This year’s ski trip went to Sestriere in Italy. Sestriere is part of one of the world’s largest ski areas, ‘The Milky Way’ which interconnects the resorts of Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Montgenevre and Claviere, totalling over 400km of piste. This is a snow sure area which reaches 2,900m and has a lot to offer every level of skier. It regularly hosts downhill events and staged the Torino Winter Olympics in 2006.
We were based in the Hotel Cavalieri, a modern residential complex, located in a panoramic position, 500m from the town centre and 350m from the ski lifts.
The pupils were organised into different ski ability groups and given lessons by the local ski school. These ran for two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon. The evening entertainment programme included a range of activities such as a movie, quiz night, bingo, karaoke and disco in a local night club.