The Perse School

Perse pupils hit the slopes

24 Feb 2015

Over 30 pupils from Years 9 to 11 ventured to Alpe d’Huez, France over half term.

The group had fabulous skiing conditions and sunshine all week, and were welcomed by a fresh fall of snow the weekend they arrived. It was a very busy trip, with students hitting the slopes between 9am and 5pm, where they covered the whole 250m of piste. The group managed to ski almost all of the 135 pistes and all of the students made it to the Pic Blanc, which stands 3300m above sea level to ski the black run called the Sarenne, which is 13km long and the longest black run in the Alps.

This was a particularly impressive achievement for the beginners who started the week having never skied before and reach the summit on the last day. The ESF instructors remarked on how impressed they were with all the groups, who spoke French during the lessons and improved throughout. In the evenings they enjoyed a traditional mountain Fondue and crepes, enjoyed night skiing, bum-boarding, tobogganing, movie night, quiz night and managed to find time to watch Champions’ League football.

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