P.E. Department Ski Trip to the U.S.A.

On Thursday 29th March the Shipston High School annual ski trip set out to conquer more slopes of the world. This year’s destination: New Hampshire, USA.

Fuelled with energy the group set off at 6:30 a.m. and landed at their first stop, Boston, around midday USA time. What followed was an informative tour of America’s most historic city. A quick stop at McDonalds, to satisfy many a student’s desire for a supersized burger was next on the agenda before a long coach drive to our hotel for the main part of our trip.
Our first mountain to conquer was Cannon Resort: 265 acres of skiing. Despite the mountain being hidden in a dense fog, the students started to traverse the slopes showing amazing confidence no matter the group. The following day the clouds finally broke and with awe and wonder students were finally able to see and experience what it was like to ski down a mountain.
Thirsty for more mountain slopes, the group travelled to Loon Resort on the 3rd and 4th day. Two days of absolute blissful sunshine. Nearly all students managed to get to the top of the mountain due to Loon’s ability to cater for all abilities. From the top the students were able to see the famous Washington Mountain far off in the distance – wondrous panoramic views for all to soak up.
On the students 5th day we travelled back to Cannon and tackled it with assured confidence. The mountains had treated us well (well most of us) and the students thanked all who had helped them develop their skills.

But the trip was not over, we had New York City to conquer. Despite a downpour of rain the Yankee game went ahead and the group experienced some humongous humans slug a ball around the field. An assured Yankee victory ensured all went home happy! A quick walk around New York City and Times Square in the evening allowed students to soak in the city that never sleeps.
The next morning we went to Freedom Tower for spectacular views of the city before a spot of shopping. On the evening, the students and staff witnessed the amazing Broadway show “The Lion King”.
Another hop on-off tour on the final morning followed by a trip up Rockefeller centre ensured that the students experienced NYC at its best. Exhausted and ready for home comforts we finally made our way back to Shipston on 7th April.
An amazing trip, thoroughly well organised and planned by Mr Yuill.