2014 Chateau-d’Oex Teachers Inspection Success
On Sunday 5th January 2014, a party of 11 travelled to Chateau-d’Oex in Switzerland for our annual school ski teachers inspection trip. The trip was a huge success, and really highlighted the superb levels of Swiss service offered the team in this charming Swiss village, along with the excellent skiing on offer for school groups.
The group were greeted in by the Ski Adaptable team, offering an excellent opportunity to put faces to names. The first evening started with a presentation of the ski area by the ski school, followed by a welcome by the resort mayor himself, Charles-André Ramseier. Mr Ramseier discussed the delight of the locals that British schools were choosing the village as their destination of choice, something reflected in the level of service and pride in their village shown by all who we came into contact with in the village. This is one of the reasons that Ski Adaptable hand-picked Chateau-d’Oex for our school groups - the high levels of service offered by the village who welcome, and try to integrate with visiting school groups. This evening was finished off with some traditional Swiss food in the form of beef fondue - and of course cheese.
The following two days was all about really getting to grips with the superb skiing on offer in the Gstaad Mountain Rides lift pass. The group were guided along the valley for 2 days by the ski school, with snow conditions being reported as good, skiing excellent, and tired teachers to highlight this! The two days of skiing were separated by a unique chance to travel to the top of the mountain in the still of the night, with a traditional cheese fondue atop a deserted mountain in a cosy log cabin. The group were then led on a ski torch-lit descent down the mountain by the ski school, with those choosing not to ski being led down on a Snow Cat!
The final day on the slopes was finished off with a couple of runs down the fantastic 4km luge run from top to bottom of the mountain – for those that dared! This daring luge run was fast and exciting and was a great way to end the days on the slopes of Chateau-d’Oex. The trip was finished with a trip to the local bowling centre where many tried but failed to make an impression on the local bowling hall of fame. All-in-all, the annual Ski Adaptable teachers inspection trip of 2014 was a huge success and many happy memories were made.
This annual teachers inspection trip is a superb opportunity for Ski Adaptable to showcase the levels of service and quality of resorts that we offer. This trip is open to all group leaders, either current or potential and is free of charge to teachers. For your chance to take part in the next Ski Adaptable free teachers ski trip, contact us today for more information.
To view all pictures from the 2014 Teacher Ski Trip, please visit the album on our Ski Adaptable Facebook page by clicking here.