Boulder High’s Coolest New Club

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Boulder High’s Coolest New Club

Miller Dunbar, Opinion Editor

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As we get closer and closer to the beginning of the ski and snowboard season, people are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Boulder High, with its close proximity to the mountains, is home to skiers and snowboarders alike; seniors Milena Pajevic and Emerson McClary created a club to help celebrate them. In an interview with the club’s founders, we were able to learn more about their vision for the new organization. 

According to McClary, the idea for the club was “kind of spur of the moment.” He had thought about the possibility of a snow sports club before, but didn’t think it would be doable all by himself. When he approached Pajevic about the idea, the two decided to go all in together, and before they knew it, they “had the groundwork all laid out for the club to begin.” They’ve worked hard to build a platform for other students who share their love of skiing and snowboarding, and hope that it can be sustained by BHS students in the future. 

They meet on Wednesdays right after 8th period in room 2225 to talk all things skiing and to plan ski days in the future. 

Ski days will allow people of similar skill levels to get together and go up for a day on the slopes, and newer skiers and snowboarders can get free lessons from more experienced students, too. Don’t feel like you need to be a pro to join! Any and every skill level is welcomethe goal is for people just to have a good time!

The beginner’s ski area at Eldora Mountain Resort.

There aren’t any requirements for pass type either. McClary said that most of their meet-ups will be at Eldora, so “a day pass, a season pass, or an Ikon pass are the best ways to get on the mountain.” While the Ikon is easiest in that it covers Eldora, they are working on developing an Epic Pass holder branch of the club, so that students can get together and go to other resorts as well. Pajevic and McClary realize that going up to ski or snowboard can be an expensive activity, so they have planned fundraisers throughout the year to help grant scholarships for passes and rentals. They hope that this will expand the Snow Sports Club to everyone.

The two founders have nothing but high hopes for their club. They saw an overwhelming amount of interest at the 4 A’s rally on September 5th and filled up their sign-up list. McClary said he was most excited to go skiing with his friends and to meet other students that are interested in going up to Eldora with the club. Pajevic said that this club is like a dream for her – she’s always wanted to dive deeper into her love for skiing, but hasn’t felt ready for the huge commitment of racing. They are hoping to have a successful season that culminates club-wide A-Basin beach cookout in the spring. 

If you have any questions, Pajevic and McClary are more than willing to answer them. You can approach them at school, direct message the Snow Sports Club Instagram account @bhssnowsportsclub, or direct message one of their personal Instagram accounts @milenapajevic and @emerson_mcclary.