Students from The Centre of Sporting Excellence at Cronton Sixth Form College had the exciting opportunity to take part in a ski trip to Alpe D’Huez, France in the first week of February 2014.
The trip was open to all Sport and Uniformed Services students and took place over eight eventful days in the Alps. Students ranged from beginner to advanced level skiers and all received daily tuition from expert French ski instructors who managed to get the best out of the students throughout the whole trip.
Students were able to test their skills on magnificent ski runs including the ‘Narnia like’ village of Auris, skiing down into the valley next to the infamous ‘21 hair pin’ Alpe D’Huez road and into Alpe D’Huez from the Folie Douce Club at the top of the 11,000ft Pic Blanc mountain.
As well as receiving top class skiing tuition, students were also treated to breakfast, lunch and a sumptuous evening meal each day at the hotel restaurant. Students also took part in various fun activities including luge, a high ropes course and ice skating.
Head of Sporting Excellence, Ben Barton said “The trip has been a massive success for everyone involved and all of the students made rapid progress on the slopes over the eight days in the Alps. Student feedback since returning to college has been immense, all of the students who went this year are already saving up and reserving their places for the ski trip in February 2015, we can’t wait to go back!”