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Skidenhurst 2019 (1)

Posted on 11th Mar 2019 by Chris Barnes

Greetings from the French Alps!  The snow is currently falling outside: perfectly timed for after we finished our lessons for the day, and helping to add some more to the ground ready for the next few days.

Day 0: Saturday - Travelling

Many thanks to all families for helping us to ensure a prompt departure from Edenhurst. Our first day was long but went smoothly.  We even had an opportunity to meet the pilot and crew at check-in, and all of the children were superb on the flight and the coach journey as well - some even managed to snatch some sleep.  Once we arrived at the hotel it was time to get fitted for ski equipment and have some dinner (chicken pie!) before bed.

Room groups are as follows:

  • LBM EW DP ICB
  • LA IM HB JK LL
  • AV JT TT GS
  • MJ TJ SC

Day 1: Sunday - First day on the slopes

An early wake-up call at 6:30 and a first opportunity to check that the children knew their ‘Big Seven’.

They were split into groups with our four instructors: Yann, Eric, Laurent and Sihamme (Sisi).  The Beginners skied with two instructors and will be split into two groups tomorrow when they go up on the chair lift.

They all had a wonderful day and made great progress.  Everyone fell over, but all bounced back up with a smile on their face.

The Beginners made really good progress on the Nursery slopes and (nearly!) mastered the art of turning and stopping.  

The children are all happy with their rooms and are trying to get the prize for the tidiest room!

In the evening we had a ’Ski’tle drive - a variation on the more familiar Beetle Drive - with some interesting forfeits and games for the children to do!  It was lovely to see the Edenhurst and Brabyns children mixing in and enjoying themselves together.

Lots of photos on our @EPSResidentials Twitter feed - great to see lots of new followers!  The bandwidth at the hotel means that it is impossible to upload any pictures to the website, so the galleries will be published on our return to the UK.  Please follow, like and retweet!

 

Mr. Barnes