As the Bee Gees once said â€œHow deep is the snow, is the snow, how deep is the snow â€¦ We need to learn to ski â€¦ Coz weâ€™re falling in it waist deep â€¦ We make such a heap â€¦ And should all get more sleepâ€ (You see weâ€™ve all contracted snow madness, but itâ€™s a nice feeling.)
Today the groups experienced powder skiing both on and off the piste. The top group did some incredibly tough and steep runs and looked like a car-boot sale with debris all over the place. Now, for those of you who are keen skiers, off-piste is great fun, but as you know if you fall over in it, itâ€™s incredibly difficult to dig yourself out. Cerys is an expert at it. In fact, at one stage she ran for her life when Fletch came careering towards her. It was a funny sight as Cerys kept disappearing up to her neck with every step she took. There were some spectacular wipe-outs and we had to keep head-counting to make sure we had dug them all out. All groups returned this afternoon saying that it had been the best day ever.
This eveningâ€™s entertainment was silly outdoor snow games. They took it in turns to put their head on a ski-pole and spin around it, getting very dizzy and then falling over and eating soft snow; they had a bit more bum-boarding and went on to play â€˜SPLATâ€™ or football on the snow, which culminated in a massive snowball fight.
Weâ€™ve decided to start packing early as we think that it will take some students a long time to get their stuff organised. They have one more day out on the slopes and then you can have them back!