St Joseph College (from Australia) are on their school ski trip in Heavenly Tahoe, United States.
Here we showcase some of the highlights from the tour. Check out St Joseph’s full blog here for more and some great videos!
First night at Tahoe
So far things have run very smoothly and we are just a little ahead of time.
A big thanks to “Educating Adventures” who picked out the accommodation which is perfect for the boys.
To give you an idea, here in Tahoe, all accommodation is in the village and each morning everyone catches the gondola up the mountain to the slopes. In our case, we are about 200m from the gondola and in fact it goes right about our pool. The trip up the mountain is about 20 minutes but this is 20 minutes of just beautiful scenery as you look over Lake Tahoe.
Skiing and riding at Heavenly Tahoe
The slopes themselves today were well groomed and a joy to ride. There is something for everyone with some entry level slopes for the beginners and then some wonderfully long wide runs for those who have skied for some time. For those with a little more adrenalin in their system, the terrain park got a nice work out as well.
Today saw many of the boys being a little more adventurous with more than half of the group moving from the Nevada side of the mountain to the California side. This side has a few slightly harder runs but the advantage of having less people over there.
Day in San Francisco trip – well worth it.
Today was our first full day in San Francisco and an opportunity to see a large amount of this beautiful city.
we headed to “Bay City Bikes” where each of us picked up a bike in preparation for our San Francisco riding experience. This was just fantastic. We rode along the shores of San Francisco Bay before we headed up the steep incline to the Golden Gate Bridge. Having our own famous bridge in Sydney did nothing to take away from incredible feeling as we rode along the bridge, stopping a few times to admire the incredible view of the bay, Alcatraz and some seals swimming below us. The weather was perfect for the ride and there is no doubt that this was an experience that we will all remember for a long long time.