Adventurers exchange the sun for the snow

Skiers and snowboarders spend their free days on the mountain slopes


Sliding off the ski lift into the white powder, they start their ride down the mountain. The cool winter breeze hits any exposed skin as they glide down the slope, adrenaline pumping through their veins. Once there is snow, many Titans dust off their snowboards or skis and hit the slopes.

Junior Emily Andrews is passionate about her time on the mountain, getting to spend time with friends and family outdoors.

“Three years ago, I fell in love with snowboarding. I try to go seven to ten times in the winter,” she said.

Andrews’ preferred snowboarding location is different from some.

“I like going to Montana because there are better runs and conditions. Occasionally I go to Tahoe, but I definitely go to Big Bear the most since it’s close,” she said.

Since she used to live in Michigan, senior Sophie Chittle has spent her winters in the mountains since she was young.

“When I was 4 years old I started skiing in Michigan, and 10 years old when I started snowboarding,” she said.

“I love to go to Steamboat Springs Resort in Colorado, where I’ve been going for thirteen years. The views on the mountains are always relaxing,” she said.

Versatile in his snow sports, junior Quinn Bithell likes both skiing and snowboarding.

“I started skiing when I was 10 years old, and started snowboarding when I was 14. I try to go three or more times in the winter,” he said.

Bithell enjoys the openness that being on the mountain provides.

“My favorite thing about it is the freedom to go wherever I want, and not be confined to a certain run,” he said.

From Montana, to Colorado, and to California, Titans know how to have fun during the winter and enjoy their time on the mountain.


Junior Emily Andrews