Ski Trip Bormio, Italy, 2018

date: 2018-05-04

At 7.30am on 23rd March 2018 four staff and 32 students embarked on a 27 hour journey across Europe to the picturesque town of Bormio, high in the Italian Alps, in search of snow, pizza and fun.

The journey down was a pleasant one, spent laughing, watching DVD’s, eating copious amounts of sweets and of course sleeping. At 1.00pm the following day we arrived at the Hotel Nazionale in Bormio, welcomed by our fantastic rep Elena and the eccentric resort manager Geovanni. Once the bus was unloaded, we headed off to enjoy the best pizza Italy has to offer and then to get our skis and boots fitted ready for skiing on Sunday. The rest of the evening was spent unpacking in the hotel, having tea and getting an early night ready for the next day.

We awoke the next day refreshed and after a hearty breakfast we were ready to hit the slopes. For a large number of the group this was to be their first experience of being on a mountain, skis and snow and so inevitably there were a few falls – one spectacular front flip over the boards which fortunately did not result in any injury! The more experienced skiers headed out with their instructor to explore all the runs the mountain had to offer including the new fun park which allowed for jumps, tunnels and of course spectacular falls.

The next five days were spent skiing three hours each morning, enjoying a delicious lunch followed by two hours skiing in the afternoon. The conditions were incredible with bountiful snow, perfect piste conditions and endless empty runs to explore.

In the evenings we took part in numerous après ski activities including a general knowledge quiz and a presentation evening; however the highlight of the trip as always, was a night at the local disco. We headed to “Shangri La”, Bormio’s premier nightclub to celebrate one of the student’s birthdays and a great night was had by all dancing the night away. There were some interesting shapes thrown and in the words of the students - some very dodgy “dad dancing” from both the male staff on the trip.

As always the students on the trip represented Driffield School in the best possible manner. All were extremely polite and well behaved throughout the trip and all were a true credit to their school and themselves, so much so the hotel and bus drivers, as they have in previous years, both commented that “Driffield School was the best behaved group they had ever come across”.

Mr McDonald, trip leader, said “I would personally like to express my sincere thanks to the three members of staff that made the trip possible –Mrs S Ramsay, Mr M Evans and Miss J Yates. The trip was a huge success and everyone had a fantastic time; and we are already planning and looking forward to next year’s trip!”