Vermont Ski Trip

Mount Stowe

It’s that time of year again. Lace up your boots and pull that wool hat snug around your ears. The annual Penn Manor ski trip to snow-capped mountains in the great state of Vermont will be held this year from February 10th to the 13th.

The trip will cost $350, which includes bus fair, lodging in Vermont and lift tickets used to access the slope’s ski lifts. The cost also goes toward some of the meals skiers will be eating in the snowy north.

“I’m really looking forward to Stowe mountain,” said Penn Manor senior Kyle Kahn,  “I have been there before and it has by far, THE best slopes on the East Coast.”

Unfortunately, unlike last year, the skiers will not be staying on the slopes of Killington, but instead will be staying in Northern Lights Lodge, located two miles from the bases of mountains Sugarbush and Stowe.

“I’m really excited because I’ve heard it’s one of the best slopes on the East Coast,” said Tyler Wilson.

“Killington is just too busy, Stowe and Sugarbush are much better and are my favorite mountains to go to,” said William Zapata, a nine-year ski trip chaperon and teacher at Penn Manor. Zapata also coaches girls’ soccer, ”

Last year was our smallest group,” he said. “We’ll have to see how quickly the buses fill up this year.”

“I’m looking forward to having the option to ride on two new [to the ski trip group] mountains. But I am pretty upset that we have to get up at the crack of dawn, and drive 45 minutes to the slope,” School Resource Officer Jason Hottenstein said.  “Two years ago it was so cold that I didn’t even take my skis off the bottom of the bus.”

By Ben Embry and Dillon Walker