Monday, November 24, 2014

2015 Ski Season Deadline

So today was the deadline for bringing in checks and forms for the 2015 ski season (without a penalty).  I'm shocked at the numbers since they have dropped significantly from last year.  I guess losing all of those seniors last year really did make a difference.

At any rate, we'll still have a blast and I look forward to posting more info as we get closer to our first trip!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 - A Success!

I promised some pictures a long time ago and since I've been so terrible at uploading them to the blog this year, you'll get the whole season all at once!  It looks as though many students managed to avoid the camera this year; I'll be on the lookout for you next year for sure.

This year (our 5th) was as successful as any other we've ever had.  We have 22 of our 67 students graduating this year, many of which have been on Ski Club all 4 years of high school.  The seniors were just barely the largest group of all four grades this year.  I wish them great skiing and riding no matter where their future takes them!  While we didn't have an overnight trip this year as hoped, we did have an awesome time at Bretton Woods a few weeks ago.  We had some solid conditions the most of the season at Wachusett Mountain who always treats us right.  Mother Nature dumped plenty of snow and we only had to reschedule one trip which was much better compared to last year when every storm fell on a Friday.

I plan on wrapping things up with putting in an order for fleece tops similar to what we got last year and fleece bottoms for those who want something different.  Hopefully cost will be minimal.  I'll also be throwing an after school pizza party shortly.  Stay tuned for more info on both.

Now for the pictures, enjoy and see you on the slopes in 2015!

(feel free to download any of these pics by right-clicking and saving)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Week 3 will be a cold one...

Just a couple of quick points to make as you pack your gear for another great night at the mountain:

1. It will be freezing tomorrow night.  10 degrees at arrival, single digits by the time we leave.  If you start to feel any numbness in your fingers, toes or face, bring yourself inside immediately.  It'll be one of those nights where you may end up stopping inside to warm up a couple of times and that's ok.  Bring extra layers and cover all bare skin to stay warm.

2. If you are leaving after your last exam, please be back at the studio at 1:45.  I want to take our yearbook picture before we board and maybe we can get an early jumpstart toward the mountain.  If you have your own car or you have a ride bringing you back at 1:45, I'm ok with you bringing your equipment in afterwards rather than in the morning - your choice.  If you are staying through, you are more than welcome to head on over to the studio after 11:00 - just bring something to occupy yourself.

See you in the morning!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Week Two!

Hello all,

So we have found ourselves in the middle of a January thaw, completely opposite of last year of course.  Some schools have cancelled due to there being a little less snow but as of today there are 20 trails open and temps stayed low and should stay low tomorrow so that means more room for us.  Temps should be in the mid-30's with a slight possibility of a little snow later in the night!

Just a couple of things:

Remember to come to school tomorrow morning between 6:45 and 7:10 AM.  This allows us to get you and your equipment safely to the studio before the hallways get packed.  I'll have people helping once again and hopefully I won't run into any 6AM traffic jams.

I forgot to mention this in the past but everyone was really pretty good about it last week; save a dollar in your pocket so we can collect it afterwards for a tip for our driver.  They do a great job and we want to thank them for it.

Finally, please remember to adhere to the rules of the mountain, the lodge, and the WB handbook which include no swearing, no speeding on Ralph's Run and Conifer Connection (family trails), if you must stop on a trail, pull off to the side and finally, stay off closed trails.  Simple rules that are in place to keep you and everyone around you safe and having fun.

See you in the morning!

Oh, one last thing...we are leaving at normal time (2:05) next week during exam week.