Twenty-four of our Poly boys came on our school ski trip to Alpe d'Huez this year. The famous Alpe d'Huez also features on the Tour de France. It covers an area of 10,00 hectares, boasts 249km linked pistes spanning an altitude range of 1450m to 3330m with 84 ski lifts, giving access to 41 green pistes, 34 blue pistes, 40 red pistes and 16 black pistes.
This year, we saw some of our boys completing The Sarennes Ski Run (black run), the longest in Europe at 16km, joining the Pic Blanc to the Sarenne Gorge. It was a very proud moment as many of these students have worked hard to improve their skiing over the years.
We also saw our new skiers learning how to snowplough first, then parrel turn in a short amount of time. We were told by the instructors all students made significant progress during our time skiing. All students were rewarded with a certificate at the end of the week to indicate how far they have got with the new skills they learnt. We were proud of our boys and look forward to revisiting next year.