Ski Trip Fun in the USA

Friday 10th May 2013

On Friday 22 March, a group of intrepid skiers left Queen Anne’s on their journey to Stowe, Vermont USA. Packed with space for the usual USA shopping and the prospect of filling their cases with a day in New York, the excitement was high. We flew to Boston on Virgin Airlines who treated us very well and kept us entertained with the latest films and regular snacks.

We arrived to be met by our rep and then most people slept on the bus to Stowe. We arrived at the hotel at midnight and were warmly welcomed by the owner and night security who had prepared a snack pack for us. Our rooms were organised and we were quickly asleep. Our hotel did not let us down and breakfast was an array of different delicacies as was supper. On our first morning we were treated to an iconic yellow school bus ride to the slopes. Everything was well organised and we were quickly with our instructors and off to the slopes. It had snowed during the night so the conditions were perfect.

We were treated to a variety of evening activities including bowling, a visit to the Ben and Jerry’s factory where we were able to help ourselves to free tasting pots of ice cream and the customary souvenirs. No ski trip would be the same without the regular trips to the supermarket. The hotel had an indoor pool which also boasted a Jacuzzi. We went to the local cinema; a small family run business with popcorn available. Our bus driver also treated us to a trip to her Sugar House where we saw how maple syrup is made and were able to taste her own product.

The five days in Stowe flew past with everyone improving their skills and the top group having a session on a slalom course. With certificates in hand we packed up and met with our driver who was going to transport us to New York. We stopped on the way at a factory outlet where the shopping began. There were a wealth of different American brands that the girls soon got into the shopping mode. We arrived late in New York, quickly stopped off at the Hard Rock Cafe to pick up a take away supper and then went to the Empire State Building. The views were exceptional and it was breathtaking to see the sites of New York lit up. We spent the night in the Holiday Inn and then after a leisurely breakfast went into New York for a tour with photo stops and time in Bloomingdales and Tiffany’s. The afternoon found us in Hollister, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secrets to name but a few.

The trip was a great success and enjoyed by all. We were all exhausted, sad to say good bye but ready for a well earned Easter and chocolate!

 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

26 June 2017

A round up of the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 19 June.
 

Recent News

Celebrate Dance Returned Last Weekend to a Packed Performing Arts Centre

21 June 2017

Nearly 70 girls took part and danced their way through 2 hours of entertaining routines choreographed by Head of dance Mrs Powell and dance teachers, Miss Sansone and Miss Marsh.
 

Recent News

Dancing Excellence from Queen Anne's Dancer Hannah

19 June 2017

The dance department at Queen Anne's continues to go from strength to strength as Hannah performs in the British Arts Dance Finals and the All England Regional Finals.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

19 June 2017

Find out about all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 12 June.
 

Recent News

Mixed Fortunes for Queen Anne's Rowers at the Henley Women's Regatta 2017

19 June 2017

Queen Anne's Boat Club took a squad of 8 athletes to try to qualify at the Henley Women’s Regatta on Saturday 17 June as well as other Queen Anne's girls competing for their clubs.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Trampolining Superstar Amelia Wins Individual and Synchronised Bronze

13 June 2017

Queen Anne's trampolining superstar Amelia displayed her great talent once again over the weekend.
 

Recent News

Sports Day 2017

12 June 2017

Despite the blistering heat, all the Houses put on a superb display of athletic talent for Sports Day, no doubt helped by the ice creams provided kindly by QASPA!
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

12 June 2017

Read the latest round up of sports news from Queen Anne's since half term.
 

Recent News

The Queen Anne's Equestrian Team Excel at the NSEA Championship Plate Qualifier

05 June 2017

On Wednesday 31 July, those of the equestrian team not in the middle of exams travelled to West Wilts Equestrian Centre to ride in a fiercely competitive NSEA Championship Plate qualifier.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Boat Club Make History!

01 June 2017

Queen Anne's Boat Club took a squad of 8 athletes for the first time to the National Schools Regatta on Sunday 28 May at the London Olympic venue, Eton Dorney.
 

Next Event

QA Society at Henley Regatta 2017

28 June 2017

QA Society will once again be in attendance at Henley Regatta. It is sure to be a fabulous occasion.
 

Next Event

Speech Day 2017

01 July 2017

This year's annual Speech Day and Prize Giving will take place on Saturday 1 July where we will be joined by popular Documentary Presenter, Stacey Dooley.
 

Next Event

Last Day of Term

05 July 2017

The school year ends at 4.30pm and girls may leave if they have no regular commitments.
 

Next Event

Annual CAS SE Secondary Computing Conference

06 July 2017

Queen Anne's and The Space will play host to the annual CAS SE Secondary Computing at Schools Regional Conference.
 

Next Event

Joep Franssens UK Premiere at Queen Anne's

03 October 2017

On Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm, Queen Anne's School will be hosting the UK premiere of Joep Franssens 'Gift of Song' - a work for two pianos: one pre-recorded and one live.