Weekends are about to get a whole lot cooler, literally! The ski and snowboard club at Brattleboro Union High School and the Windham Regional Career Center starts this Sunday, January 6, 2013.
This marks the fifth year the high school has had this club. We start fundraising in the fall from October to just before Christmas break. We have bake sales at the local co-op and sell raffle tickets. All the money helps to pay for our passes at Stratton Mountain in Stratton, Vermont.
The students go up to the mountain every Sunday for the whole day. Although some people ski and snowboard alone many people go together and it’s a great way to make new friends. The club is open to anyone in the high school so it’s a big confidence booster for a freshman or sophomore to be able to hang out with juniors and seniors .
The ability level of the kids in the club range from beginner all the way to expert. The club is a great way for people to bond since often, instead of taking lessons from someone at the mountain, beginners are taught by more experienced members who are also in the club.
Stratton’s a great place to go because they have a little (actually a lot) of everything. If you’re into skiing or riding on easier trails they have many trails to begin on. If you’re looking to go really fast on more difficult terrain they have that too. Interested in going into a terrain park to work on tricks? Stratton’s got you covered.
Whether you ski or ride, are a beginner or an expert, in the ski and snowboard club you’ll have a great time. You’ll make good friends and best of all you’ll be in the beautiful outdoors snowboarding and skiing . See you on the slopes!