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Draft Itinerary - Travel
Friday 16th March PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 1 .00 pm
1.00: Meet at Hinckley Football Club, Leicester Road, Hinckley(children will be boarded in their group order – Mr
Armstrong to supervise boarding)
14.00: Leave from Hinckley venue
16:00: Arrive at services approx 3 hours
Approx. 17:30 – 18:30: Arrive at Dover.
20:15: Depart from Dover by Ferry.
Saturday 17th March
7:00: Breakfast stop.
Approx. 12:00: Arrive at the resort
Approx. 19:00: Depart from Austria after dinner.
Approx. 10:00: Arrive at Calais (French Time).
14:30 – 17:30: Return to Hinckley (venue to be decided)- pupils will contact parents with ETA
We will ask the students to phone from a service station stop on the way home to give an estimated time of
arrival. It will also be posted on parentmail. Please ensure someone is available to take the phone call from
13:00 onwards. Pupils will need a contact number.
What Else You Will Need (for the journey)
Hand Luggage on the Coach (in a rucksack which will fit by
your feet or overhead).
Water, (bottle (330ml to fit in pocket - can be refilled and used
throughout the week)
Snacks, sweets, etc. for the journey – NO GUM OR FIZZY DRINKS.
Money for service station/ ferry or packed lunch.
Face wipes – toothbrush and paste (in a wash bag).
Pillow and fleece blanket.
Book/ magazine/ cards/ entertainment.
You will also need:
An appropriate trainers for wet/ snowy conditions.
A watch (essential)
Ski Hire & Clothing Requirements
Ski Clothing/ Items
Hat, gloves, goggles, ski socks, sunglasses, face/lip sun screen
protection (at least factor 30), leggings/thermal underwear (top
and bottom), refillable bottle.
Hiring your clothes. (Do not buy a helmet or hire one in UK –
we do not have the room to transport them).
Ski hoodie (provided by school) – to be worn for travelling -
This will be given to pupils during the week before departure.
Pupils will require a packed meal and/or £ sterling to purchase a
meal en route (services/ferry). Packed food for breakfast or approx.
€20 for breakfast/lunch stop.
We will collect €50 euros (in ten euro notes please) and £15
notes(sterling) for breakfast on the ferry (return journey) at the
parent meeting on Wednesday 21st February 2019 – 6.30pm.
The above includes €10 for helmet hire which is paid in resort and
€40 will be given to your child at intervals during the week which
can be spent on any extras they may wish to purchase (drink, food,
Any extra money you wish to give your child is your child's
responsibility and will not be collected in. Pupils may have an
opportunity to spend at services, on the ferry or visit the local
village shops where they can shop if they wish.
PLEASE BE AWARE – Last year, one pupil spent 45euros on
Unless required for the journey, all medicines including
hayfever tablets need to be handed in on Wednesday
morning 8th March before we leave to Miss Williams/Mrs
King at Reception from 8am – 9:40am.
Please see Miss Williams/Mrs King before we leave on
the day of departure if your child is carrying any
medication for the journey.
Please ensure your child has taken any necessary travel
medication as directed before travelling.
If your child uses inhalers they will also need to carry
these at all times.
Ski Clothing (jacket and snow trousers can be hired from
Hat, gloves, goggles, ski socks, sunglasses, face/lip sun screen
protection (at least factor 30) aftersun cream, leggings/thermal
underwear, refillable bottle.
Casual Clothing (for evenings - black bag for dirty
Towel (for hotel and swimming)
Swimwear (suitable for a flume)
Footwear (for snowy conditions to and from lifts/
Socks (4/5 pairs of ski socks – ‘tube’ variety
without a seam, NO football socks!)
Underwear and nightwear.
European Plug Adapter
Personal First Aid Kit
It is useful if children have a small first aid kit which
Plasters, crepe bandage, throat lozenges etc. The air on
the mountains can be quite dry and children are liable to
get a sore throat.
Holdall (wheeled if possible)
Rucksack/Backpack for coach
Pupils will be given labels that they will need to attach to
each piece of luggage.
…And What You Won’t Need.
Expensive personal items – there will be nowhere to
store them and you may not be insured.
Devices Items which are Wi-Fi enabled and/or can take
photos/videos will be collected in by Hastings Staff on
arrival including Mobile phones. They will be handed
back for the return journey.
Please ensure you child has a chargeable battery pack if
they wish to use their phone/devices on the return
journey. These can be kept and charged in their room.
A European adapter will be required for any mains
Groups of approx. 10-12 before we leave.
Designated group leader, responsible for counting you in
and out – giving instructions etc. – administrative
These groups will be different to your skiing groups
which are based on ability!
Hotel Rooms – Pupils will be given their rooms on
arrival. We will make sure they are with at least one of
their chosen friends.
On The Slopes
Who’s the Daddy?
Your instructor is in charge. They are all qualified professionals who have
spent many years teaching children and adults how to ski.
Groups may change daily.
Instructors will place you in your ski groups based on your ability, which is
subject to change daily depending on how you perform on the slopes.
You WILL probably ache….
You will be using muscles you’ve never used before and you are likely to
ache after the first day – this is normal. Taking part is NOT optional unless you
are either ill or injured!
A typical day…….
7am Rise and Shine?
7.30 am Breakfast
8.30 am Collect skis and boots from Hotel storage
8.45 am Depart for the slopes
9.30 am Meet instructor
10am – 12 pm Ski/Board
1pm – 3pm Ski/Board
3.30pm Return to Hotel to wash and change. Possibly go into village
6 pm Dinner
7.30pm Evening Activities
All times approximate and subject to change
Itinerary - Activities
Evening activities could include any of the following:
There will be time when it is appropriate for our pupils to
This will only involve browsing or shopping in the local
villages in groups of no less than 3.
At all times pupils will be given clear instructions as to
where they may go, what they must do and where and
when they must return to an appropriate point.
They will also be told where they must NOT go under
At all times the pupils will be aware of where their
teacher or group leader is.
What if I get it wrong or things
Pupils who fail to follow rules or instructions of Hastings
staff or instructors on the mountain may be withdrawn from
ski or après activities.
PLEASE NOTE: Behaviour that severely compromises the
Health and Safety of any person, adult or pupil could result
in that pupil being sent home. Parents will then be required
to collect their child from resort. This will the decision of
the trip leaders in consultation with the head teacher.
If you are not feeling well or are unhappy with anything
please tell a member of staff or your ski instructor. We
want everyone to really enjoy this experience so please tell
us if anything or anyone is bothering you. Don’t wait till you
Hastings High School 01455 239414
Mrs A. Roberts 07470 268310
This is the emergency ski trip number, if the issue is not an
emergency please contact the school and they will contact the
staff on the trip if necessary.
Hotel details - Hotel Ennstalherhof
Please do not contact the hotel directly