The 3rd Annual Theta Chi Ski Trip was held December 23rd, 2009 at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, PA. 14 brothers and 9 family members and friends ventured out into the cold for some winter fun. We were greeted with fresh powder on the slopes and balmy temperatures hovering right around 30 degrees for most of the day. Conditions were excellent for December with 20 of 32 trails open and members skiing throughout the day and into the early evening. Please check out some of the pictures from the trip here.
The ski trip began as an undergraduate event to celebrate the end of the semester for the Philadelphia and Allentown area brothers and has grown this year to its largest yet. Brs. David Hartwich and Jared Metzger have been involved with the trip since the beginning and continue to provide support planning and coordinating the event. We are looking to grow the event substantially in the next few years, evaluating a move to a larger mountain (Camelback has been suggested), or establishing a rotation of mountains at which the event is held. Next year, we hope to be able to offer overnight packages to those wishing to spend the night and to have the ski trip span two days instead of one. We are most likely going to shoot for a Sunday/Monday combination for next year to cater to both the weekend crowd, and the undergraduates flexibility. It has been held in the week preceding Christmas for the past 3 years, to provide the best opportunity to alumni and undergraduates to attend. With the continued support of brothers, family, and friends, the event is sure to develop into as much of a tradition as Alumni Work Weekend has become over the last few years.
If you were able to make it out this year and captured any of your day in pictures or videos, make sure to submit them to website. Send us a review of the day, ideas for the future, or your thoughts so that we can continue to work at improving the event. Please send comments to me and I will see that they get directed as necessary. Keep your tips up.
Tim Uhrich '09