Snow Trip 2019
Blackwood High School’s Annual Snow Trip took place in Week 5 of Term 3 to Falls Creek, Victoria. This year’s group was enormous, including 80 students and 11 staff. Snow conditions were fantastic as usual for this time of the year with students encountering the full extent of alpine conditions – sun, snow, wind and low cloud.
Two busloads of students and staff left the Blackwood High School car park at 11pm Saturday 17 August to make the long journey eastwards. Breakfast at Echuca was a highlight of the journey, followed by lunch and a wander around the gorgeous township of Bright before starting the long slow haul up the mountain. Students were greeted to breathtakingly beautiful views on the way.
The 2019 group were amazingly resilient and active with many students reaching black run levels during the week. About 45 students participated in night skiing on the Wednesday night and students were enthralled by the elite ski and boarding demonstration and fireworks display on Thursday night. By Friday, students were exhausted but many skied up until lunchtime before returning their gear and boarding the bus for the overnight bus ride home.
We were fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and skillful group this year and were lucky to dodge illness that can sometimes occur with so many people living in close quarters. Unfortunately, we had a few wrist injuries to snowboarders but those students were very resilient in their medical centre visits. After the return overnight bus trip, tired students were greeted by families at 7am on Saturday 24 August to hopefully have a restful weekend!
Year 9 students – start saving your money for 2020!!!