Date: Sunday 12th November 2017
Venue: Chel-Ski Indoor Ski Centre (Fulham, London)
This November Daytrippers and 24 children and young people hit the slopes at London’s largest indoor ski centre – Chel-Ski!
The group consisted of 5 to 17 year olds and for many of them it was their first ever time skiing. During the two hour session the skiers enjoyed learning various skills which could soon come in handy (you never know how cold the London weather’s going to get at this time of year!)
“[My son] had a great time! We would never have had the courage to try skiing without this day. Despite being very nervous my son had two goes, which was great!” – Parent
For some of the young people, the prospect of tackling the slopes for the first time was a little daunting. Fortunately there was a team of experienced and engaging instructors on hand to ease everyone into the activities, whether that was going through the basics or tailoring the session for the participants with more advanced skills. Over the course of the afternoon it was brilliant to watch the young people overcome their reservations and conquer the slopes in style.
“Absolutely brilliant. J got to try something he would never have had the chance to do – thank you so much.” – Parent
This was the first ever Daytrippers skiing event and it was staged as part of our commitment to trying out new and exciting activities every year. We want to give young people and their families the opportunity to take part in interesting and challenging days out. By staging events that are imaginative, creative and inclusive we aim to take families on new adventures which will always be memorable and sometimes develop into enduring hobbies.
We would like to say a massive thank you to our brilliant volunteers Rebecca, Alice and Ismar for their time and continued commitment. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Centre Manager Daniel Crawford and his wonderful team of instructors for their enthusiasm and expertise.
“I want to come back here every day!” – Young person
Photography by Ismar Uzeirovic