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Italy Ski Trip – 2020

After yet another successful ski trip to Italy, which included our largest ever party of 132 people, we are delighted to have secured an exceptional opportunity to Ski in the magnificent resort of Courmayeur. This is with Interski, a company renowned for school skiing and with over 31 years’ experience who provided us with a thrilling and wonderful adventure yet again from beginning to end and for the last 5 years.

The format will be very similar to the tried and tested pattern of our previous ski courses with pupils receiving a full 5 hours of ski tuition on 6 days from highly qualified British instructors employed by the biggest and best British ski school in the Alps. This will prevent any language barriers and allow the greatest opportunity for pupil progression with even more control and flexibility for our group.

The package will also include full board accommodation, supervised hot lunches and comprehensive and fun packed Après Ski events for the pupils to maximise their experience. They will also have the opportunity to practice their foreign language skills with local residents and fellow European travellers. For those who have never studied Italian it’s their opportunity to learn some of the basics and gain appreciation of Italian culture.

Probably the most internationally renowned of Interski’s four resorts, Courmayeur boasts 100 kms of exciting downhill runs, from easy to challenging. The Italian Ski Resort of Courmayeur is part of the Aosta Valley ski area with access to 352km of downhill skiing, with 180 individual pistes, served by 62 ski lifts. With ski lifts as high as 2,760m, skiing is assured throughout the season. Nestling comfortably at the foot of mighty Mont Blanc, Courmayeur is a delightful, old traditional Alpine village, at the heart of which is a maze of interesting, narrow cobbled alleys. There is literally a plethora of ski runs for everyone to learn and progress.

Aosta itself is an ideal location for school groups, both on and off the slopes. It provides the perfect combination of culture/winter sports. It’s also a vibrant town with a distinctly Italian flavour, with lots of great shops and delicatessens. Aosta is just that little bit different from your normal ski resort whilst great snow is assured since much of the skiing is above 2,000m. This allows us to ensure that everyone is well catered for, from beginners to more experienced skiers.

Through some tough negotiating we are able to offer this course at a cost of £925, which I believe represents excellent value for money for this 3* hotel, comprehensive quality assured ski instruction time with glorious hot lunches on the mountain and many other added benefits.

The attached sheet shows a breakdown of what is included in the price and some other key facts and information. The price is based on 40 pupils taking part. If you would like your son/daughter to have a place on the course, please read the attached information before completing the reply slip (also attached) and returning with the initial deposit of £75 to the Finance Office by Thursday 24 May 2018. Deposits are non-refundable. Cheques should be made payable to Hartford Church of England High School, with “Snowcourse Courmayeur 2020” on the reverse. You will then be issued with a payment card and payment schedule to keep track of your balance (in accordance with the Interski Terms and Conditions, the full balance will need to be paid by Friday 10th January 2020).  

If you require any further information regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or by e-mail to

Yours faithfully

Mr P Marklove

Ski Course Leader 2020

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