A mammoth skiing adventure
During the Easter holidays 43 pupils and 4 members of staff set off on the annual skiing trip which involved a mammoth journey to Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth, California. After a long journey spirits were not dampened and in true Rydal Penrhos “work hard, play hard” style all went straight out to ski on arrival.
The snow was fantastic, the skiing perfect and the evenings were spent in the pool or the hot tubs resting weary limbs. On the last day the group were lucky enough to meet Glen Plake – World Champion off piste skier and his wife Kimberley.
To end the trip on a high it was off to Las Vegas, an amazing 5½ hour walk up the strip, a trip to M & M World and to watch the world famous Bellagio fountains. The last day was an adventure up the Stratosphere tower to look over Vegas (and watched a man bungee jump off it!!) the obligatory shopping for souvenirs and then the long flight home.
Well done to the two youngest pupils on the trip who learned to snow board – Tara Edwards & Becky Lawton – both doing double black diamonds by the end of the week!!
At the end of the trip there was a fun prize giving ceremony and some of the prizes awarded were:
*Legend of the Week *– Fred Huang
Most improved Snowboarder – Tara Edwards
Most improved skier – Nicky Hui
Most impressive escape from instructor – Yaqub Abed *Most impressive escape from instructor *– Peter Trumper
Most times up and down Sesame Street run – Dani-Louise Swanson
Most times up and down Sesame Street run – Lydia Dickson
Most impressive wipeout! – Hannah Cashell
For noticing Peter & Yaqub were missing – Ben Staveley
Gentleman of the week (and all round good egg!) – Jack Bancroft