Ski Trip 2016
Northfield School Ski Trip - Prato Nevoso, Italy 2016

On Sunday 31st January 2016, six students and three staff members embarked on Northfield School’s second annual ski trip. Despite it being a cold and early morning the students were in good spirits as we set off for Gatwick airport. For many of the students this was their first time on a plane and leaving their families for a week.

We flew into Milan airport in Italy and were transferred by coach to the resort of Prato Nevoso in the Italian Alps. For our weeks stay we were staying in the Hotel Mondolé, which had its own swimming pool and games room.

Uncharacteristically, the resort had received no snowfall since January 2nd and therefore there was limited skiing available. It also meant that the usual snowy alpine scenery wasn’t present.  Despite all of this the boys were still extremely enthusiastic and keen to hit the slopes.

On our first morning of skiing we were met by Romina, the Italian ski instructor who would spend the week with the group. The boys quickly progressed to the more challenging slopes by the afternoon session due to the fact that they had received two beginner lessons at Milton Keynes Snowdome prior to our trip.

Considering the poor ski conditions the students excelled themselves all week and by the end of the week were parallel turning, jumping and for some of them performing 180 degree and 360 degree turns.

In the evenings the boys spent their time in the hotel’s swimming pool and games room, relaxing in their rooms or walking around the resorts shops. Après (evening) activities included ice skating, snow tubing, a pizza evening and on the final night an opportunity to ski at night under floodlights, accompanied by our ski instructor. Awards were presented to all of the students at 10pm at the top of the mountain over hot chocolates.
Please see the photo gallery for more photos!!

Ryan Lockwood – Year 9
“I feel that the skiing trip was good for people that have never been abroad before and it was a life changing experience for me”.  

Peter Jones – Year 9
“It was amazing, a once in a lifetime opportunity for me”.

Travis Arnold – Year 8
“It was great, it was amazing, and the best part was skiing with the teachers!”

Acting Headteacher: Mr. Powell

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