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There’s Snow Place Like the Mountains

Posted 03/21/2018 by Amelia Carpenter

The Ski and Snowboard club allows students to the opportunity to enjoy what the Colorado Rockies have to offer at an extremely discounted price. photo by: Erik Odiin

Thomas Jefferson’s Ski and Snowboard Club allows students to get involved and meet new people.

In the winter, TJ’s Ski and Snowboard Club is very popular among students. Ski Club has been a part of TJ for many years, and Spartans are eager to be in the club; it allows students who love to ski and snowboard to meet with other kids with mutual interests. In a typical meeting, students work to plan skiing/snowboarding trips up to the mountains. “We typically go over when the next trip up to the mountains will be and we try to plan a good date that works with most people’s schedules,” explained club member and sophomore Lucy LoJacono. The meetings are held a week before each ski trip in room 134 and the trips take place in Winter Park over the weekends. Students travel to Winter Park and meet with the other club members and the club sponsor science teacher Corielyn Bromley. Junior Kennedy Perry, the Student Ambassador of Ski and Snowboard Club, stated, “The best part about leading Ski Club is learning how to be a better and more involved leader. I think these are skills I can apply in many other aspects of life.” Kids who join the club have a fun time with other students and get to meet new people. “My favorite thing about Ski Club is being able to ski with my friends and also getting to know other people who I have a common interest with,” described LoJacono.

Ski and Snowboard Club provides students a chance to explore more of Colorado for a low price, while still showing support for their school. “Students enjoy ski club because it enables them to go skiing in a cost friendly way, so they can experience the beautiful state of Colorado,” expressed Perry. Typically lift tickets at Winter Park are $104.00, but Spartans in the club are able to ski for only $3.00. The club members are also encouraged to carpool on the way up to the mountains for the ski trips, which helps bring them closer together with people they may not have known before.

TJ’s Ski and Snowboard Club continues to be a fun way for students to connect with each other and make memories with their fellow Spartans. The club is open to students with a range of skiing and snowboarding experience and welcomes beginners. Students interested should watch the Spartan Edition for club announcements regarding times of the meetings in order to get more information.