Ski Trip 2020

I went on the Concord Austria ski trip last month. The first thing I remember was us being warned about the long drive to Austria, crossing over at Dover, driving on the European continent. But now I think even after such a long drive, it was totally worth it.

Our first night was relaxing, and we went for a short meal in the hotel, followed by a full night’s sleep for the oncoming five-day skiing experience. For the next five days around forty of us, plus six teachers, went and skied on the Austrian Alps. We were split into different groups according to our ability and all of us had lots of fun with our teammates and instructors. The experts went on the black slopes, while the beginners like myself successfully conquered the easy red slope. I also couldn’t tell you how good the food was. I had so much food every lunchtime, the gnocchi, the chicken schnitzel, it was just fabulous!

At nights, we had lots of activities to attend, including pizza night, and visiting Salzburg. The one I had most fun is unarguably going to the nearby swimming pool. It was a wonderful pool with loads of facilities, like a jacuzzi and even a water slide. We walked endless flights of stairs up, and finally ended up at a black hole. Then it was simply, sitting down and off I went. The lighting was very cool, with extremely well-coordinated LED lights imitating laser lights in a pitch-black environment. The slide itself was also fun, exciting and really quick.

It was a tiring trip, but also a fruitful one. I made some new friends, learnt how to ski and had loads of fun. Couldn’t really ask for more!

Kenneth – F5

The Concord ski trip 2017

Skiing can be difficult. A year ago, I didn’t have a clue how to put on my skis, but with a lot of practice I became an intermediate skier – and I had to go back. This year the journey began with eighteen hours in coach (that sounds bad, I know, but it was SO worth it!).

While we were there the food was amazing and the instructors were so nice. We had pizza night, bowling, visits to the local supermarket and into town for ice-creams: everyone had fun – and we all improved our skiing level.

In fact, we all achieved a high level, as we went skiing for five hours per day, every day, except Saturday! Like any sport, to get better, skiing is a sport where you have to practice. Even though it can make you scared on the steeper slopes, it is such fun and so enjoyable.

I recommend the ski trip 2018 to anyone, and I would like to thank Mrs Robbins, Mr Canney and Mr Wilson for taking us this year.

Natalie Chau F4