Grab Your Skis and Hit the Slopes: The 2021 Ski Season is Here 

Ben Oswald and Dean Johnson

From avid ski racers to spectacular snowboarders the Seattle Prep student body is taking full advantage of this year’s shred season once again. Huge winter storms in December and January have set up perfect condition for students hungry for mountain adventures.

Considering the excited hype for the upcoming ski season, a few freshmen were asked about their anticipation. Scarlett Ebel ’25 stated: “Skiing is my absolute favorite thing to do, and I think that it is the most fun thing anybody could do on the weekends. I personally love to ski because I love going super-fast down the mountain or skiing through super deep powder. My favorite place to ski is Crystal Mountain because there are so many runs and, personally, I think the conditions are always good!”

Zach Hansen ’25 weighed in: “My go-to mountain to ski is Snoqualmie because it is not far from home and there is a variety of runs to ski.”

Recently, Panthers voted to express their ski season preferences. When asked ‘Are you excited for ski season’ nearly 70% of respondents said ‘obviously,’ 20% replied ‘sure,’ while only the final 10% had negative answers,; a clear portrayal of the strong skiing spirit among Prep students.

As expected the most popular ski resorts were the local classics: Stevens, Alpental, Snoqualmie, and Crystal, with Crystal Mountain being the most popular among student skiers. Although students displayed the popularity of the 4 closest mountains to Seattle it was clear through the survey that Seattle Prep students have traveled throughout the country and across the continent to ski at various resorts.

With fresh snow falling on the peaks, students cannot wait to get out there and ski!