Central Valley Academy has been hitting the slopes at Woods Valley with their new ski/snowboarding club since Winter Break. Physical Education teacher Jonna Costin has 48 students in grades 9-12 signed up for ski club. Every Wednesday 30-40 kids load a bus at CVA and head to Woods Valley to ski/snowboard from 4-9 p.m. The group has several students that have never skied or snowboarded before and are now enjoying a great lifelong winter activity.
“We have a great group of kids that attend each week,” said Mrs. Costin.
“I’m so excited that so many students are involved in the club. Living in Upstate NY winters can be long and tough, but if you can find an outdoor activity that you love, you begin to gain an appreciation for the seasons.”
The club has two more Wednesday trips planned for Woods Valley and are heading to Gore Mountain on Sunday, March 2. Ski club has teamed up with the Village of Ilion to make the trip to Gore Mountain. Theresa Lozo, Winter Director for Park and Recreation Commission for the Village of Ilion, was putting a trip together and invited Ski Club to participate.
“Mrs. Lozo contacted me back in December to see if there would be an interest from the ski club in taking advantage of a bus they had going to Gore Mountain,” Mrs. Costin said. “Thanks to her and the Village of Ilion our kids are going to have a free ride to the mountain and will only have to pay for a discounted lift ticket. This is such a great opportunity for our students. The majority of the group has never been to Gore. Our kids are beyond excited.”
Gore Mountain has 102 trails and 13 lifts (9 chairlifts, a gondola lift, one j-bar, one poma lifts) and one snow train. Gore Mountain has a wide variety of alpine terrain catering to alpine skiers of all levels. Gore also has 12 Nordic trails for cross country skiing.
Pictured below – photos of Ski Club members.