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During the mid-semester break a group of students and staff packed up all their warmest clothes and jumped onto a bus. After falling asleep we awoke to the best conditions Mt Hotham had seen in years. Right off the bat we were welcomed to a beautiful blue bird day with fresh snow from the previous night underfoot. There were twice as many lifts open as last year’s trip so the students had fun exploring all that the mountain could offer over five days on the slopes.

It was great to see the students that were already very experienced helping and guiding other students experiencing their first time in the snow. This brought the whole group even closer together. I was personally very impressed with every student getting down a blue run (intermediate difficulty) some having never seeing snow before, or others trying snowboarding for the first time.

We implemented a new “rest day” in the middle of the trip that proved to be a huge success. This consisted of digging snow trenches, having massive snowball fights and tobogganing over jumps the boys made.

A huge thank you to the staff and cohort of boys who attended for making this trip such an epic time. Get keen for 2023!

 Tim Hennekam
Coordinator of Exploration Society