While the winter season becomes colder, some students brave the weather and travel to Lynchburg, Ind. to take on the ski and snowboard slopes. About two hundred students bundle themselves up and travel to Perfect North, a ski and snowboard resort.
Ski and Snowboard Club, run by Mrs. Mcallister, is open to beginner and experienced snowboarders and skiers. Each Friday throughout the month of January, club participants are chartered together to Perfect North.
Perfect North has four magic carpets, two rope tows and three chair lifts. On the 100 acres of land, it is home to snow and smiling people. Perfect North has been able to make artificial snow when the season is cold but not snowy.
Sophomore, Lauren Jaynes is a first-year club participant. She loves being able to make memories with her friends doing something that she has not done before.
“I definitely would recommend this club, because it is so much fun,” Jaynes said. “The bus rides are the best part because they are so fun.”
Perfect North has a Lodge were students can warm up, drink coffee or hot chocolate and sit by a large fireplace. Then students can go check out the Ski Shop, the largest ski shop in the nation.
Junior, Wyatt Scheele returned back to Perfect North’s slopes for the second year. He loves the opportunity this club provides.
“My favorite part of the club is having the opportunity to do something that I love with people I know,” Scheele said. “I would recommend the club to anyone because it is something fun to do during the winter.”
For those who are beginners in skiing and snowboarding, Perfect North has a total of 22 different slopes all at ranging difficulties so skiers can choose the best path for their expertise. Mrs. Mcallister recommends joining no matter your experience.
“Learning to ski or snowboard is a continuing process. Each time you go, you learn more about how to ski or board better,” Mcallister said. “I took the beginner lesson and then just listened to my friends that were more experienced than me.”
Jaynes looks forward to Fridays’ specifically to hit the slopes and enjoy the bus rides with friends.
“I love Fridays so much,” Jaynes said. “I love them more than I previously did because I have ski club to look forward too.”
To join Ski and Snowboard club or to get more information contact Mrs. Mcallister.