An exhausted Robin Hewat, head of performing arts, admitted there were a few blood-curdling screams in the night: "The over excitement came in waves . It did become very wearing."
Incredibly, it was not the first "snow-coach-hell" experience for Mr Hewat.
An avalanche in France 14 years ago treated him to the delights of two nights on an over-crowded school bus with an overflowing toilet. The man deserves the George Cross!