Welcome to The Mall School Ski Trip 2017. During the first week of the Easter holiday (Sunday 2nd April - Sunday 9th April) 45 boys and 7 members of staff will be setting off to Sestriere, Italy, the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics for the school's ski trip.
Sestriere sits at the heart of one of Europe’s biggest ski areas known as the Via Lattea (Milky Way). There are 146 skiable pistes which together total 390km of runs, of which 120km are provided with artificial snow. The skiing is divided between 2 north west facing peaks. A gondola provides easy access out of Sestriere into the rest of the ski system.
It regularly hosts Alpine Ski World Cup events but it was also chosen as the centre for the alpine events in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics, hosting all the men’s and women’s alpine skiing competitions. The two hotel towers that dominate the skyline have become the symbol of the village. They were built in the 1930s by FIAT’s founder Giovanni Agnelli to provide a holiday retreat for the workers in the FIAT factory down in Turin. One of these towers was part of the Olympic village housing the competitors and this is where we will be staying for our trip.
Below is a piste map of the area.
Below, you can see photos from last year's trip to Les Carroz in France and the Blogs that were posted whilst we were there.