The five hour drive smoothly flew by, and the club soon arrived at the Round Hearth Lodge. After being greeted by the energetic staff, every club member settled into their new home for the next two nights. With eight people sharing a single narrow room lined with bunk beds, the sleeping situation quite literally provided an opportunity for students to become closer to one another. However, the lodge more than compensated for the cramped rooms by providing spacious common areas and excellent cuisine.
On Saturday, the first day of skiing commenced with a lesson for every student, followed by an several hours of skiing the mountain in groups. Stowe, the fourth largest mountain in Vermont, offered some breathtaking views. However, the fog was so thick at times that you were only be able to see for 30 feet ahead in any direction. Some students were lucky enough to be on the summit when the fog broke early Sunday morning. They were able to witness the beauty of northern Vermont; albeit for a brief moment. Nevertheless, the fog did little to dampen the spirits of the Sturgis Skiers. Skiers of all levels were able to enjoy a great weekend on the slopes!
The reviews of the Stowe trip were so overwhelmingly positive that the Sturgis Ski club is currently planning a day trip to Sunapee, NH. on March 18th. New members are always welcome!