Ski trip to Canada: Blog

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Thursday 16 February

Last day in Tremblant. A successful day’s shopping, a lovely evening meal then off to bed. See you on Saturday back at St Edmund’s.

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Wednesday 15 February

It is hard to believe that today was the final day of skiing, where has the week gone? All the ski instructors have complimented the children on their progress, behaviour and manners. The children are now eagerly awaiting Mr Penn’s annual bingo bonanza and evening’s social activities.

Tomorrow we head off to Mirabel for a day’s shopping and an evening swim, sauna and jacuzzi followed unfortunately by packing.

Tuesday 14 February

Nothing sums up St Edmund’s School pupils better than seeing them flying down a mountain on a massive rubber tube then getting back up and repeating the same again and again for the next hour. The tubing experience was a sight to behold with non stop laughter, screaming and hilarity.  Straight back to the hotel, straight to bed and a well earned nights sleep.

The sun is shining today with beautiful clear skies. A massive breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, croissants sets us up well for another full day of skiing followed by an evening in the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and those who are brave enough walk barefoot in the snow to bathe in the outside, steaming hot tub ! Another fantastic day in Canada. To quote Lily Gibbons “it’s just getting better”.

Please can I just remind parents that the return day is Saturday and we are expected to arrive back at school at approximately 10.30 am.

Monday 13 February

After a top up of over 30 cm of fresh powder snow overnight we awoke to blue sky and perfect conditions on the slopes.

The progress of St Edmund’s ski team has been unbelievable. Even the beginners group have reached the top of summit and skied down successfully, with comments from their ski instructors that they were the quickest learning group they have ever had! Every pupil has improved today with these fantastic snow conditions and, returned after a full day’s skiing, tired but happy.

Next, a delicious dinner of chicken pasta then we are off tubing. More fun, more food and more energy.

Another perfect day in Canada.

 

Sunday 12 February

Another early start and a great Canadian breakfast at Casey’s Sports Diner set everyone up for the days skiing on the north and south side of Mont Tremblant. The conditions were great after more evening snow and just got better as the day progressed and more snow fell.

For many, it was their first chance to ski in powder snow, enhanced by the numerous wide and long wooded runs stretching for miles across this most beautiful part of Quebec.

Lunch was taken on the mountain and the snow kept coming making conditions even better. A 3.30pm finish and a well-deserved rest didn’t stop the group, shopping in the village and a visit to the hotel’s Starbucks finished the day off in perfect Canadian style.

The staff would like to add that they have been experiencing a few problems with the mobile phone signal so please do not hesitate to email them with any questions.

Saturday 11 February

After a slight delay at Heathrow, we have finally arrived in the village of Tremblant. It is a beautiful village and the ski lift is right outside our door. It was certainly an exhausting days travelling but we quickly checked into our massive rooms, had our first taste of lovely Canadian pizza and collapsed into our beds.
In a hour or two, once we are all awake we are off to breakfast at a local restaurant called Casey’s, then onto ski fit, followed by a full day on the slopes….an exciting day ahead.

Friday 10 February

Today St Edmund’s School pupils and staff will be travelling on their 12th consecutive ski trip. For the first time after nine years in Europe and two successful trips to New Hampshire, Boston, we are flying to Montreal, Canada to ski in the award-winning Quebec mountain resort of Mont Tremblant.

47 pupils from Form 5 to Upper Sixth will enjoy a week of ski lessons and après ski activities: the easy mixing of students from across the year groups illustrates the sense of community and togetherness for which St Edmund’s is so well known.