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Diamond Valley students hit the slopes

Teddy Williams

During the month of late January into February the entire Diamond Valley School went up to Kirkwood for fun-filled days of cross country skiing. The schools different grades went up in groups.

During the 6-8th grade trips we went up in one big group and did some of the harder trails, like Agony. That was eventually rewarded by a fun downhill slope called Ecstasy. After going for a long ski trip we get to eat a great lunch and then have free time. During free time we can either stay on the starting hill and just mess around there or we can take one of the many exciting trails such as the Snowshoe Thomson trail where you read about the life of Snowshoe Thomson who brought mail and other things between here and Placerville.

A special thanks to Andy Lovell who went up to the mountain with every group, our awesome bus drivers Harold, Pete, and Leonard drove the kids to and from Kirkwood, and all the teacher, parent chaperones and ski instructors that spent their time with us.

This week was ski week where Kirkwood hosted Diamond Valley School students at reduced priced ski tickets and equipment.

So even if you didn’t have your own equipment, for a fraction of the cost the bus could take you skiing.

— Teddy Williams is an eighth-grader at Diamond Valley School in Woodfords, Calif.