While students on campus are wishing the snow was gone, the 28 students that were on ski trip enjoyed it as much as possible. This past weekend, outdoor club students spent three days skiing and snowboarding at Copper Mountain Resort. Kylie Wehling, a sophomore stated, “Ski trip is about being freezing-cold, sore, and tired, but it’s also about having the time of your life with your friends in the most beautiful place in the world.”
Most were thankful just to be able to practice this iconic Colorado sport with their friends. Cade Lukens, a senior, expressed that “being able to snowboard with my closest friends hasn’t just made me a better rider, but has also helped me grow close to those I wasn’t close to before.”
For three full days, the students skied their way across three different mountains and over twelve thousand feet of elevation. Some students preferred to ride the terrain park jumps, and others preferred to cruise across the natural high-alpine terrain.
In addition, on Saturday the students were able to lead the church service for the Leadville Seventh-day Adventist Church. The students led out worship in praise and prayer, and four students shared personal testimonies of times when God touched their lives. The church provided a potluck lunch following the service. After lunch, the group went tubing at the local sledding hill. “Sledding is always fun,” said Trent Kiefer, a senior, “especially when you try to fit as many people as possible onto one tube.”
Caleb Wehling, Senior, Guest Contributor