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!


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