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Ski Week and Ski Team Informational Meeting

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Michael Creager ’15 writes:

Interested in coming on Ski Week, the annual Wesleyan ski and snowboard trip to Jay Peak, VT? Of course you are! Come to the info session, where we’ll be giving out the details on this year’s voyage up to Grampa Grunts for the last week of winter break (January 13-18, 2013).

After we talk about Ski Week, we’ll be having a meeting for anyone interested in joining Wesleyan’s Ski Team. No alpine racing experience necessary, but you should feel competent on skis – and if you have any racing experience, you should definitely head our way. And new this year: our race league will now be holding a freestyle competition for both skiers and snowboarders, as well as racing for snowboarders.

Have questions? Interested in either ski week or ski team but can’t make the meeting? Email us at wesleyanskiteam(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • DATE: October 24th
  • TIME: 9pm
  • PLACE: Exley 150

Wesleyan Skiing and Snowboarding Teams Take the Slopes

Pictured: Dylan Penn '15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Pictured: Dylan Penn ’15. Photo via The Wesleyan Connection.

Did you know that Wesleyan had Skiing and Snowboarding teams? Did you know that they are just as awesome as they sound?

On February 16 and 17, the club teams participated in the McBrine Division League Championships up in Vermont. The Women’s Ski Team qualified for USCSA Eastern Regionals after coming in fourth overall, and the men took first place qualifying for Regionals. Michael Creager ’15 and Chris Delaney ’14 came in second and third in the entire Men’s Ski Division.

Not to be outdone, the Wesleyan Snowboarding Team also vanquished the competition. Dylan Penn ’15Atticus Swartwood ’14, Lina Mamut ’13, and Zach Kaufman ’16 qualified for nationals. This is the snowboarding team’s first year as a club, and Mamut commented, “I’m stoked that Wes got the opportunity to compete in a snowboard league. As a senior, after years of just watching skiers go at it, it’s been incredibly fun to be able to compete with snowboarders from other schools in Slalom and Giant Slalom.”

Acts of Heroism in a Snowpocalypse

The view from Senior Fauver, as photographed by Tuna yesterday afternoon.

The view from Senior Fauver, as photographed by Tuna yesterday afternoon.

This morning we received in our tipbox an account, from an anonymous reader, of a rather heroic rescue that took place late last night, during blizzard conditions:

Last night, a bunch of my friends and I saw a figure muddling through the blizzard. He collapsed in the snow, and did not get up. Julia Holewinski ’15, wearing just a sweater, immediately ran outside and hauled the man inside with some difficulty. He was clearly extremely intoxicated, and his eyelashes were frozen solid. We think his name is [removed] (class of ’14). If Julia hadn’t had the presence of mind and physical strength to drag him inside, he probably would have died in a snowdrift.

Besides applauding Holewinski for her courageous rescue, this seems like an opportune time to remind you that if you feel the need to get wasted during blizzard conditions (which is all fine and good), drink responsibly and don’t go wading through snow alone at night. If you spot an obviously smashed friend attempting to stumble home alone through snow drifts and heavy winds, walk with them or offer them your couch. Sorry to get all mom on you all of a sudden.

Speaking of snow rescues, pyrotechnics post this morning noted that some students (especially in Lo-Rise) are quite literally unable to open their front doors because of the Alaskan-style snow drifts.

Ski Week and Ski Team Informational Session

From Taran Catania ’13:

Interested in coming on Ski Week, the annual Wesleyan ski and snowboard trip to Jay Peak, VT? Of course you are! Come to the info session, where we’ll be giving out the details on this year’s voyage up to Grampa Grunts for the last week of winter break (January 13-18, 2013).

After we talk about Ski Week, we’ll be having a meeting for anyone interested in joining Wesleyan’s Ski Team. No alpine racing experience necessary, but you should feel competent on skis – and if you have any racing experience, you should definitely head our way. And new this year: our race league will now be holding a freestyle competition for both skiers and snowboarders, as well as racing for snowboarders.

Have questions? Interested in either ski week or ski team but can’t make the meeting? Email us at wesleyanskiteam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Tomorrow, October 25
Time: 7pm
Place: Exley 150