Only minus 17 at daybreak today – and that’s at the bottom of the valley where we are staying, although, at over 1000 metres above sea-level, we are already higher than anywhere in England before we even go up the mountain. A few tired legs around but by the end of the day everyone had skied down the mountain to the valley floor. Straight after lunch everyone also went to the very top. Those more experienced skiers then descended the whole distance, dropping from 2510 metres to 1052 metres above sea-level. After a quick slide down a slope and a snowball fight, everyone else began to develop their parallel skiing techniques.
We went to a different resort today and started at over 2000 metres.In the morning we all practiced our techniques on different runs and in the afternoon we had the ski race. Each of the three groups competed against each other in a slalom race. The overall boys winner was Harry Radford and Katie Acton won the girls race.
Presentations were then made back at the hotel. The ski instructors came in and awarded medals and certificates to everyone as well as a dinosaur stuffed toy to the winners!
There probably will not be time to add to this blog tomorrow as we will be skiing in the morning and then getting ready to return home. Certainly a great time has been had by all – and lots of new skills learnt.