So here it is… We are sad to have to say that this season and SnowSkool adventure has come to an end! Congratulations to everyone who passed their BASI Level 2 exams on Friday and commiserations to those who didn’t quite get over the line this time. There were some very close calls, the main hurdle being those difficult short turns. Good luck to those taking re-sits in the next few weeks… It is only a five-day re-sit for the technical module as everyone managed to pass the teaching aspect of the exam first time.

Once the students had been told their results, everyone went to The Ronnie for one final celebration, even if they hadn’t quite cleared the final bar this time round. Then it was out for one final night in Meribel before most left on Saturday morning to head back home or to travel onwards to new destinations and adventures. Some students are staying on in the resort for another week of relaxing and free skiing before returning home.

Last Saturday evening, we hosted our very own SnowSkool Awards ceremony for everyone in Chalet L’Ancolie, with some daft prizes. It was pretty funny to give everyone silly prizes based on their ridiculous achievement and to relive some of the funnier moments of the trip, but the prize for funniest moment had to go to Millie for flying through the air with her helmet falling off (which awarded her a framed photograph of the moment!). Other results were:

  • Best Goggle Tan: Maddie Cottrell
  • Most Improved: Dane Pittard
  • Cutest Couple: Ethan & Joel
  • Ultimate Park Rat: Charlie Cresswell
  • Biggest Stack: Caitlin Freeland
  • Hardest Apres: Kristian Nicholas
  • Funniest Moment: Millie Page

The amount of effort and improvement across the board has been truly impressive and everyone should be insanely proud of themselves. I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say a massive "thank you" to those who have worked so hard on our behalf. Thank you so much to the amazing BASI trainers who provided some brilliant individual feedback to our students and helped to improve everyone’s technique. Thanks also to the Parallel Lines’ team, especially John, Phil, Dan, Dave, Angus, Zoe, Mike, Lee and Gary, for their hard work and support over the past 11 weeks. Also to our SnowSkool team Alex, Chris, Steve and Phil for working hard to make everyone’s experience the best it could possibly be!

However, the season wouldn’t have been so successful or enjoyable without all of our students and their hard work, fun loving nature and positivity. So thank you to every single one of you for working so hard and being such a lovely bunch. We all at SnowSkool wish you the best of luck for the future and hope to see you out tearing up the slopes soon!

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