“It was amazing. I would do it again!”
Our boarding students went on a one-week ski trip to Niseko, Hokkaido, over spring break. They loved the beautiful snowy views, which we rarely see in Kobe, and spending time together with their boarding friends.
When they were asked to describe the most memorable experience during the trip, the students mentioned their skiing experience, saying, “skiing down the Black Diamond (an advanced backcountry course)! When it was time to go down, we went to the tip and skied down all the way.” A local guide accompanied the group of students who were experienced in skiing, and the group had so much fun trying different types of advanced skiing courses. Some of them also tried ski-jumping from a little hill.
Not only advanced skiers but also beginners enjoyed the trip. They had a ball taking some ski lessons throughout the week, and found themselves a much better skier at the end of the trip. The teachers who accompanied them were amazed to see how quickly they learned to ski. Congratulations on their achievement!
There was also a day-off during the trip and the students had a chance to explore the neighborhood. They enjoyed eating local food from Hokkaido, practicing bouldering, and snowball fights.
Being a boarding student at Canadian Academy is more than about school. Through their everyday life and special occasions like this trip, the students find a sense of belonging and develop life-long connections with their friends, while discovering various features of our home country, Japan.