Ski Trip Photo Album 2016
Re Ski Trip Loon Mountain USA 2016
Wow what a trip! A big thank you to those of you that have taken the time to send in cards and emails expressing your gratitude to us. The truth be told, this was just the most amazing trip. Travel arrangements were slick, the snow and weather overall was excellent, location second to none, all of which allowed an awesome trip of lifetime experiences and skills development. Obviously you would expect us to say that, but we are interested in your views on how we could improve the experience for others in the future and there is an opportunity for you to do so at the end of this letter.
I am sure that you have been regaled with many stories of skiing and of walking the streets of Boston and New York.
The students really bonded across the year groups and were all a credit to the Academy. With the Academy’s “no phones or internet” policy it was lovely to see all year groups associate with different years groups, where normally at school this would not happen.
At the start of the trip to Boston, students woke up after a snow storm, much to the students delight! Of course snow balls came from every angle on the way to breakfast before a cultural visit to the historic Quincey Market, Faneuil Hall. Following the Freedom Trail, we stopped at a park to have an enjoyable and entertaining snow ball fight (staff included!). Finally, a visit to the Boston Tea Party.
A few bumps on the snow, as to be expected but the dry slope lessons really paid off with all groups making magnificent leaps in progress over the 5 days skiing. All student were skiing from Sarsaparilla to Loon Peak summit, some students progressed from dry slopes to North Peak by the end of the week.
On route to New York we stopped in an Outlet village where bargains were had by all!
Final couple of days in New York was the highlight for most. The walk to and into Times Square, dinner at Hard Rock Café and Grand Central was inspirational, capping off the evening with awesome night views from the top of the Empire State building. The following morning started with walks around Ground Zero and the High Line, built on a historic freight rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West side. On the deck of the Staten Island ferry we had a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan all providing lifetime experiences for the memory banks.
With the ease of taking photos and video nowadays it is inevitable that you end up with a lot of footage. Staff endeavoured to do their best to ensure all students were snapped regularly, although as I am sure you can appreciate, this task is not the easiest on snow.
Plans are now in the offing for those who are interested in a future adventure in Spring 2018.
Finally, we would really appreciate any feedback from you that would help us improve any future trips.
Ski Trip co-ordinater