Nelson County, Virginia
For the forth time this season, students in grades 3,4 and 5 at Rockfish River Elementary in Afton, took to the slopes at Wintergreen Resort. “The whole reason behind doing it is to get the kids in the snow to give them the opportunity to enjoy skiing. And to learn to ski,” says Jodie Bruguiere who took over coordinating the group about five years ago. The program first started at RRES about 10 years ago.
“A lot of the kids are beginners that have never been on skis or a snowboard. They learn to ski and it gets them out in the fresh air to enjoy the snow,” Jodie continues.
Wintergreen Resort helps out the school ski club by giving them great cuts and discounts off of the regular rates. Hopefully through the student’s introduction to the slopes they will continue with the sport later in life.