Advisor: Victoria Ragone & Melissa Hannan
The Ski/Snowboard and Surf Club at ACIT is not your average after school activity... This club goes off campus to get some hands on experience. Twice a year we go to Blue Mountain in the Poconos for day trips with skiers/snowboarders of all levels, from beginners to advanced! We also spend two full weekends in Stowe, Vermont with our more experienced members. The skills the students acquire are not limited to what they learn on the mountain. At Stowe, each student is given a job to make a successful trip; dinner duty, clean up duty, bus loading, etc. At the end of the year we always try to make it to the beach or lake to take on some more outdoor sports and activities! With four to five trips in a school year, we create a strong bond in the club with one another as work together on every aspect of our trips.
"Dear Ms. Ragone, You asked for me to give you some good experiences I've had when I was in the ski/surf club this year, so here it is. At first, I was nervous because I haven't done skiing and snowboarding for a while before this and I didn't know anyone. But after some of the trips, I realized that I've never really had so much fun with people that I barely knew. I wanted to have a Stowe trip every week after the first one. Whenever I was down, someone was always there waiting for me and that goes for everyone. The people I have come to know in this club were some of the most unique and considerate I've ever met. We're one big family. -Vivian Lien"