On 27 January, 30 Level 3 Outdoor Adventure students from Shuttleworth College, along with four staff, visited Italy for a week of skiing and snowboarding at the Aosta Vallet Resort, La Thuile.
Following an arduous 17 hour coach journey the students enjoyed six days on the slopes with a mixture of skiers and snowboarders tackling some challenging runs, in particular La Thuile’s infamous ‘Black 3’. The run is the second steepest in Europe and has a 73% gradient.
The students were lucky enough to have five days of sunshine and one day of fresh snow to keep the slopes in perfect condition. Each evening the group took part in a variety of activities including going out for crêpe’s and ice-skating in the nearby resort of Courmayeur.
Jon Goodwin, Outdoor Adventure Lecturer at Shuttleworth College, enthused: “The group were brilliant all week and a real credit to the College. The staff can’t wait for next year’s trip all ready.”
Students who study Outdoor Adventure with Shuttleworth College get involved in a rotation of practical activities on a weekly basis including; kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, climbing, archery and sailing as well as trips abroad and in the UK. The courses aim to develop the skills needed within the industry, as well as offering a range of qualifications that help career progression by gaining employment or moving on to higher education.
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