On Wednesday 7th February 2018, 85 very excited girls set off for the ski trip to Austria. We had a good journey without any holdups and arrived in Wurmlach around 8.30am on Thursday.
The girls settled into the house and hotel and enjoyed a walk into town and a play in the snowfield. There was PLENTY of snow this year and the weather was glorious.
The girls were split into 9 ski groups of mixed ability, apart from group one. Only a handful of girls had skied before! Progress was amazing and by day two, all girls were managing the button lift. Most girls conquered the chair lift by day three and before the end of the trip EVERY girl skied from the top of the mountain. The red run, Laas, was open this year too and a number of girls successfully skied it.
We had fun on the shopping day and enjoyed a hot chocolate night around a campfire and concluded the trip with a very loud disco!
Although we had a very large group this year, the girls did everything they could to ensure this wasn’t a problem. They were helpful, enthusiastic and encouraging to each other and to staff throughout the trip. They really were a credit to Coloma in every possible way. Not only did they learn to ski but also learnt to live without their phones (or any other technology!) They learnt to make their bed, clean toilets, wash and brush up. They made many new friendships and bonded as a year group. Above all, they learnt to believe in themselves and came to realise that anything is possible with perseverance and the support of others. It was a trip to remember for all the right reasons!