By Brittany Crow |Staff Writer|
Holiday breaks mean different things to different students. For some, it means no school, but to others, it means vacations, trips, fun, and spending time with family and friends.
The holiday break couldn’t have come any sooner, but many of us are wanting to enjoy ourselves during the break, without emptying our wallets.
Our Student Recreation and Fitness Center on campus provides activities for students to go on like snow trips during the winter.
The trips to look into would be the one-day Snow Valley Snowboarding trip in our very own San Bernardino Mountains, which will be held on Dec. 8, 15, and 18.
Snowshoe Hike is to be held on Dec. 23 and is located near Palm Springs.
You can enjoy your time on the slopes for less than $60.
Both of these trips include your tram ticket, snowshoes, transportation, and lunch is provided for you. To find out more information stop by the Recreation Center and pick up a brochure.
Student Stephanie Plascenia, plans on going snowboarding at Mountain High Resorts. She says it’s less expensive compared to Big Bear.
Mt. High Snowboarding and skiing for adults cost $35 per day which includes snowboard and boots. If you are interested in skiing the resort offers a package for $30, which includes skis, boots, poles, helmet rental.
If you plan on going with a group of friends, Mountain High offers a six-pack deal for eight adults for only $199, that’s as little as $33 per adult, talk about a great save.
For those of you who don’t live near the high desert and are wanting to find something close and convenient Big Bear Mountain is another popular ski resort.
Student Brian Sanchez says, that he goes to Big Bear with his friends every December to enjoy the slopes.
Sanchez exclaims, that even though it’s a little more expensive then other resorts, it’s about a 45 minute drive from where he lives.
Big Bear mountains regular season tickets run from $60-$35 for tickets depending on if you go during the day, night or half day.
Ski and snowboarding rentals are $30 for adults during the day, which includes ski/board and boots, half-day and night rentals go for $25.
Both of these popular and well-known resorts offer lodging at just $69 per night at close hotels and if it’s your first time at any of these resorts, you’re able to get lessons that can fit your personal needs.
If you’re not wanting to splurge too much during the holiday, there are plenty of other fun activities to do that don’t come with a big cost.
Every year myself and a few of my friends take a stroll through Thoroughbred Lane near Hillside and Sapphire north of the 210 freeway in Rancho Cucamonga.
Here you can find houses that are decked out with the best Christmas lights decorations around town and decorated with different themes.
As winter break draws near, it is the best time to start planning some fun and memorable times with friends after a long 10-week quarter