This snowboarding club may be your next favorite community. Not only does this club help you find people to shred with, but it also connects you to a ton of related perks. To become a member, just sign up on the site, pay $60 and fill out the club’s sports participation agreement: three easy steps to enter a realm full of adventures and fun. Your payment provides you with a free T-shirt, access to huge discounts with snowboard companies, an invite to social events, cool friends and discounts on snow trips around the east. And skiers, don’t worry, the club has spots for you too.
Here’s what you need to know about the Penn State Snowboarding Club.
The 2018-19 school year will bring once-in-a-lifetime experiences for every kind of snowboarder. The Penn State Snowboard Club will take four trips around the east, and even one out of the country. They take weekend trips to closer mountains throughout the year and longer week trips during winter and spring break.
- Beginning of December: Killington, Vermont; 2 nights ~ $280
- Winter Break: Quebec City, Canada; one week and two different mountains, Stoneham and Mont St Anne ~ $600
- February: Whiteface, NY in February; 2 nights ~ $290
- Spring Break: Jay Peak Vermont; 5 days ~ $520
All trip prices include lodging, lift tickets, transportation, lessons from officers and, lastly, a guaranteed awesome time. Every so often, a trip throws in a meal plan too—score!
And if you can’t shell out for a snowboard trip, the Penn State Snowboard club also hosts weekend day trips to Seven Springs Mountain. You’ll even save a few bucks with discounted season pass prices. If you need a mid-week pick-me-up in the snow, drive 10 minutes to Tussey Mountain, and meet up with your friends in the club for Tussey Tuesdays. They even hook up transportation either through carpooling or with the bus.
Joining the Penn State Snowboard Club gives you access to a dozen cool benefits and opportunities. Your membership will open doors to perks you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Allow the PSSC to hook it up for you with:
- Free board waxing
- Free lessons
- Cheap board rentals from the club
- Free giveaways
- Club trips to Vermont and Quebec
- Proforms (cheap stuff) from some sponsors
- Discounts to local stores
- Cheap Seven Springs season passes
- BURTON Outlet Discounts
- Opportunity to get involved in THON
- Good friends
- Rad socials (themed)
Don’t know how to snowboard? Learn from some of the club members through clinics and competitions. The club also hosts Roxy Ride Day (a clinic for girl riders), Tussey Open, Trans Am and PIST Rail Jam where PSU riders travel to Pittsburgh and compete against other colleges on their rail moves. Previously, the club hosted the Red Bull Buttercup in downtown State College showing off their tricks and skills on ramps and platforms.
The club has also participated in the Red Bull Bracket Reel. Fellow snowboarders and skiers of Penn State flash their moves on the mountain in a collegiate battle of the best where they compete with other students all over the country. Red Bull also sponsored a round-robin video contest where Penn State participated in the past.
The Penn State Snowboarding Club does more than wax their boards in their free time. They also take part in THON to give back to the community. Attend and support the largest student-run philanthropy in the world when joining PSSC. The club provides not only financial support but emotional support throughout the year leading up to the big dance marathon in February. Every year they have fundraising events that raise awareness and money for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Check out the PSSC on their website, thepssc.com. They post up-to-date details and upcoming events. Club members also post announcements where boarders can buy, sell, and borrow gear. No need to spend a thousand dollars when a fellow friend will hook you up.
Don’t miss out on the crazy adventures of the Penn State Snowboarding Club. Prepare for the winter season starting with individuals as thrilled about snowfall as you are.