Student Development reschedules ski trip to Montage Mountain

Priscilla Bonilla, Correspondent

Inclement weather conditions have caused Wilkes University’s Student Development Office to postpone the Montage Mountain ski trip twice this spring semester.

All Wilkes students are welcome to sign-up for the ski trips sponsored by Student Development in cooperation with Montage Mountain, in Scranton, Pa., this month.

The original trip date was scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, but due to below freezing temperatures it was postponed. Student Development then scheduled two separate trips for Feb. 5 and Feb. 26. Due to inclement weather conditions, which caused school closure, the Feb. 5 trip was cancelled.

“People enjoy skiing and snowboarding,” said Kayla Cauthon, Student Development activities assistant. “It is something unique to this area, and we are very fortunate to have slopes so close to the university that we can allow students to hopefully find a new winter hobby to enjoy or at least take part in.”

The upcoming trip is expected to take place Feb. 26. The cost of the trip is $5 for a ski lift ticket or $10 for rental and lift ticket. Students are able to sign up for a day trip to Montage Mountain at the information desk on the first floor of the Henry Student Center, space is limited to 20 students per trip.

Transportation to and from Montage Mountain will be provided. On Feb. 26, a shuttle will be leaving from the Henry Student Center at 4:30 p.m. The shuttle will return to campus by 9 p.m.

If you are unable to attend this trip, Montage offers College Day every Thursday. For $25 students receive open to close lift ticket and rental equipment, must present student ID.