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Spalding High School. Ski Trip Passo Tonale, Italy 10th – 18 th February 2012. The Ski Area. PASSO TONALE -ITALY. One of highest resorts in Italy Excellent for beginners and intermediates Small, friendly resort. Coach Travel. Pick up from school Friday 10 th Feb Travel by Ferry - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Spalding High SchoolSki Trip Passo Tonale, Italy10th 18th February 2012

  • The Ski Area

  • PASSO TONALE -ITALYOne of highest resorts in ItalyExcellent for beginners and intermediatesSmall, friendly resort

  • Coach TravelPick up from school Friday 10th FebTravel by FerryOvernight journeyArrive following evening ski hire

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

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

  • A typical day: part 1Wake up call at 7-7.30!!Breakfast serve yourself with cereal, bread rolls, cheese, cold meats and jam..Collect lift pass/gloves/glasses/goggles and a little money for snacksApply face creams, lip salve and smile!

  • A typical day : part 2Carry ski equipment to the chairlift queue. Meet ski instructor.Two hour ski lessonLunch : Hot lunch back at the hotelTwo hour ski lessonQuick shower!!!Evening MealEvening entertainmentSleep!

  • Evening Activities

    Outdoor SkatingTobogganingPizza EveningQuiz NightKaraokePresentation Evening

  • Tuition6 days tuition2 hour lesson in morning and 2 hour lesson in afternoonEnglish speaking instructors

  • AwardsLocal Alpine ski awardsSki Whizz & Ski Wally Awards Presentation evening on last night

  • Rules and RegulationsStudents must follow instructions from both teachers and instructors

    The journey / free time is just as hazardous as the skiing

    Please leave valuables at home

    No smoking or drinking alcohol

  • InsuranceExtensive 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.

    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.

  • Tallington Ski LessonsHighly recommended

    Private individual tuition

    Small group tuition

    School organised group tuition

  • Ski ClothingSki clothing : buy/hire/borrow

    Kit List ski 3/4 pairs of thick socks1 pair of ski gloves Good quality sun glasses and gogglesA thick fleece plus polo necksThermal trousers and topScarf and warm hatAprs ski boots or heavy shoesHigh 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.

  • Other Essential KitKit ListBelow is a list of suggested items we recommend to take:

    Pillow and pillow case (for the journey).Wash bag and towels Night clothes Several changes of underwear and socksCasual wear for travel and evenings, including a warm fleece Several t-shirts / long-sleeved and short-sleevedA pair of trainers Labelled strong plastic bags (bin liners) for wet clothesPlastic water bottle Toiletries

  • How to take it!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/medicationONE pair of ski socksUse ski jacket as pillow/quilt it gets very cold on the bus late at night

  • Return JourneySuitcase to be mostly packed on ThursdayReturn Ski equipment after Friday PM ski lessonShower and evening meal at hotelBegin coach journeySleep(?) until breakfast stopTelephone call once drivers can give an arrival time.

  • AdviceHave 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

    Borrow any ski wear you can & check out the sales!

    Think about your fitness levelsfour hours of exercise, outside in the fresh air every day, is hard work. Make sure you are fit!

  • Spalding High SchoolSki Trip Passo Tonale, Italy10th 18th February 2012

    PGL offers more than 30 excellent ski resorts across the Alps, and this slide is designed to be shown while you talk your group and their parents through the ski area and the resort you have selected.

    We have included a resort information sheet in your pack . Please refer to this when presenting your parents evening, to talk about the accommodation where you will be staying.

    In order to make the journey pass more quickly, it is a good idea to take books, games, cards, personal stereos, etc., but please no large stereos! We also recommend that you bring your own choice of videos.We suggest to parents that they supply picnics, snacks etc. for the outward journey especially if travelling a considerable distance to the channel port. Regular stops will be made en route, but service areas can be expensive. Taking a picnic enables party members to save their money for the return journey. Foreign currency (Euros) will be required for stops abroad. N.B. Meals en route to and from the resort are not included in the course cost.There will be space for one piece of luggage per person plus a small piece of hand luggage. It is also a good idea to take a pillow onto the coach for the overnight journey. Please ensure that pupils plan their packing so that everything they need on the journey is taken on board at the outset.

    We strongly recommend that passengers remain in their seats with their seatbelts on, whilst the coach is in motion. We also recommend seating a member of staff at the rear of the coach to enable you to enforce this. Recent surveys show that the greatest risk of injury during coach travel is from passengers not being in their seats. This, not surprisingly, is highlighted in student travel. Injuries are caused by falls, slips and trips whilst coach is under sharp braking or acceleration. All our UK coaches are equipped with lapbelts. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAW IN FRANCE NOW STATES THAT AN ADULT MUST BE SEATED AT EACH EXIT DURING TRAVEL THROUGH FRANCE.

    PGL offers a wide variety of accommodation; this slide is designed to be shown as you talk your group and their parents through the details of the particular accommodation you will be staying in.An accommodation information sheet has been included with your presentation which you can refer to for details.All our ski accommodation is subject to an extensive safety audit, full details of which are covered in our Safety Management System document which you will have received when you made your provisional booking. A further copy is of course available on request.There are various additional activities which are available to your group and are relatively inexpensive.

    Your PGL Representative will help you to arrange the logistics and liaise with the venues.

    As you are travelling to your resort by coach then you will have the coach to use as transport in the evenings, but please be aware of regulations on drivers hours, and check with your drivers before committing them to a schedule that they cannot fulfil.

    Ski Tuition for 2 hours a day is included in the basic price of your ski tour, with the option to increase this by a further 2 or 3 hours per day.

    QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORSAt each of our destinations we employ the services of Ski Instructors who are qualified to the high standards set by local governing bodies.

    INSTRUCTOR RATIO FOR SKIINGSki instructors are allocated on a ratio of 1:12 paying pupils. However, some groups choose to take an extra instructor, depending on the split of skiing ability in their group. Please contact our office for details of the cost of an additional instructor.

    INSTRUCTOR RATIO FOR SNOWBOARDINGTo ensure maximum benefit, for snowboarding, PGL recommends a group size of no more than 8 for beginners and 10 for intermediate and advanced.Further supplements will apply where group numbers fall below 8 please contact our office for details.

    RECOGNISING ACHIEVEMENT - SKI AWARDS All party members have the opportunity to be assessed for local ski awards. These are available for both skiers and snowboarders and are designed to establish their personal level of skill and achievement.

    The pupils will normally be assessed by their ski instructor on the final day and may take part in a mini slalom race. They will then be graded according to the scheme being followed.

    PGL also provides a prize T-shirt to be handed out at a special Presentation Evening on the last night. Your PGL Rep will discuss this with you during the week.

    Ski certificates and awards can be added to a students National Record of Achievement, as recognition of new skills gained in an entirely different environment.