Follow Delaware Valley Friends School Students on their Adventure Based Learning Experiences
Ski Touring in the Adirondacks | Day 1
On February 17, Ken Sinapius, Director of the ABLE Program at DVFS, embarked with nine students on a week-long ski touring adventure in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.
The group arrived on Friday afternoon with enough time to catch an hour of ski time on the slopes, giving them a head start for their first full day out on the trails on Saturday.
Here's what students Adrianna and Dylan had to share about the first day of the trip:
"Today I and eight of my fellow DVFS classmates embarked on the ABLE cross country skiing trip. We enjoyed spending quality time together on our five-hour drive to The Tug Hill ski area. Once we arrived we were fitted for skis and boots and hit the powder. After a challenging time of getting the skis on we were given a crash course on how to use our new skies. We practiced going up and down the hills. At the conclusion of our practice session we headed to our home away from home in Altmar, NY. We unloaded the vans and made dinner and talked about our plans for the next day."
The daily report for the ski area says we'll be enjoying some lovely spring weather for Saturday! The weather and ski conditions report for Saturday looks great for the Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Area:
02/18/17 6:06AM 14 degrees and mostly clear. Noon forecast of 39 and mostly sunny with a daytime high of 43. Sunday has a forecast high of 40 and variable cloudiness. 34 inch base of packed powder - graded for skating and set track for classic skiing techniques. Should be a beautiful day to enjoy all of our snow. 264 inches of snow for the season.More updates soon! Have a great Saturday, everyone!
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