Winterlude 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - By: Jim Ganley

The alpine enthusiasm and organizational savvy of Mr Brent Lee and Mr Dan Norman saw 379 members of the Brentwood community - students, children, staff, RFAs, and faculty - enjoy a Winter interlude at Mount Washington earlier today. “Tubing and snow shoeing were a lot of fun” said Jahmaal K, Whittall “21. “We got spun.”

Busses left as early as 6:00 a.m. to make the first chair up the mountain while some tubers, snowshoers and cross country skiers opted for a more leisurely 8:00 departure. The early birds were rewarded with blue sky skiing.

The rain that has dampened Mill Bay in recent weeks had fallen as snow up at the mountain so there was plenty of the white stuff for all activities. “It was a fun day” said Ash M, Mackenzie ’20. “In Europe we ski above the tree line so moving through the glades is a new experience.” 

The day began and ended, of course, with nutritious and delicious food in Crooks Hall including a Winterlude steak banquet.

Back on campus, 70 students, under the careful guidance of Ms Widenmaier, Ms Blake, Mr. Newns and Mr Armitage  conducted a full day rehearsal of “Crazy For You” while a seniors were offered tutorial assistance from the faculty who remained on campus.

Thanks to our organizers for this winter wonderland, to the staff who chaperoned the trip, to the food services staff for their flexibility and expertise, and a special shout out to Nurse Christina and Mr Featherstone for their care.

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