Sierra Nevada College sits at the epicenter of the outdoor sports Mecca of Lake Tahoe, and has a student body that routinely takes full advantage of all of the opportunities in the basin. Now steps are being made by administrators at SNC to seize a ripe opportunity sitting near the top of Donner Pass. A partnership is being established between SNC and Boreal Ridge Corporation, which includes the properties Boreal Mountain Resort, Woodward Tahoe and Soda Springs Mountain Resort, and students will start seeing the benefits of this partnership as early as June 2014.
“It’s a natural fit for our like-minded demographics,” stated Matt Peterson, director of Marketing at Boreal Ridge Corporation. “Sierra Nevada College challenges its students to learn both inside and outside the classroom walls. This is terrific opportunity to expand those walls further and only the start of things come. We’re stoked for the future of this partnership!”
The most immediate benefit of the partnership is a $300 discount that Woodward Tahoe is offering specifically to SNC students for its snowboard, skiing, and adult action sports camps, which take place on June 22-28. This discount would knock the price of the week long camp down to roughly $1499.
According to Nicole Ferguson, vice president of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Information Technology at SNC, the week of camp covered by the discount is specific to adults 18 and over, and mainly college students, from around the country.
This is only a small part of what Ferguson, who is the main force behind the partnership on the college side, hopes to accomplish. She believes that the partnership might lead to some great internship opportunities as well.
“Since it’s a new partnership we’re still exploring all the possible opportunities that will go along with this but it’s clear that our students are interested in internships at Boreal/Woodward,” said Ferguson. “Especially emphasizing our majors in Business and Sustainability to create a seamless internship process with them that benefits both the students and Boreal/Woodward.”
Ferguson also has some creative ideas involving direct student interaction with Woodward/Boreal’s weekly Expression Sessions. The Expression Sessions consist of weekly rail jams that take place at Boreal Mountain Resort under the Friday night lights.
“A possibility would be for us to collaborate on an event on one of those nights so if SGA (Student Government Association) is hosting a rail jam or something similar they are definitely looking for a partnership to do that sort of thing with our student body,” Said Ferguson. “It’s a perfect demographic for us because SGA or clubs on campus are always looking for ways to raise money; they’re looking for ways to get students out and doing things in an environment that everybody loves.”
The last object of discussion involves a possible discounted all-access pass to Boreal and Woodward for all SNC students. This is a goal that Ferguson is very hopeful about but says that no final decisions have been made and they are still exploring the many possibilities of the partnership.
“A lot of these discussions have just been started and nothing has been closed on but we are clearly on the same page with Boreal/Woodward on a lot of the initiatives,” said Ferguson.
By Sage Sauerbrey
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As skiers and snowboarders, we can all relate to how our calf, quad and hamstring muscles feel after a long day on the slopes, tight and possibly achy. Skiing and snowboarding are intensive sports that ask a lot from our bodies, particularly in the hips and legs. As we progress in these sports, our muscles become agile and our movements more graceful.
However, the back and forth commands on the body can still be inadequate for healing the tired and tense muscles. Instead of a hop-to-it morning, and a sit on the couch with a beer kind of evening, try yoga before and after riding to slow down, relax, and strengthen your body’s muscles. Drink plenty of water and reward yourself with a beer afterwards.