Last weekend, Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) adventured to Vail Mountain Resort to try our hands at snowboarding. We left Denver at the crack of dawn to make our way up into the high country, where most of Colorado’s water starts. It was amazing to see how much an environment can change in just a few short hours’ drive. Big thanks to Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) and SOS Outreach for providing the transportation, gear, and snowboarding instruction for our GLC crew!
Perfect weather (sunny and warm) kicked off a day full of new experiences, overcoming challenges, and lots of laughs! Learning snowboarding can be a frustrating endeavor, even amidst beautiful mountain scenery. At the beginning, most of us were constantly falling. Luckily, Vail provided us with some great instructors; they gave constant encouragement and tips to help all of us improve. It was awesome to see the students showing resilience and perseverance when facing a challenge. As the day wore on, all the hard work the GLC crew put paid off with some serious shredding down the mountain.
Thanks to all the students who came out to try snowboarding with us (including some folks from ELK)! We look forward to working with SOS Outreach and ELK again soon.