Students tackle ski slopes

Cornell College students come from around the world, even from places that don’t get snow.

Students experience a ski trip
(from left to right) Layne Pullen ’21, Milton Spradley ’19, Peni Waqairatu ’21 and Eddie Madden ’21 with Campus Safety Director Mark Winder.

One organization gives all students the opportunity to experience everything the Midwest has to offer by organizing trips off campus to hit the ski slopes. 

The Cornell College Ski and Snowboarding Club takes a few trips each year. While Campus Safety Director Mark Winder fulfills the role as the staff advisor, he truly enjoys the trips. 

“My favorite part is seeing the students who have never skied or snowboarded,” Winder said. “They start off and they can’t do anything, and by the end of the day they are doing amazing things.”

This year the group took two day-trips to the slopes of Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa, in January. Seventeen students went on the first trip and 23 on the second.

A three-day trip to Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota, is scheduled for later in February.

Students go on these trips at a minimal cost because of funding from Student Senate.

 

  • Students experience a ski trip

  • Students experience a ski trip

    Trever Greene '19

  • Student experience a ski trip

  • Students experience a ski trip

    Jiashu Wang '20 and Campus Safety Director Mark Winder