Our Ski Camp is open to students of all year levels. Year 11 student Sinead Mulcahy reports on a fantastic four days in Mount Buller for the 2015 interschool snow sports.
At 5am on Tuesday 25 August, a troop of weary-eyed teenagers gathered at the front of Elwood College. After a slow start – two hours slow to be precise, thanks to a forgetful bus driver – we were off to Mount Buller. The days that followed were a blur of snow, slopes and ski lifts. Our days were occupied by skiing and snowboarding lessons, followed by free skiing in the afternoons.
Each student competed in an inter-school competition of some kind; be it snowboarding or skiing, slalom or moguls. Though we may not have won any races, Elwood College was well represented, and Year 9 student Ellison Guss made it through to the national competitions.
Our afternoons were filled with playing in the pool and sauna and the traditional trip to the cinema – this year to see Jurassic World. The inter-school snow sports trip was, as always, a success. By the time we arrived back in Melbourne on Friday, friendships had been formed across year levels, skills had been improved, memories had been made. On behalf of everyone who went, I want to thank Mr England, Miss Paxton and Mr Barr for the time and effort they all put in to organising and running the camp. As cheesy as this all sounds, the snow sports trip is always one of my favourite events of the year and this time round was no exception.