Olympia Spartans Hit The Slopes

A group of Olympia students snow tubing with Mrs. Mallers, an Olympia teacher.

By Danielle Litwiller, OHS Torch Reporter

On Monday, February 19, the Olympia High School Outdoor Adventure Club traveled to Cascade Mountain in Wisconsin, IL to hit the slopes for a fun filled day in the snow.

The ski trip was originally scheduled on Monday January 15th. Due to a snowstorm and the road conditions up North, the trip was postponed.

There was a total of 16 kids who went north for the day. At Cascade Mountain they had several activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Nick Reber, a senior at OHS, said, “The best part was having a chance to snowboard and become good at it.”

Cascade Mountain is one of the top ski resorts in the Midwest. Normally the cost for an all day pass is around $100 per person. Since this is a school function, the cost was reduced to $40 dollars per person.

The ski trip is the highlight of the Outdoor Adventure Clubs outings. Many people enjoy this trip because there is no opportunity nearby to downhill ski.

It was a whole new experience for some. Matthew Nelson, a senior at OHS, said, “My favorite part was the speed. This was my first time skiing. Going from not being able to stand to being able to ski down the intermediate courses was a rush.”

The Outdoor Adventure Club is planning many different outings for the rest of the year. The club is going to a High Ropes course in Clinton, IL as well as hoping to start an ultimate frisbee team to scrimmage eachother once its becomes warmer outside.

As long as you are in good academic standing all students are still welcome to join the outdoor adventure club. You are not required to attend every event, only the ones that interest you.