Ski Day #6: Sledding Adventures

Wednesday, 26. February 2014

by Hallie Scarbrough, Grade 9 (American Program)

Yesterday morning here at Ecole, waking up was music to our ears -- literally. We were woken up by music being played throughout our houses, which can only mean one thing: it's Ski Day! Once everyone jumped out of bed and made it down to the Esssaal for breakfast, you could feel the excitement in the air. Everyone was in a great mood and couldn't wait to put down their school bags and pick up their skis, and we all ran home after breakfast to get ready to hit the slopes.

On this particular Ski Day, besides skiing and snowboarding, Ernst offered to lead students on a sledding trip. I followed the sledding group to see what all the hype was about. We met on campus at 9am and picked up our sleds -- all brand new. Our group of eight people was the perfect size. We started by walking up to Wasserwendi Twing, where the gondolas take people up onto the mountain. All of us were very excited. Many had never gone sledding before, but some were professionals!

We took the gondola all the way up to Käserstatt and then followed the sledding piste downhill. It was a beautiful sunny day and the snow was fantastic! We sledded all the way down to Lischen, halfway between Käserstatt and Twing, where we climbed back onto the gondola and went back uphill and sledded down again and again! It was an exciting experience; sledding is lots of fun. When we finished at about midday, we went back to Käserstatt to meet the rest of the Ecole's skiers and snowboarders at our usual lunchtime meeting place. It was a great day and with an amazing atmosphere on the mountain.