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Posted on April 3rd 2019
Snow Sports 2019 - Trip Pictures and Reports Here
We had our awards for Thursday and they were as follows:
- Legend of the day: Toby
- Best boarder: Tashan
- Best skier: Brandon V
- Most improved skier: Jaeden
- Most improved boarder: Ayush
Last night was the disco. It was clear that Harris boys had the best dance moves and absolutely dominated the dance floor. After the disco the boys went to bed spending their last night in the chalet.
Today we took our final trip up to Crans. After a cloudy start it opened up into one of the most beautiful days we have had so far. The highlight of the day was our beginners group that only started skiing at the beginning of the week completed the famous Black run down from the glacier. This is the most challenging run of the whole resort and unheard of for beginners group to complete it in their first week. What an amazing achievement.
We then did our rewards for Friday which are as follows:
- Legend of the day : Arthur
- Best boarder: Connor
- Most improved boarder: Noah
- Best skier : Luke W
- Most improved skier: Sherif
We will have our awards ceremony during the journey home for all of the week. Here's some more great pics from today for you to enjoy.
Last night was our awards ceremony and they were as follows:
- Best skier - Samuel E
- Best snowboarder - Jasper
- Most improved skier - Hamza
- Most improved boarder - Aleksander
- Legend of the day - Gugliemo
We then had a hot chocolate under the stars and watched the Man United game before getting a good night's sleep.
We awoke this morning to excellent skiing conditions and headed up to Crans. The groups have progressed so much by now that you wouldn't even recognise them. We are all over the mountains and nearly every group off the magic carpet. It is quite a sight to see our boys coming down the mountain at some pace. The technique is excellent and they all have fabulous control. Again it is best to show you in pictures how well the boys have been getting on!
Tonight is the big night.... The disco night. All the boys will have their best outfits on and showing off their dance moves. Please look out for pictures tomorrow, this is always the best night!
Yesterday's awards were
- Snowboarder of the day - Cai M
- Most improved snowboarder - Harley B
- Skier of the day - Oscar P
- Most improved skier - Shah M
- Legend of the day - Nihal
We awoke this morning once again to beautiful blue skies and headed up to the Crans Montana resort. The weather was beautiful and the snow was excellent for all levels of skier and snowboarders.
Our beginner groups of skiing are now taking on the red runs, amazing progress. You can see long lines of Harris Boys' students along the slopes controlling their turns and coming down very controlled.
Our intermediate snowboarders and skiers are now all over the slopes and are enjoying the amazing views that the resort offers. Please take some time to look at the amazing pictures from today.
Tonight we have a hot chocolate under the stars evening activity and we will show the students the football.
Last night was a relaxing trip to the spa. The students all enjoyed. This was an outdoor spa with breathtaking views of the mountains, a lazy river and warm swimming pools. We came back feeling very refreshed and did our awards. The awards for day two were as follows:
- Best skier - William
- Most improved skier - Joshua A
- Best boarder - Leo G
- Most improved boarder - Harlem
- Legend of the day - David O
After a restful night's sleep we made our way up to Crans and the sun was shining for a beautiful day of skiing.
The progress has been amazing. We bumped into our advanced skiers who were at the Plaine Morte glacier. This is the highest point in Switzerland you can ski at, and it is so high that you can ski here all year. On top of that the only way down is a challenging long black run, the toughest in the resort. Incredible that our students are taking that on during their third day. Please look at the pictures and admire how beautiful it was up there.
Our boarders continue to dominate the red runs with even our intermediate group moving up there! They are so fast now that it is difficult to keep up.
Our beginner skiers are now on the button lift tackling the blue runs, astonishing progress considering they only started three days ago. Keep an eye our for the next few days to see where they are!
Tonight we will do our awards ceremony and then we have a trip to the local tennis centre. This is an amazing faculty where Federer sends his children, so we are lucky to be going. Stay tuned for tomorrow's report
After a night time fire-walk the students were in bed early and rested well for day two of skiing.
We arrived to a slightly foggy mountain in the morning but the skiers and snowboarders were out in force. You could see Harris Boys' students all over the button lifts tackling the slopes. It was like watching a different group from yesterday, the progress they have made has been excellent.
We bumped into our snowboarders at the top of the mountain as they overtook Mr Miller going down the ticky red runs, they looks like pros and Mr Belcher managed to get some videos...... A must see. We'll try and upload those soon.
By the afternoon all of our students were up and skiing and completing the nursery slopes moving on to some of the more challenging runs. This group are skiing so well, we hope to have them all up the mountain soon.
Tonight we have a relaxing outdoor spa and then our daily awards ceremony where we will reward our outstanding students, always a tough choice!
Day One - Report
After a smooth journey to Crans Montana we left our luxury coach, checked into our rooms and got our snow sports equipment fitted. For dinner we had some pasta and then went back to our chalet for an early night.
We awoke to fresh snow, had some breakfast together and made our way up to the amazing Crans ski resort. The students split into their ability groups and met their instructors. The beginners all spent the day on the nursery slopes while the intermediates and advanced students did a skills test before getting the chair lift up to some green and blue slopes. It was an impressive first day all round!
It was what is known as a ‘white out’ today with very low visibility caused by a combination of snow, fog and cloud cover. For this reason we don’t have any good photos on the slopes.
In the evening we had fajitas for dinner before heading off for a torch led night walk around the resort.
We finished the evening with some a rewards ceremony (picture attached):
Day 1 Awards:
- Most improved boarder - Toby
- Boarder of the day – Diego
- Most improved skier – Benedict
- Skier of the day – Dylan J
- Legend of the day – Dylan A
We'll be updating this page with reports and pictures from our snow sports trip while we are away over the Easter holiday - as the internet allows! Please do also follow us on Twitter @HarrisEDB to see the latest pictures and news. You can also see the Tweets from the home page of our website, even if you don't use Twitter. We're looking forward to a great trip!
Picture from our 2018 snow sports trip.