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Ski Trip 2018

During February half term 2019; a group of students and staff travelled by coach from Southfield to Dover, crossing to Calais and then onward to Sestriere, Italy.

Sestriere sits at the heart of one of Europe’s biggest ski areas known as the Via Lattea (Milky Way).  There are 146 skiable pistes which together total 390km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow.

It regularly holds Alpine Ski World Cup events but its biggest moment came when it was chosen as the centre for the alpine events in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics, hosting all the men’s and women’s alpine skiing competition and being the site of one of the three Olympic Villages.

Everyone had a fabulous time and even those who were complete beginners at the start of the week, had some quite impressive skills to demonstrate by the end of the week!