Thirty-eight Year 10s spent six days in Wildkogel, Austria, in the Kitzbuhel Alps, near the German border. Seventeen pupils had never skied before, but by the third day all were competent enough to ski across the mountain to join their more experienced peers for a hot lunch at the resort’s cafe. In addition to great skiing and tobogganing down a 14km run, they had plenty to do in the evenings. Pupils were out on the ice rink for skating and curling and on the final evening, they walked down to enjoy pizza at a rustic, alpine restaurant. This was a very successful trip and our staff members were impressed by the mature behaviour displayed throughout the trip.