By Olivia Chapman, Year 7 | Posted: Thursday September 7, 2017
By Olivia Chapman
"Come on, up you get", said a disembodied voice from the dark. Suddenly my whole room was flooded with blinding light. In other words, my dad turned on my bedroom light and told me to get up. So at 6 o'clock on the morning of August 29th I was hurriedly ambling around gathering up my snow gear and other daily essentials (lunch!).
7.30am, the motor of the bus rumbled to life and off we went. The card game 'Top Trumps' was popular entertainment for the long journey there. It lasted nearly 2 hours and by the last kilometre my friend was looking pretty green. But finally we arrived at the ski field Round Hill, a smooth, rounded mountain layered with white, sparkling snow.
Not forgetting to first have a quick snack, we all tumbled out of the bus and into an overcrowded ski shack where we were each dealt out a pair of skis and a helmet. Then it was out to the snow to participate in the lessons. At first nerves crept in but all negativity was soon banished by fun as my group and I began gliding around on some of the easier slopes and riding up the Poma with the wind blowing in our faces.
On the bus ride home I couldn't help but think how cool it is that we have such close range access to a bunch of awesome places like ski fields. Because how many other schools get to go for a day trip to an alpine environment!! The day flew by in a flurry of fun and exhilaration and I can't wait to go again next year.