Ski trip Andalo, Italy 27th February – 5th March 2016
27th February – 5th March 2016
Mrs. Sarah Newton (trip leader)
Miss Olga Fuzesi
Ms Esraa Abdelrahman
Mr Michael Watson
Mr Mark Newton
Mr Martin Hall
1 Abdel Rahman Elserafi
Abdel Rahman Farag
Outbound journey (Saturday 27th February)
•0630 - Meet at Terminal 3 Cairo Int. Airport, inside
•0730 - Check-in
•0935 - Flight MS703 (Egypt Air) departs
•1300 – Arrive Milan, transfer by coach to Andalo
•1630 (approx) – Arrive in resort
Inbound journey (Saturday 5th March)
0900 (approx) – Depart Andalo
1200 – Check-in Milan airport
1335 – Flight MS704 (Egypt Air) departs *
1815 – Arrive in Cairo and clear immigration
1845 - Parents to meet children at Egypt Air arrivals
international arrivals hall. Pupils must inform their group
leader, before leaving the airport. Please do not be late!
* Once departure time is confirmed from Milan airport, we
will text you.
The journey to the resort will take most of the day. Please ensure that you have eaten breakfast before you leave. A
meal will be served on the plane. If you wish to buy some food or snacks at Cairo airport, please bring some money.
You may also wish to bring a few snacks with you in your hand-luggage.
If you know that you suffer from travel sickness then you should inform your group leader upon arrival at the airport. If
travel sickness tablets need to be taken, please ensure that you check the instructions on the packet and take them at the
appropriate time before travelling. Arrangements should also be made with your group leader to ensure that you are sat
near the front of the coach. The road to the resort is twisty, as we head up the mountain pass.
For travel purposes, you will be allocated a member of staff. You must report to this member of staff and stay with
them when passing through the airport, both on the outward and return journey. You will need to see this teacher
for all head-counts and any issues during the week. This is to ensure that all activities/requests run smoothly,
efficiently and in a time-effective manner. NB These groups have nothing to do with your ski group or rooming.
Karem el Sherif
Max Caviedes Haig
Youssef el Dahaby
Hoda el Sayed
Nour el Kholy
Zeina el Deeb
Abdel Rahman Farag
Toon de Melker
Abdel Rahman Elserafi
Andalo is situated in the Italian Alps, close to the Swiss-Italian
border, on the Paganella plateau. In winter, visitors to Andalo
enjoys sunshine, good snow cover and a variety of pistes. There
are also lots of other activities to keep everyone entertained!
Andalo in Italy is a large resort with 19 lifts (16 chair lifts, 1
surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1083 metres (6248
feet) of vertical descent. Andalo has 31 pistes with a total length
of over 50 kilometers . The resort suits all abilities very well.
Daily itinerary (Sunday-Friday) (approximate and to be confirmed)
7.30am - Wake-up call. Pupils get up, get dressed and get organised for the day’s skiing
8.30am – Breakfast and early skiing for intermediate/advanced pupils who are interested
9.40am - Leave the Pension for ski lesson (all other pupils)
10am - Morning ski/snow-board lesson starts
12pm - Morning ski/snow-board lesson finishes
Lunch – this will be taken with the instructors on the piste at local restaurants. Money will be needed to purchase
lunches and drinks.
1.30pm - Afternoon ski/snow-board lesson starts
4pm - Afternoon ski/snow-board lesson finishes
4.15pm - Return to hotel for showers, relaxation, early evening activities, hot drinks and snacks
7.00pm - Dinner
10.15pm - All pupils to be in their own rooms
10.30pm - Lights out
•On the last day, there may be a slalom race in the morning and accompanied skiing in the afternoon. This will be followed
by an evening presentation of certificates.
* Reminder – breakfast and dinner are included. Lunches need to be purchased.
Breakfast and dinner will be taken by the whole
group at the same time, unless instructed otherwise.
All members of the group MUST attend meals,
except in the event of a severe illness, in which case
alternative arrangements will be made. The hotel has
been informed of dietary/religious restrictions and will
serve food accordingly. No pork or alcohol will be used
and meat is halal.
Lunches will be eaten with your ski instructor at a café or
restaurant on the mountain or in the resort. We are
travelling to a foreign country and as part of the
experience we will be eating delicious local food.
Meals will be simple, yet wholesome and tasty.
It is important to eat well whilst on a ski holiday, as you will burn a lot of energy during the day.
Use of mobile phones
Whilst away, part of the fun is spending time with friends
and those we may not normally spend time with. Mobile
phone usage during the trip should be kept to a
minimum. Although we strongly recommend that
students carry phones whilst out on the mountains in
case of an emergency, usage at any time should be
limited and discreet. Any phones brought on the trip are
at the student’s own risk.
Minimising contact with your child fosters a sense of
independence and avoids creating feelings of homesickness. Experience has shown that frequent contacts
between parents and their children is often a cause of
homesickness and not a solution to it. If we need to
contact you for any reason, please rest assured that we
will do so.
Accommodation contact details: Hotel Splendid, Via
Paganella nr. 18, 38010, Andalo (Trento)
Telephone number: +39 461 585777 (for emergency use
Sarah Newton: +20 122 790 9837
You will need money for:
•Drinks and snacks
•Souvenirs / miscellaneous extras
Please bring Euros if possible. Euros, sterling or dollars can be exchanged on arrival at Milan airport if necessary.
Prices in ski resorts are generally high. For lunches, we would recommend approximately 10-15 Euros per day. We
recommend a total amount of approx 100-150 Euros
Please bring a sensible amount. The staff cannot be held responsible for any loss of money during the week. However we
will offer a banking system for students during the week.
Your passport must be handed in to your group
leader once you have cleared immigration in Milan.
It will be locked in the safe at the hotel for the week
and it will be handed back on the return journey.
NB If your child does not have an Egyptian residency
stamp in their passport, please ensure that they
have USD 15 or 10 GBP to pay for a visa on arrival.
Behaviour and expectations
Everyone hopes to have an enjoyable trip. Remember you're a guest in another country, and it will be different from
being in Egypt. The teachers are fully responsible for you and your actions, so you are expected to behave impeccably at
all times. Should you break the rules explained to you before the trip, then you will have to face the consequences. This
may include, but is not limited to being removed from skiing for a session or a day.
Whilst away you are constantly representing yourself, your school and your country. Remember what people see and
hear will be their impression of you. Do not cause hurt or offence to anyone. We expect pupils to behave in a safe and
responsible way, in line with school expectations, listening to the teachers and following instructions at all times. Poor
behaviour of any kind will not be accepted. There will be zero tolerance of alcohol and cigarette consumption during the
In the hotel
•Respect the hotel rules and be polite to everyone
•Do not run around the hotel and respect lights out time
•Skiing/snowboarding is tiring - be considerate and quiet in and around the hotel, particularly later in the
In the resort
•If you wish to go out, please inform a member of staff where you are going and how long you will be
•Never go out in the resort on your own (minimum in pairs, preferably three or more)
•Valuables can be brought along at your own risk. Laptops should NOT be brought along. Spending money
should be deposited with school banking system.
•Be considerate to others whilst you're sharing rooms. Keep your room tidy and respect others’ belongings
Suggested packing requirements
Here is a list of suggested items. Wear comfortable, warm
clothes (layers) for travelling. It will be much colder in Milan
on arrival than in Cairo. Remember when dressing for
skiing/boarding to dress in thin layers, rather than a single
•One medium sized case / soft bag
•One piece of hand baggage
You must be able to carry your own case! Bags should be
clearly labelled, inside and out. We will also provide you with
luggage labels at the airport.
Electronic devices (bring at your own risk)
Camera/phone and charger
*Medication should be clearly marked with your name
and instructions for usage.
It should be handed to your group leader on arrival.
Salopettes / ski trousers
Scarf / neck warmer
Walking boots / trainers
T-shirts (long and short sleeved)
Fleeces / sweatshirts
Trousers / jeans
Tracksuit / jogging suit
Soft indoor shoes / slippers
Towel & swimwear (optional)
Toiletries / wash bag
Glasses / contact lenses (and spares)
Small backpack/rucksack for skiing
Skiers Highway Code
The skiing holiday is fun but it also has risks. Everyone has to observe the codes of skiing in order to avoid unnecessary
accidents or unpleasantness.
•Show consideration for others. Moderate your speed and behaviour.
•All ski runs (pistes) are graded in terms of difficulty. Each piste has coloured markers down both sides to show the grade
and boundaries of the run. Always pay attention to any markers and signposts.
The pistes are graded as follows:
Green - beginner
Blue - beginner/intermediate
Red - higher intermediate and above
Black - experts only
Students must not ski off-piste (outside
the marked, patrolled areas) unless
given permission by the instructor.
•Always carry your school ID card with you.
•Remember you have no rearview mirror so look behind you before doing something unpredictable.
•Other skiers/boaders have no rearview mirrors either, so assume that skiers in front of you have not seen you and turn
when they turn.
•The uphill skier should always give way to the downhill skier. The lower skier has priority.
•Never cross too closely in front of any skier.
•Always stop well away from other skiers/boarders
•Do not stop on a narrow stretch of piste, below the brow of the hill or
just around the corner where oncoming skiers will not be able to see you
•When moving off again, look both ways first
•Do not queue jump
•Do not step on other peoples’ skis/boards
•Do not swing, move around or be silly on the ski lifts
•Get organised for exiting the ski lift
On drag lifts
•Keep in the tracks
•If you fall off, try and get out of the way of those coming up behind you as quickly as possible
•If sharing a lift, establish in advance who will get off first
•Once off, get well out of the way before stopping
If you fall
•Try to get out of the way of oncoming skiers as quickly as possible, by moving to one side of the slope, or indicate your
position with crossed skis.
Most importantly of all – HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!
Some useful language
Most people will speak English, but it is nice to use Italian if you can. It will be much appreciated. Try it and have fun!
Thank you (a lot)
Buongiorno / ciao!
Arrivederci / ciao!
I would like…
… some fries
… patate fritte
… a pancake
… a burger
… a pizza
… una pizza
How much is it?
I don’t understand
I don’t speak Italian
No parlo italiano
Do you speak English?
… the restaurant
… il ristorante
… the café
… il albergo
I am staying at Chalet
Lo resto en albergo Splendido