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A learning experience

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the junior and senior classes from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School spent the day up at the Snowmass Ski Area. The students worked on a service project, which involved revegetating the area’s natural halfpipe.

The halfpipe is unique, because it is constructed from the surrounding soil, which allows the Aspen Skiing Co. to use less water and energy on snowmaking.

The Skico was incredibly welcoming and accommodating to our students and faculty, donating their time on a Saturday and providing a wonderful barbecue up on the mountain.

It was a great opportunity for our students to see what goes on before the snow flies, as well as to provide service on a project that may not have happened without their labor.

I would especially like to thank Auden Schendler, director of environmental affairs, and Doug Mackenzie, Snowmass general manager, for making this possible. Doug also donated $2,000 to CRMS and a charity of the students’ choosing.

Tom Penzel

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