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Rockfish River Elementary Ski Club Hits The Slopes @ Wintergreen

[ 0 ] February 13, 2009 |
©2009 NCL Magazine : Members of The RRES Ski Club pose for a group shot before hitting the slopes Thursday afternoon at Wintergreen Resort. Click any image for a larger view.

©2009 NCL Magazine : Members of The RRES Ski Club pose for a group shot before hitting the slopes Thursday afternoon at Wintergreen Resort. Click any image for a larger view.

Wintergreen Resort
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 member of the RRES Ski Club checks out the gear before heading down the slope.

A member of the RRES Ski Club checks out the gear before heading down the slope.

“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.

Part of learning is falling now and then, unfortunately!

Part of learning is falling now and then, unfortunately!

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.

Usually by the 4th to 5th time out, most club members are pretty much getting the hang of it.

Usually by the 4th to 5th time out, most club members are pretty much getting the hang of it.

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