Prior's Field September 2018

Oundle pupils take to the slopes

Published Monday 20th of January 2014 10:57:13 AM

On 14 December, a party of First to Third Form (Year 7-9) pupils from Oundle School took to the slopes in Courmayeur, Italy for a week of ski instruction and fun.

Zoe Onyett (13) commented, �We stayed at the Hotel T�l�cabine in the small town of Courmayeur which had access to the main t�l�cabine that took you up to the local ski area, where we met our ski school instructors every morning. The skiing in Courmayeur consisted of a range of runs including two blacks, some learning slopes and the majority red and blue runs. As well as skiing we enjoyed ten-pin bowling, the gelateria, a pizza night and a quiz.�

Trip Organiser and Biology teacher, Walter Holmstrom commented, �The trip is run every two years and while snow was a little thin on the ground at the start of the week, by the end there was more than enough snow for everyone - from beginners to experienced powder-hounds. Zoe�s father and former Oundle pupil, Mark Onyett also joined us for skiing on the last day. Mark did the Welsh 14-Peaks with me in 1989, as well as an expedition in Belize in the same year. It was great to meet up and ski with him on this occasion.�

Photo 1Photo 2

School Search

Home   »     »