Ski Trip: Pupils Enjoy Perfect Powder in Sauze D’Oulx
Those Bede's students and teachers who took part in this year's Ski Trip spent a wonderful week during half term in the charming medieval village of Sauze D'Oulx.
Sauze is largely an Intermediate skiers dream. As part of the wider Milky Way (400km), it offers Olympic downhill in Sestriere and small-resort charm up the road in Claviere.
Our Advanced skiers and snowboarders took advantage of the easy connection to Sestriere and the black runs at the top of Mount Motta and Mount Sises, and the Olympic Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Barchetta runs.
I can't ever recall skiing in better conditions than we did last week. We were treated to a huge dump of snow the weekend we arrived, which gave us powder to play in all week, and then were treated to blazing sunshine from Tuesday onwards.
Weather can make or break any snow sport trip and the near perfect conditions allowed everyone to enjoy five hours a day skiing and boarding, with some even taking to the air and completing jumps - including a few 360's!
One night the group even took to skiing down to the bottom of the slopes by torchlight, which proved to be both exciting and a little worrying at times!
Our five groups, four ski and one snowboard, all made tremendous progress and were whizzing down red and black runs by the end of the week.
Ever keen to get out and going each day, everyone made the most of the conditions we were treated to and I was so impressed by the technical progress the group made. It was even noticed by our instructors!
I would like to say thank you to the group, who were truly great company. It makes the organisation of the Ski Trip really worthwhile when you see so many smiling faces fuelled on adrenaline at the end of each day, and the students were all great ambassadors for Bede's throughout the week.
I hope they decide to join us again next year!