Ski Trip Blog - Day 4
Even after a late night out partying in Bormio, the nursery slopes were more or less clear of TMBS students this morning, as all progressed onto the lifts, which was exciting to see. Attendance on the slopes has been excellent and, despite students feeling the normal third-day aches and pains, they were out on the slopes giving it their all. Toby deserves a stand-out mention today, managing to face his fears of speed, whilst always making his instructor laugh! There really have been some lovely moments, with students chipping in to help one another get their kit on and give encouragement when needed.
Today, visibility was much improved, meaning the sun cream was out, as the sun shone over the Alps. At the top of the piste, however, the wind was up and provided some extra challenge for those advanced skiers who made it to the ‘Bormio 2000’ peak, showing the staff up as they navigated their way from ‘peak to creek’: taking them from the highest peak of the Bormio mountain, right down to the village at the base of the mountain, 3,012m below.
Room inspections after the afternoon ski session even surprised the staff with the students' tidiness, with all rooms passing with flying colours. Leah, Maddie, Millie and Keira’s room won the inspection by a landslide victory. In the free time before dinner, students mingled with other school children from Scottish schools who are also staying in Hotel Girasole, taking full advantage of the hotel’s ice hockey table and basketball hoop.
After dinner, it was a quick turnaround to head back down the mountain (not on skis, this time!) to the local ice-skating rink. The music was playing loud and the students had an amazing time bombing around on the ice. There were some theatrical falls from Emily and Bertie (no school children were hurt in the making of this blog!), whilst Alex and Makenna reigned supreme, beating all competition when it came to the head-to-head races.
Another very full day means staff and students alike were keen to get back to the hotel and get as much shut-eye as possible, before what promises to be another busy day on the Bormio slopes.