Over the 4 weeks of October 2017, a total of 24 students undertook the first Fresh Tracks one week residential chalet hosting and cookery courses and we are delighted to say that everyone had a fantastic time, us included. So what did everyone get up to and what’s next?
Week one started in style with a diverse range of students with mixed experiences and with the majority having already secured positions as chalet hosts for the coming winter, everyone was eager to learn about the role and practice their cooking skills. The week was intensive with everyone gaining a greater awareness of what their winter seasons will entail and heading home with great memories and new friends. The second week saw us helping students appreciate the full role of the chalet host and enable them to become more confidence in the kitchen together with cultivating their passion for winter sports. With continued support with applications we are hoping to see some of these guys out enjoying a winter season very soon. Week three was soon upon us with a lively group of students who were not only keen to learn the theory behind chalet hosting but to also throw themselves right into the practical experience. Making the most of the fantastic location in their free time and with an emphasis on working hard and playing even harder everyone went away with a better idea of the stamina required to see a season out. Before we knew it our final week had arrived bringing a fresh batch of students who brought a fun and energetic vibe with a positive attitude to learn new skills. The combination of theory sessions and supportive practical exercises enabled them to become more self-confident and excited about the potential of many winters ahead.
From surf lessons to storms, from beech competitions to dinner party games, from late nights to early mornings, from cooked breakfast to elevenses to hot lunches to afternoon tea to 3 course evening meals (yes that’s a lot of food). From start to finish – we loved it.
Thanks for the memories to those who participated, thanks for the help to those who helped and thanks to our future guests who without which we couldn’t be chalet hosts and make the most of our seasons… roll on winter and roll on the fresh tracks we will ride in the mountains and the fresh tracks we shall run next year down in Cornwall!