Students on the Slopes
On February 7th, 2003, the Youth Consortium sponsored a day of downhill skiing at a mainland ski resort. A handful of adult chaperones accompanied 40 BICS students, 37 of which had never skied down a hill before. The $80 charge included a round trip plane ticket at a reduced rate, an hour and a half group lesson, and then lift tickets for the rest of the dayalthough after a few unbraked runs (the biggest problem was slowing down), some of the students decided to investigate the resort's video arcade.
The group included students of all ages, from mid-elementary to high school. Strangely, those in the middle opted for the increased difficulty of snow boards. Despite the fact that only a few had ever done this before, there were no broken bones or serious dislocations, although one girl fell over on a steep slope and slid all the way down face first, plowing up enough snow to warrant being cared for, briefly, by the rescue team. The end result: another interesting new experience under their belt.
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