Priestlands Ski Trip 2022
Friday 18th February- Saturday 25th February 6 days of skiing 

Bormio Italy

Incredible door step skiing experience for pupils

The ski area delivers the ultimate summit-to-base ski run in the Alps. Slopes for all levels and tastes, lifts that reach over 3,000 meters of altitude and a vertical drop of 1,800 meters. The resort is a classic venue on the Alpine Ski World Cup since 1985. The main slope, the Stelvio, annually hosts the World Cup downhill and in 2026 it will be the official venue of the Winter Olympics.

Getting there: 40 Priestlands students and 6 Priestlands Staff

  • Travel by coach
  • You will need food/money for journey there and  back
  • Estimated 24 hour journey / bring a pillow 
  • There will be pizza available to buy at school so children will need to buy a later tea, if required and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel crossing
  • Regular stops, (every 4 hours)
  • You will need to save money for lunch on the return journey on Saturday

Hotel Girasole ***

Step out and ski from your hotel

Among the hotels situated right on the ski pistes in Bormio, Hotel Girasole 2000 definitely boasts a truly enviable location.

Let yourselves be enthralled by the spectacular view of the entire Skiing Area! Our 3-star hotel is situated in the Bormio 2000 district, right on the ski pistes and halfway up the cable car route that from the town arrives up to Bormio 3000.

The Valtellina cuisine is one of the most appreciated within the Alps area and it certainly represents added value for those who are planning their next skiing holiday.

Large en-suite rooms with 2-6 people in each room.


  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal provided (food is good and plenty)
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Rule “no eat – no ski”
  • May want to take snacks
  • There will be the chance to go to a shop in Bormio

Evening entertainment for us all to enjoy.


Suggested Kit List

Please note: Skis, ski boots, poles and helmets are provided for you

You need to provide the following:

Waterproof footwear (not ski boots) e.g. snow boots - it will be snowy and wet

Ski Jacket

Ski Trousers (Salopettes)

Ski Socks

Snood / Scarf / neck warmer

Woolly hat and gloves


Ski Gloves / Mittens

Base layer tops / T-Shirts

Base layer bottoms / leggings / long johns

Fleece / jumper / sweatshirt

Snow boots (no canvas shoes or pumps)


Casual clothes for the evenings

Comfy travel clothes

Travel pillow for bus journey



Warm socks / underwear

Wash bag with personal toiletries

Sun cream / lip salve

Snacks for trip and the end of day


EHIC card

Spending money (Euros)

Plug adaptors

Phone  / charger / book / headphones

Travel sickness tablets

Water bottle

Small rucksack for the slopes

Personal medication

1 Suitcase/Bag

Get fit with Priestlands SkiFit lessons

Fitness Fun

From January there will be weekly Ski Fit sessions after school.

Attendance is vital to ensure you can build up stamina for 5 hours of skiing every day!


Also check out the Ski Club video which has a 10 min top to toe Ski Fit workout you can do at home

Next steps

Double check you have this

  • Ensure passport and EHIC have six months from time of travel date
  • Return a signed behaviour contract
  • Begin to think about ski clothing
  • A Dry Ski lesson for beginners
  • Ski fit sessions for six weeks; January – until we go
  • Wednesdays in the Main Hall (16.15-17.15pm) Compulsory
  • Get fit!!! Get excited!!! Watch the snow report!!!
  • Let us know about any dietary requirements

Contact Mrs Hollowbread - Group Leader



Expert Tuition

5 Hours Each Day

Flexible groups to suit your progress

4 Ability based groups for skiing

Supervised hot lunch every day


Priestlands' teacher with every group

All instructors speak English

Ski map of Bormio Ski

Ski, walk and enjoy the magnificent nature!
  • 15 lifts
  • 18 ski runs
  • 1 snowpark
  • 2 funslopes
  • 1 familypark
  • 1 World Cup slope (the Stelvio)
  • 1,800 meters of vertical drop



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