Winter Festival Weekend

Megan Sweeney
WMS welcomes the winter season in one exciting weekend!
WMS students returned from their long, relaxing winter break last Sunday to find a thick blanket of snow covering campus. After a full week of their brand-new classes, the whole campus is excited to get outside and enjoy it on our Winter Festival Weekend.

The festivities begin tonight with a showing of Meathead Films’ latest ski documentary, “No Matter What.” The showing will be hosted by Director of Outdoor Education Ted Teegarden and Stacey Rachdorf, special guest and Meathead athlete. Later in the evening, students and faculty will venture out behind Solar for the Winter Festival bonfire, with hot cocoa to warm us inside and out. A nice warm opening for the cold weekend ahead!

On Saturday, after a productive project block, our boys’ basketball team will be heading out for a game with Gould Academy, and bringing a busload of fans along for the ride! Later, WMS snowboarders get a chance to show their skills and compete against each other in a rail jam on Hoods Hill. In the evening, students will set out for night tubing at Loon, returning to the White Out semiformal dance in the Student Lounge, made possible by the tireless effort and boundless creativity of our Social Committee.

Sunday morning brings our students a whole host of options, from a Telemark ski trip to Bretton Woods, an ice climbing trip for beginners and advanced climbers alike, and, for those craving a touch of summer, a trip to the Pump House indoor waterpark at Jay Peak. Light Blue vs. Dark Blue competition continues with a snow sculpture contest with two categories: Freestyle and Best Snowman that Resembles a Faculty Member. The weekend concludes with sledding, snowboarding, and skiing on Hoods Hill with hot cocoa to be served on Dickey House porch.

We’re looking forward to making some wonderful winter memories this weekend, and we hope to have lots of pictures for you soon!

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