DMU Snow Sports announce Andorra ski trip

By Max Pearson

De Montfort University’s Snows Sports society has announced that it is to travel to Andorra for its annual ski trip.

Between March 23 and March 31 2018, students of DMU will travel to Pas de la Casa, Andorra, on a coach journey that will take 27 hours.

Gareth Unwin, who is in charge of media and also acts as secretary for Snow Sports on their committee, said: “We’re happy to confirm that 2018’s tour will take place in the resort of Pas de la Casa in Andorra.

“We can’t wait to head there at the end of March and experience the Pyrenees Mountains.”

Mr Unwin continued: “Last year’s trip to Les Arcs in France was my first ski holiday and it was an incredible experience.

“Snowboarding on actual snow was very different to the dry slopes, where I had lessons in advance.

“It was really cool getting up early in the morning to snowboard all day and then go out in the evening with my friends.”


Gareth Unwin enjoying the slopes of the French resort Les Arcs

The third-year Human Resource Management student, who has not always been a member of snow sports during his time at DMU, said: “I had not joined society during my first-year of university and I was keen to be involved with something during second-year.

“I wanted to try something new and learn a new skill and snow sports appealed to me.

“I also knew a few people on the society already which swayed my thinking, so I decided to go on the free taster session and decided boarding was best for me.”

He continued: “I had lessons throughout the year and decided to go on the tour as I had made a lot more friends and my boarding ability had improved throughout the year.

“My boarding ability improved a lot during tour as well. I had never visited France either so it was nice to visit a new country.” Tour Flyer PrintScreen

Nuco Travel, who specialise in student trips to winter-sport resorts across Europe, will be taking De Montfort University students to the Andorran resort, which boasts a peak of 2,827m.

As part of the £429 package, students will be given a 6-day lift pass for the slopes, a tour t-shirt and coach travel to Andorra and back.

Mr Unwin said: “I cannot wait to get back out on the slopes.”

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