October 13, 2016

CSU ski club returns after long absence

By Emily Brown

Cleveland State University offers a variety of different activities for its students, and one of the more recently developed clubs is the Cleveland State University Ski Club. Cleveland State had a ski club, about 20 years ago according to Brahm Powell, two-year ski club member and current president. The present-day club, founded last year, has had members like Powell since it’s inception. The club tries to plan multiple trips to the slopes during the ski season, according to Powell.

“We have weekly trips to Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, N.Y., but we also do other interest-dependent trips to further destinations,” Powell said.

These trips can have fees associated with them and vary on price depending on the location, but the Ski Club tries to keep the cost down as much as possible for students.

“There can be fees for lift pass purchases as well as hotel costs for distant trips, but we aim to minimize those fees through fundraisers and SGA funding,” Powell said.

The club recently advertised in the Campus Horn to encourage students to join the club, or offer more information for those on the fence. To those interested in joining, the process isn’t hard, according to Powell.

“To become an official member, one must participate in three events, which could be helping out at a fundraiser or joining us on a trip,” he said.

Members will need equipment to hit the slopes, but if students don’t own their own skis or snowboard, they can still join the group on their trips.

“Skis/snowboards are required for active participation, but you do not have to own your own,” Powell said. “Our destinations offer cheap rental equipment, and hopefully the club will be able to cover the cost of that.

Safety equipment is strongly recommended (helmet, gloves) and warm, water-resistant clothes are a must.”
If students would like to join the club on the slopes or need more information, reach out to the club via email ski.csu@gmal.com.


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