See what the club has in store for winter 2023.
With the winter break all on our minds, it is a given that everyone is looking for things to do during the chilly season. The Concordia Ski and Snowboard Club is ready to welcome another event-filled winter.
The Concordian had the chance to sit down with four executives from the club: Michelle Fraser, Sebastian Adam, Ajay Weinstein, and Antoine Denis.
Adam, the VP internal on the team, recalled his earliest memories as a kid snowboarding for the first time.
“My dad put me on a board before I could walk so he’s always been a super big ‘boarder’. As soon as I could fit on a snowboard I was riding. I never started with skiing, I went with the better of the two,” Adam said.
While every executive on the team has a different relationship with skiing and snowboarding, they all shared the same excitement for the upcoming season.
Fraser, the VP of social media for the club, explained the upcoming events for this winter.
“We just posted our trip schedule for the upcoming ski season. We have all the dates on our Instagram page. We are going to a variety of different locations around Quebec like Mont Orford and Mont Tremblant,” Fraser explained.
“Our two most exciting events are our ‘weekender’ events. We’re having one in Quebec city and we are having one in Vermont at Jay Peak,” Fraser added.
The “weekender” events have been done in the past, but they had to be put on hold for the past couple of years due to COVID restrictions. During these events, participants of the ski and snowboard club go away for one weekend, stay at a hotel, ski, and party.
For beginners who want to try out the club but feel apprehensive due to their skill level, the club’s executives assure you that the club is for everyone.
Weinstein, the president of the club, explained that the team is there to help answer any questions that you may have while going down the slopes.
“One of the things that we try to do with the club is that we try to get new people to come out. Obviously, in terms of liability, we can’t teach beginners how to ride but we try to make it as accessible as possible,” he said. “We make sure that it’s accessible because we know how difficult it is as a beginner because every element of skiing is super expensive.”
With accessibility on the forefront, the club hopes to recruit as many participants as they can for their most anticipated events for winter 2023.
So get out there! You can find out more about this club on their website.
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