Last week marked another great ski trip for 65 FIS students and their faculty chaperones. Student snowboarders and skiers in Grades 6-12 had six fabulous days in groups with professional instructors that toured every corner of the Austrian resort of Obertauern. Trip leader Jack Kriss remarked, "The conditions couldn't have been better. We had the perfect combination of fresh powder and blue skies. I think all the students returned from the trip exhausted for all the right reasons."
In addition to hitting the slopes each day for a full day of skiing and snowboarding, the trip also included evening activities, such as indoor soccer and dodge ball at a local sport hall, game and trivia contests at the youth hostel, and an evening ski show put on by the instructors. One student, who had been coming on the trip for the past four years shared, "All the trips have been great but I think this one was the best!" FIS counselor and trip chaperone Charlene Aspinwall added, "It was fun to see how much some of the students improved their skills during the week. And even though the ski groups and evening activities joined students from different grade levels, I was pleased to see how well all of our students got along during the week."
For those interested, next year's trip will take place from 22 February – 1 March, 2014.