Cadets from Shropshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) travelled to Germany for a week of skiing on 2nd March.
The first two days of skiing were at Bolsterlang. The Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV’s) were assessed by the instructors and then split into groups depending on their ability. All the groups progressed extremely well during the day with some of the beginners starting to find their ski legs almost straight away.
The third and fourth days were at Balderschwang, The slopes were more challenging due to fresh snow, but this didn’t stop the beginners tackling the longer blue run and put in to practice all the skills they had learnt the 2 days before, including how to apply plenty of sun block.
In the evening of the fourth day there was a trip to the local swimming pool to try and relax tired muscles. This was a fantastic evening that all the cadets and staff enjoyed.
The fifth day saw the cadets skiing at Grasgehren before moving to Sontof in the afternoon where they had the opportunity to experience the German retail outlets and local cuisine.
A unique part of the trip was night skiing at Oberjoch, a fantastic evening skiing on flood lit slopes with a chance for the cadets to enjoy some unsupervised skiing with their friends.
The sixth and last day of the course involved skiing at Walmendingerhorn. They had their final assessment today and the opportunity to ski some challenging terrain.
All of the cadets achieved a level of competence and were awarded the snow sport award.