September 28th, 2012
When you think “skiing,” you probably think of the Alps or the Rockies. We are guessing that you do not think of Evanston, Illinois, home of the Kellogg School of Management. Well, students may not do their skiing in Evanston proper, but a remarkable 750+ first- and second-year students participate in Kellogg’s annual ski trip, which, according to students we interviewed, is “the largest group ski booking in the country.” This student-run trip, organized by Kellogg’s Ski and Snowboard Club, has been held at Steamboat in Colorado, Whistler in British Columbia, Canada, and other top skiing locales. For the 2011 trip, the participating students traveled to Telluride, Colorado, where they stayed in mountainside condos. Students who wish to ski can avail themselves of three-, four- or even five-day passes, while nonskiers can enjoy activities such as cooking classes, snowshoe lessons and spa treatments (at reduced prices). The 2012 trip will be held at the Steamboat Resort in Colorado December 15-21.