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Powder Ski & Snowboard Club is ready to shred the gnar this winter

The Powder Ski and Snowboard Club are looking to future trips this winter. Photo via Powder Ski and Snowboard Club.

After a two-season break, Bradley’s Powder Ski & Snowboard Club is ready to hit the slopes again this upcoming winter.

The club held its first meeting on Nov. 8. According to club president Courtney Keys, the objectives of the meeting were to discuss trip dates, pricing and rules.

Allison Boroski, vice president of the club, shared what goals the club has with students: “creating that campus environment for everyone who loves the winter sports and bringing new people into it so that it can become a more popular thing, [and] just being able to go more times than we normally would.”

The club originally began last semester, a time when avid snowboarders pined for a club to take trips and share memories with others. However, the club disbanded as there weren’t enough members after the 2018 season who were willing to take on leadership roles.

According to Keys, once the club was formed again, members were eager to begin planning for the colder temperatures.

Since its restoration, the club has received a lot of recognition. Upwards of 40 students have enrolled in the club’s email list to stay updated. In addition, the club’s first meeting this semester had an attendance of about 20 students.

Neither prior experience nor personal equipment is necessary to join the club, making it accessible to a majority of students. Members can either bring their own equipment or rent equipment through the resort to use during the trip.

Many of the club members have yet to take their first journey to the slopes. Along with more new members, the club hopes to create a positive environment for everyone who enjoys winter sports.

The executive board currently has six outings planned, three of which are overnight trips that will take place after Christmas. Some locations include Tyrol Basin and Cascade Mountain, both of which are in Wisconsin.

“I’ve been keeping up with a lot of the resorts that we’re going to and they’ve actually started making snow now and are opening up already,” Boroski, sophomore marketing major, said. “It is unpredictable if we get bad weather. We’ll definitely have to play it by ear for each trip.”

The inclement weather that often sweeps across the Midwest isn’t preventing club members from having high hopes for the upcoming season.

“It’s not the easiest to get a group of people together doing what we’re doing and enjoying it,” Keys said. “Just being able to do something we enjoy with a bigger group of people and being able to bond is my main goal.”

For more information about the club, check out their Instagram page and join the club’s contact list.

 

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