After a two-season hiatus, Bradley’s Powder Ski & Snowboard Club is ready to hit the slopes again this winter.
The club held its first meeting on November 8. According to club president Courtney Keys, the goals of the meeting were to discuss travel dates, prices and rules.
Allison Boroski, vice president of the club, shared the goals of the club with the students: “to create this campus environment for all those who love winter sports and to bring new people there so that it can become a more thing. popular, [and] just being able to go more times than we normally would.
The club originally started last semester, at a time when avid snowboarders wanted a club to take trips and share memories with others. However, the club disbanded as there were not enough members after the 2018 season who were ready to take on leadership roles.
According to Keys, with the club back together, members were eager to start planning for colder temperatures.
Since its restoration, the club has received a lot of recognition. More than 40 students have signed up to the club’s mailing list to stay informed. In addition, the first meeting of the club this semester brought together about twenty students.
No previous experience or personal equipment is necessary to join the club, making it accessible to a majority of students. Members can either bring their own equipment or hire equipment through the resort to use during the trip.
Many club members have yet to make their first trip to the slopes. With more new members, the club hopes to create a positive environment for all who enjoy winter sports.
The board currently has six outings planned, three of which are overnight trips that will take place after Christmas. Some locations include the Tyrol Basin and Cascade Mountain, both located in Wisconsin.
“I’ve been following a lot of stations where we’re going and they’ve started snowing now and are already opening,” said Boroski, a sophomore marketing student. “It’s unpredictable if we have bad weather. We’ll definitely have to play it by ear for every trip.
The bad weather that often sweeps through the Midwest doesn’t stop club members from having high hopes for the season ahead.
“It’s not the easiest to bring a bunch of people together to do what we’re doing and enjoy it,” Keys said. “Just being able to do something we love with a bigger group of people and bonding is my main goal.”
For more information about the club, check out their Instagram page and join the club’s contact list.