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Sunday, September 25, 2022

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Students to kick up snow on slopes


Students will have the opportunity to glide down mountains of snow in New Mexico during a group trip hosted by the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center’s Outdoor Adventure program from Jan. 3 to 7.

The trip will consist of skiing and snowboarding at Ski Apache, a resort located in the country’s southernmost ski area, Mascalero, N.M. Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure Caleb Wells said students shouldn’t miss out on this great opportunity.

“The trip to Ski Apache will give students a chance to relax after finals and a long holiday season. Participants will enjoy the company of a small group of UH students over the course of five days where they will be living and hitting the slopes together,” Wells said.

Ten students and two trip leaders will spend five days learning the mountainous terrain of Sierra Blanca. The resort has 55 runs and trails with a mix of beginner slopes, tough runs, cruising runs and a terrain park for more experienced skiers and snowboarders.

Outdoor Adventure graduate assistant Erin Daniels said there is something for every level.

“The trip will be lots of fun. Ski Apache has trails for beginners, intermediate and experts, and there is always the option to learn,” Daniels said.

Sociology junior Desmond Pulliam said he is interested in taking a trip in the future.

“The Outdoor Adventure program is great for students who wouldn’t be able to or wouldn’t want to travel alone. It’s a great way to meet new people and experience something new,” Pulliam said.

The trip price is $625 for students and $700 for guests. The price includes the lift ticket, transportation, lodging and most meals. Additional fees for ski or snowboard rental and personal instruction are not included with the ticket. For more info visit uh.edu/recreation/outdoor_adventure.

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