Year 12 Ski Trip

An unforgettable ski trip

During the mid-semester break, 31 lucky students left chilly Brisbane and headed for even colder conditions amongst the Snowy Mountains for an absolutely unforgettable ski trip. This year, 23 skiers and 8 boarders travelled to Ski Rider Hotel and Perisher Snow Resort in New South Wales for seven days of pure joy. Our students were accompanied by teacher Mr Chris Paterson, Mrs Rebecca Robertson, Mr Milton Savva and family members.

The group witnessed snow falling just as they arrived on Sunday, and then experienced uninterrupted days of beautiful, blue, calm skies – perfect skiing and boarding weather. For some students, like Olivia Nason and Jasmine Smith, it was their first time seeing snow fall. For returning students like Bridjette Kedacic and Jordana Horhecz, this trip was the best one yet.

During the day, students gained new skills on the slopes, waged snowball fights, explored at their leisure. Throughout the nights, the students were kept busy with three-course meals, movies, a magician show, trivia, and a photo recap night.

One student, Samuel Best, remarked that “the 2018 ski trip has become my highlight of not just this year but my schooling life, developing connections which will continue to burn deep into the future. This ski trip has been an experience I will never forget!”


This snowy sojourn was all thanks to organising teacher Mr Chris Paterson, who undertook an arduous twelve months of planning to bring this trip into fruition. “The students were legendary throughout the week as they learnt more about skiing – and about themselves – on this life changing journey.”