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1 Spalding High School Ski Trip Passo Tonale, Italy Passo Tonale, Italy 10th – 18 th February 2012

2 The Ski Area

3 PASSO TONALE -ITALY One of highest resorts in Italy One of highest resorts in Italy Excellent for beginners and intermediates Excellent for beginners and intermediates Small, friendly resort Small, friendly resort

4 Coach Travel Pick up from school Friday 10 th Feb Pick up from school Friday 10 th Feb Travel by Ferry Travel by Ferry Overnight journey Overnight journey Arrive following evening – ski hire Arrive following evening – ski hire

5 Hotel Piandineve**** The Hotel Piandineve is a The Hotel Piandineve is a large modern property with a comfortable alpine interior and vibrant atmosphere. It is ideally located at the It is ideally located at the foot of the slopes and only 50m from the lifts. All rooms with private All rooms with private facilities, telephone, TV and hairdryer 5 minute walk from resort 5 minute walk from resort Large restaurant – buffet style meals Large restaurant – buffet style meals Disco Disco Arcade with video games Arcade with video games TV room TV room

6 The Journey Comfortable clothing Comfortable clothing Very small hand luggage bag (to fit in overhead storage on coach) Very small hand luggage bag (to fit in overhead storage on coach) Wear/use your ski jacket – saves space in your suitcase Wear/use your ski jacket – saves space in your suitcase Carry food and a small amount of money to buy food en route (10-20E) Carry food and a small amount of money to buy food en route (10-20E) Small charge for toilets at rest stop: take some change Small charge for toilets at rest stop: take some change

7 A typical day: part 1 Wake up call at !! Wake up call at !! Breakfast – serve yourself with cereal, bread rolls, cheese, cold meats and jam.. Breakfast – serve yourself with cereal, bread rolls, cheese, cold meats and jam.. Collect lift pass/gloves/glasses/goggles and a little money for snacks Collect lift pass/gloves/glasses/goggles and a little money for snacks Apply face creams, lip salve and smile! Apply face creams, lip salve and smile!

8 A typical day : part 2 Carry ski equipment to the chairlift queue. Meet ski instructor. Carry ski equipment to the chairlift queue. Meet ski instructor. Two hour ski lesson Two hour ski lesson Lunch : Hot lunch back at the hotel Lunch : Hot lunch back at the hotel Two hour ski lesson Two hour ski lesson Quick shower!!! Quick shower!!! Evening Meal Evening Meal Evening entertainment Evening entertainment Sleep! Sleep!

9 Evening Activities Outdoor Skating Tobogganing Pizza Evening Quiz Night Karaoke Presentation Evening

10 Tuition 6 days tuition 2 hour lesson in morning and 2 hour lesson in afternoon English speaking instructors

11 Awards Local Alpine ski awards Local Alpine ski awards ‘Ski Whizz’ & ‘Ski Whizz’ & ‘Ski Wally’ ‘Ski Wally’ Awards Awards Presentation evening on last night Presentation evening on last night

12 Rules and Regulations Students must follow instructions from both teachers and instructors Students must follow instructions from both teachers and instructors The journey / free time is just as hazardous as the skiing The journey / free time is just as hazardous as the skiing Please leave valuables at home Please leave valuables at home No smoking or drinking alcohol No smoking or drinking alcohol

13 Insurance Insurance Extensive winter sports insurance is included in your package. Extensive winter sports insurance is included in your package. PGL is one of the most recognised names in school trips with many years experience of operating ski tours. PGL is one of the most recognised names in school trips with many years experience of operating ski tours. Please see insurance details for full cover details, but naturally all activities arranged by PGL are covered, as well as skis, personal belongings, etc - subject to a small excess in most cases. Please see insurance details for full cover details, but naturally all activities arranged by PGL are covered, as well as skis, personal belongings, etc - subject to a small excess in most cases.

14 Tallington Ski Lessons Highly recommended Highly recommended Private individual tuition Private individual tuition Small group tuition Small group tuition School organised group tuition School organised group tuition

15 Ski Clothing Ski clothing : buy/hire/borrow Ski clothing : buy/hire/borrow Kit List – ski Kit List – ski 3/4 pairs of thick socks 3/4 pairs of thick socks  1 pair of ski gloves  Good quality sun glasses and goggles  A thick fleece plus polo necks  Thermal trousers and top  Scarf and warm hat  Après ski boots or heavy shoes  High factor suntan lotion / block – please help to ensure that pupils do not expose themselves to the potential hazard of sunburn. - Please note that temperatures on the snow can vary enormously in late season with bright sunshine and hot temperatures one minute and then cold, cloudy weather the next. Hence we would recommend several layers are worn each day i.e. thermal top, polo, fleece top, jacket to be prepared for all types of conditions.

16 Other Essential Kit Kit List Below is a list of suggested items we recommend to take: Pillow and pillow case (for the journey). Pillow and pillow case (for the journey). Wash bag and towels Wash bag and towels Night clothes Night clothes Several changes of underwear and socks Several changes of underwear and socks Casual wear for travel and evenings, including a warm fleece Casual wear for travel and evenings, including a warm fleece Several t-shirts / long-sleeved and short-sleeved Several t-shirts / long-sleeved and short-sleeved A pair of trainers A pair of trainers Labelled strong plastic bags (bin liners) for wet clothes Labelled strong plastic bags (bin liners) for wet clothes Plastic water bottle Plastic water bottle Toiletries Toiletries

17 How to take it! One MEDIUM sized suitcase ( you will have to carry it) containing snow wear, clothes, underwear, towels(2) One MEDIUM sized suitcase ( you will have to carry it) containing snow wear, clothes, underwear, towels(2) One small hand luggage bag containing food/drink/passport/money/medication One small hand luggage bag containing food/drink/passport/money/medication ONE pair of ski socks ONE pair of ski socks Use ski jacket as pillow/quilt it gets very cold on the bus late at night Use ski jacket as pillow/quilt it gets very cold on the bus late at night

18 Return Journey Suitcase to be mostly packed on Thursday Suitcase to be mostly packed on Thursday Return Ski equipment after Friday PM ski lesson Return Ski equipment after Friday PM ski lesson Shower and evening meal at hotel Shower and evening meal at hotel Begin coach journey Begin coach journey Sleep(?) until breakfast stop Sleep(?) until breakfast stop Telephone call once drivers can give an arrival time. Telephone call once drivers can give an arrival time.

19 Advice Have basic lessons at Tallington. Progress is very slow if you have to learn how to put the equipment on and learn how to stop… Have basic lessons at Tallington. Progress is very slow if you have to learn how to put the equipment on and learn how to stop… Ask Santa for ski gloves/goggles/thermals, etc Ask Santa for ski gloves/goggles/thermals, etc Borrow any ski wear you can & check out the sales! Borrow any ski wear you can & check out the sales! Think about your fitness levels…four hours of exercise, outside in the fresh air every day, is hard work. Make sure you are fit! Think about your fitness levels…four hours of exercise, outside in the fresh air every day, is hard work. Make sure you are fit!

20 Spalding High School Ski Trip Passo Tonale, Italy Passo Tonale, Italy 10th – 18 th February 2012


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