Snow Trip 2018
Blackwood High School’s annual Snow Trip took place in Week 5 Term 3 to Falls Creek, Victoria. Snow conditions were at a record high with high snow depth and low wind making the week perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Two busloads of students and staff left the Blackwood Primary School car park at 11pm Saturday 18 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. This year students were greeted with a low snow line, making the bus trip breathtakingly beautiful.
The 2018 group were an amazingly resilient and active one with many students reaching black run levels during the week. A record high 42 students participated in night skiing on the Wednesday night and all students were enthralled by the elite ski and boarding demonstration and fireworks display on the Thursday night. By Friday, students were exhausted but many skied up until lunchtime before returning all their gear and boarding the bus for the overnight bus ride home.
Not only were we fortunate to have a super enthusiastic group this year, but we were also lucky to incur low injury and sickness. Meals were their usual top quality and this year we were treated to a spectacular stunt display at lunchtime Tuesday. A film crew were working on a snowboard jump shot on our chalet balcony.