The Northwestern Adventure Club took its second annual ski trip to Mount Kato, located on the southern edge of Mankato, MN, last Saturday, Feb. 12. The trip was open to all NW students seeking an adventurous weekend spent outdoors skiing and snowboarding. Twenty-six NW students traveled along with the Adventure Club.
Students skied and snowboarded from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and returned to campus at 1 a.m. The trip was so exhilarating that Dr. Wynn, a NW history professor, was even convinced to go along with the club and take on a few slopes himself.
Sophomore Bryant Agre said, “The trip was a lot of fun. Skiing down Mt. Kato at night was a whole different experience and was a lot more fun than day-time skiing.”
Agre spent most of his time skiing down Big Brave mountain– a black diamond terrain.
The club had a blast spending time with one another, celebrating their differences of various skill sets. You didn’t have to be an amazing skier to go along, which created a great learning opportunity for NW students. Watching people fall off the ski slopes only added to the fun and created memories for the club that will carry through their entire college career.
Club leader Chloe Tschetter said, “Although it was a brutal five degrees outdoors during the ski trip, the students still had a blast. We had an even bigger turnout than last year, which shows their true dedication to a fun getaway weekend with college friends. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to next year’s trip.”
The Adventure Club leaders are made up of a team who seeks new opportunities and ways to get outdoors. Chloe Tschetter, a founding member of the club, shared that she and Sierra Tumbleson started this club during the midst of COVID-19, wanting to give students a chance to meet new friends and adventure the outdoors while following CDC guidelines.
Tschetter said, “This is a great way for students to get outdoors and to get involved on campus in a healthy and active way.”
Skiing and snowboarding are not the only activities that make up the adventure club’s events and festivities. In the past, they have gone kayaking, hiking, sledding and visited state parks. To say the least, this club encourages community, new adventures, and healthy acts of life. The Adventure Club would love to invite new students to join and experience the wonders of the outdoors.