On the 11th February, 22 enthusiastic and excited Wallace pupils (along with 3 equally enthusiastic and excited teachers!) embarked upon the annual ski trip to Waterville Valley, situated in the White Mountain Range in New Hampshire, USA.
After a long first day of travelling we finally made it to the Snowy Owl Inn Resort and the owner Steve welcomed us back with open arms and took excellent care of us all week.
Throughout the week, the group spent a total of 20 hours on the slopes, split between the two resorts of Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain. The first two days were spent at Waterville Valley and under the tutelage of our great ski instructors everybody enjoyed 2 fabulous days of skiing and by the end of the second day even the beginner group had made it down part of a blue run.
Day 3 saw us switching to the Loon Mountain Resort and everybody rose admirably to the challenge of new exciting trails and slightly trickier skiing conditions. The advanced and intermediate groups explored all sides of the mountain and conquered many of the black runs while the beginner group began to gradually master the blue slopes. On the final afternoon of skiing the 3 groups came together and travelled up to the top of the mountain, enjoying the spectacular views from North Peak before skiing the whole way down the mountain – a great end to 5 days of exhilarating skiing!
As well as spending time on the slopes, the group also took part in numerous après ski activities to amuse themselves each night including cheering on the away team at an ice hockey match much to the chagrin of the home fans, a great evening shopping at an outlet centre, a fiercely contested water polo competition and a mini awards ceremony at which some of the funniest and most memorable moments of our week were relived.
Finally, to top off a great week the group spent a day in Boston shopping and raiding the Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle stores before heading to Boston airport for the journey home.
All in all, it was yet another fabulous and exhilarating ski trip and many thanks to Mr Reid for all his hard work to ensure that the 2011 ski trip was a resounding success! Roll on WHSSKI 2012!!
Last modified: March 11, 2011