Students from Oxford University sparked controversy by stripping naked on a ski trip to France.

The students from Oxford and Cambridge stripped off in front of a crowd of 500 revellers to mark the end of their annual varsity ski trip.

In one challenge, teams from both universities had to smash an egg ‘in the most bizarre manner possible’ at plush French resort Val Thorens in order to win a free holiday.

Students from St Anne’s College in Oxford were named the winners after eggs were placed between the buttocks of one member while another smashed it with a wine bottle.

They also stripped naked and posed for pictures on the slopes, covered in pasta sauce and hot chocolate.

An official from St Anne’s College said neither the vice principal nor the bursar knew anything of the ski trip and no-one would comment.