When winter rolls around, it’s you one of those that love to hit the slopes but has a hard time getting there because you can’t drive? Are you always attempting to get a ride up to the resort, but mom or dad or an older sibling are often too busy, and you want more reasons to get your board waxed and be screaming down the hillside? It’s time to take things into your own hands.
Some of the best ways to transform the situation is to start a snowboard club at your school. That may sound daunting; but, with some arrangement on your part, that dream can become a reality. Not only will you manage to ride frequently, you’ll also meet lots of new friends, ride with more people your age, apply for group discounts, and travel up together, playing music and socializing. Even if the idea might sound great, you might not know where to start. We would like to help you keep things simple and streamlined, so here’s the lowdown:
• There’s no reason to limit the club to boarders only. Once you’ve rounded up some peeps, even if the group starts small, start organizing regular outings to the nearest resort. And don’t forget, you’ll also need to find a teacher who is willing to oversee and spearhead the club.
• Since you’ll be going as a group, you can likely qualify for some great group discounts. As the president of the club, call your local resort to see what kinds of price cuts are available fora group your size. They’d probably love to throw in stickers and other free swag to get their name out there and more visible.
• Once you have enough people on board, you’ve got to figure out how to get them there! There may be a budget for that through the school, but you can also call and reserve a private bus if the group is big enough.
• Now that you’ve thought of all the details, get loud! You might consider getting money up front and using it to open an account at your local bank for the club. You’ll need to get everyone an insurance waiver, and this will help you make sure you’ve got everyone covered.
• When everything is in place, get everyone together to discuss final details. Get a firm count on how many people are going and make sure everyone knows how you’re getting there, where to meet, and what else to bring.
• Once all of this is done, just go out there and have fun! Chances are, you’re going to make great memories and great friends, and ride more this season than you ever executed the past!