Ski and snowboarding season is about to kick off, and the CSU
Snowriders are ready to hit the slopes.
The Snowriders, formerly the Skibums, is a student organization
that offers students a way to get involved and see the great white
outdoors. Snowriders held its expo on the Lory Student Center Plaza
“We are the social ski and snowboard club on campus,” said
Ledlie Mosch, Snowriders co-president and senior art major. “We get
people together to hit the hill.”
Last year the club had about 250 to 300 members, Mosch said.
“Our members fill up Clark (Building) A-101,” said Emily Gross,
a new member this year and a junior graphic design major.
The club sponsors a five-day trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., in
January. It costs $430 for transportation, food and lift
Gross has been impressed so far.
“So far I’ve just gone on a couple day trips which has been
awesome,” Gross said. “(The club) gives you some awesome
A membership fee of $35 for first-year members and $30 for
returning members will get students a T-shirt, water bottle and an
identification card and student discounts from local shops and ski
resorts. The ID card and water bottle are new benefits this
“It’s an actual member card with a picture and barcode,” Mosch
Erika Martinez, a senior studying merchandising, is in charge of
sponsor relations for the club.
“(My job is) to maintain relationships between sponsorships and
the club,” Martinez said. “I just call them, hang out with
employees, (and) establish what can be done to benefit both
Martinez said she has added several sponsors in her year with
Lisa Teesch-Maguire was on the Plaza during the expo as a
volunteer with Copper Mountain and Winter Park.
“It’s definitely a good deal,” Teesch-Maguire said. “Mary Jane
(at Copper Mountain) has the best bump ski in Colorado.”
The Mountain Shop, 632 S. Mason St., was also at the Expo. It
has sponsored Snowriders on and off for about six years, said Brian
Holcombe, a manager at The Mountain Shop and a former CSU
“I think it’s a great deal for students,” Holcombe said. “They
can get out and meet people and also get a lot of good deals around