy conditions at the Mont Blanc Tunnel and then into Italy and the very beautiful mountain town of Courmayeur.

Mark Salmon, PE teacher and trip lead said, ‘Students were divided into ability groups and every day there was 5 hours with instructors, with students quickly gaining new skills and confidence on the slopes.  The student group remained in the mountains for lunch, sampling local cuisine and a chance for students to practice their language skills’. 

During the evenings, students were entertained with a visit to the Olympic ice rink, a pizza night, an Italian Ice Cream parlour visit and a trip through the local Christmas market.

Mr Salmon added, ‘It was a full-on, high energy week of skiing and snowboarding with the instructors very impressed with the progress of all students.   Particular mention must go to Jonny Luff, Riley Ellis, Sophie Anstey (Snowboard), Christopher Terry and Lauren Holder who were all singled out for outstanding work’.

Mr Salmon paid thanks to the students and fellow staff on the trip, ‘Having led many ski trips I would like to say these 23 students were a joy to work and be away with. The progress made on the snow in one week was outstanding and I hope they continue excelling with their skiing at Warmwell Ski centre until we can go again. I’d like to also thank Mrs Ashmore and Mr Edgeley for their excellent work and to the Interski Team that supported us in Italy’.