Ski Trip 2014 to Lillehammer, Norway

On Sunday 23rd February Grosvenor’s 2014 ski trip delegation returned home following an enjoyable and action-packed week of alpine activity in Lillehammer, Norway.

The trip saw 46 pupils and 5 adults travel to the ski resort of Hafjell, venue for the 1994 Winter Olympics, where they participated in six days of skiing, each made up of two one-and-a-half hour sessions.

Throughout the week further activities were held each evening, such as a quiz, a game of ‘Face Fusion’ and a trip to the cinema, which involved those present walking through deep snow and, for a short time, getting lost on the way!

Of the travelling contingent the 34 beginners made fantastic progress, skiing red runs by the end of the week, while awards were distributed at the end of the trip to Michael Todorov (Best Skier), Jackson Fleck (Best Beginner) and Zeke Wilson (Most Improved Skier).

Special thanks to instructors Erik, Jakob, Mads and Erika for their patience and encouragement throughout the week, as well as teachers Mr Cowan, Mrs Caulfield, Mr Taggart and Mrs Black, along with Dr Alison White, without whom the trip would not have run so successfully.

Those who caught the skiing bug on this year’s trip are already awaiting next year’s visit to Pinzolo, Italy with eager anticipation.

Some of Grosvenor's intrepid skiers enjoy themsleves on the slopes of Hafjell ski resort in Norway during this year's trip to Lillehammer