Senior skiers headed to Passo Tonale in Northern Italy for a week long adventure in the Dolomites.

A group of 36 Hamptonians from Fourth Year to Upper Sixth took to the Italian slopes, ranging from novice skiers on the nursery slopes to pupils who were more confident on the different runs. The beginners got the hang of snowplough skiing while the intermediate and advanced groups tried their hands at the many red and blue runs available at the resort.

The final three days of the trip saw superb weather conditions which gave everyone the chance to improve their skiing. The beginners quickly graduated to parallel skiing and the intermediate and advanced groups headed to the steep black runs on the opposite side of the valley, which reached the dizzying heights of 3,000 metres.

The Hamptonians made the most of the Italian cuisine each evening and there was plenty of time for rest and relaxation after a long day on the slopes. A highlight of the evening entertainment was the World Cup Final which saw Argentina triumph against France in a thrilling penalty shoot out.

Lower Sixth pupil Piers Marchant, who has also enjoyed the Junior Ski Trip, enjoyed his experience on the Italian slopes:

The Senior Ski Trip was a great opportunity for everyone to improve their level of skiing, as well as get to know Hamptonians from other year groups. the pristine condition of the slopes made the trip an enjoyable and fun experience. A huge thanks to the teachers who did everything to ensure that the trip went smoothly. I’m sure many of those present are already eager to ski again.

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