In mid-January, the Seton Hall Ski and Snowboard Club took their
first trip to Killington Mountain in Vermont for a weekend on the
A total of 25 skiers, ranging from freshman to graduate students,
along with two advisors made the five hour bus ride to Vermont. Among
the students were the club leaders, Caroline Pinsky, president, and,
Adriano Polimeni, vice-president. With the wide range of experience
levels within the club, the two leaders offered lessons to first time
skiers and snowboarders.
"We wanted to share the thrills, beauty, and traditions that came
along with skiing and snowboarding with the Seton Hall community," said
Polimeni. By establishing a ski and snowboarding club, the leaders hoped
to get more people aware of the two popular sports and encourage
students to give them a try.
Polimeni and Pinsky had a big job planning the trip. The mountain
conditions were excellent for a quality skiing experience and the
accommodations of the Hillside Inn contributed to what will be a lasting
memory for the students and advisors. Club member Chase Agapito said, "I am glad to have taken part in the Ski and Snowboard Club's first trip
and I look forward to seeing the club gain exposure on campus and
continuing to grow."
The trip was not only a learning experience for the club members but
another opportunity for them to grow closer and form friendships.
Agapito went on to say, "Though we did not know one another before the
trip, our collective passion for skiing or snowboarding brought us all
together and allowed us to become close with one another." While away,
the students shared dinners, time on the slopes, and a five hour bus
ride, and made it back to Seton Hall in time for their Monday classes.
Next year the club will be planning another weekend trip as well as
branching out to include a number of smaller trips to nearby ski
resorts. They are also keeping members engaged between winters and
creating new leadership positions to strengthen the club's foundation.
With the expansion of leadership and experience gained over time the Ski
and Snowboard club can become a permanent facet of the University’s
student organizations and continue to grow.
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