While some students might have been bemoaning the recent snow storms and dreaming of spring, nineteen Campion students embraced winter as they practiced their skiing and snowboarding skills at Copper Mountain during the Outdoor Club’s annual ski trip.
Campion’s ski program provides students from many different areas the opportunity to practice a truly iconic Colorado sport. Carlos Aguinaga, a senior from Texas, has been part of the ski program for the last two years. “I had never skied before I went on the trip last year,” he explained. “I thought since I came to Colorado and there are so many mountains and so much snow here, that I should learn how to ski because I can’t do that in Texas. I love it now and I hope I can keep going in the future.”
Many of the students were experienced skiers and snowboarders and just enjoyed the time to practice their sport surrounded by friends. Madisen Ramos, freshman, said, “I loved just racing my friends down the hill.”
In addition to skiing and boarding, the students enjoyed sledding, hot-tubing, and the chance to get to know each other in a different environment. “I enjoyed getting to know people better on the trip,” said Abigail Segovia. “Since I’m a new village student I hadn’t really gotten to know my classmates that well, and on the ski trip it was a small group and it was fun to have the chance to talk with them.”
The students were also able to share their faith and be a blessing to local SDA congregations. They led out in two different church services at the Leadville SDA Church, and the Copper Mountain SDA Company. Students led out in prayer, children’s story, and worship. Several students even shared their personal testimonies. The church members expressed their appreciation for their service and blessed them in return by providing a delicious potluck lunch.
Jill Harlow, Communication Director
Photos by Outdoor Club Students