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Following the continuing success of our residential visits, I am now booking our first MAST Academy Trust, joint Kirkburton and Scissett, Ski trip for Easter 2019 to ski Saas Fee in Switzerland. Many people will never have the opportunity to realise the fantastic experience of skiing, particularly on snow.
Ski trips can be expensive, with lift passes, equipment hire and instruction to pay for on top of the normal continental travel, food and accommodation. It is for these reasons that I am booking the trip now to spread the cost for families over a longer period.
Initially the ski visit will be open to next year’s year 7 (current year 6). The cost is £985. This cost includes coach and ferry (Dover-Calais 90min) travel to and from Switzerland, accommodation, food, ski lessons, ski lift pass (for the whole mountain range) and skis/poles/ski boots. Breakfast and an evening meal will be provided at the hotel and a packed lunch will be provided on the slopes. Drinks other than with meals will need to be paid for, as will food on the journey to and from Switzerland. Ski wear is cheaper and more readily available nowadays, but can also be hired prior to the visit, a helmet is essential.
The following payment plan is spread over the next 12 months.
Tour operator: Ski Gower
Depart: Friday 12 April 2019
Return: Saturday 20 April 2019
Total Cost: £985.00 (payable via Parent Pay)
Initial deposit: £75.00 by Friday 23 February 2018
Second payment: £125.00 by Friday 20 April 2018
Third payment: £200.00 by Friday 29 June 2018
Fourth payment: £200.00 by Friday 14 September 2018
Fifth payment: £200.00 by Friday 9 November 2018
Balance: £185 by Friday 25 January 2019
The children will ski for 6 days and will be taught by fully qualified British Ski Gower instructors who will remain with our party for the duration of the visit. The instructors are technically excellent, very friendly and patient. The children will be working in groups of an average size of 8 per instructor, plus one member of school staff, and will receive certificates at our presentation night from Ski Gower. I am qualified as an Alpine Snowsports Course Leader, increasing the safety, enjoyment and learning of the participants.
The resort is excellent for beginners and intermediates. Saas Fee is a high altitude resort and snow conditions should be excellent.
We will stay at the Azalea Hotel in Saas Grund. The rooms are 2/4 bed en-suite. Local facilities include a disco, pizzeria/ice cream, DVD room, table football, and a swimming pool. Some of which we will use for evening entertainments.
We will depart on Friday, 12th April, 2019 and will arrive back during the afternoon of Saturday 20rd April. The journey takes approximately 22 hours each way.
Please be reminded that places are strictly limited and dependent on appropriate behaviour in school.
If the visit is oversubscribed a draw will take place for successful applicants, and for those placed on the reserve list, on Thursday 15 February, following the relevant selection procedure for each school.
Once the draw has been made information and instructions will be sent home periodically and there will be a further Information Evening nearer to the event in the Spring Term 2019.
If you have any further questions, please contact me at school or email me here