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Slope Shredders: Learn More About the Ski and Snowboard Club

It isn’t everyday that a Cornell senior tells you how much he looks forward to the Ithaca winters.

Yet Bill Seward ’15, president of the Cornell Ski and Snowboard Club, speaks for the over two thousand list serve members and more than two hundred current skiers and boarders who make the most of our frigid temperatures and relentless precipitation.

The club offers frequent equipment tuning and waxing sessions, hosts movie premieres, and tailgates at Greek Peak every weekend during the season. The group is well known for its adventurous expeditions to Colorado, Europe, Mont Tremblant in Quebec, and an annual trip to Sugarbush, Vermont where sixty Cornellians rent out an entire ski lodge.

One of the coolest components of CSSC is that it welcomes novices. The members eagerly teach people who’ve never even seen snow before, providing free lessons to newcomers of all levels. Both boarders and skiers embody the love for learning that is central to Cornell. In the words of Seward, “Don’t miss the opportunity to snowboard while you’re in Ithaca. If you’re going to live in Ithaca with a harsh winter, make the best of it and try snowboarding or skiing, because it will make your winters much more enjoyable.”

Interesting in joining CSSC? Check out the website and like the Facebook page. In the meantime, here‘s a few tricks we filmed with Seward and Nick Ferretti ’17.

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