Approximately 75 children and adults from the Rainbow Mountain community enjoyed a fun-filled day on the slopes skiing and snow-boarding at Cataloochee in Maggie Valley, NC. Participants rose early to carpool from the school parking lot at 7:30 a.m. After arriving and suiting up, students, staff and parents had the opportunity to take an hour-long skiing or snow-boarding lesson from the Cataloochee staff. Afterwards, everyone hit the slopes for the next four hours, challenging themselves, learning from one another and sharing fun times with family and friends. The annual ski trip for 4th through 8th graders and their families has been a tradition at RMCS for 12 years and was organized this year by After-School Coordinator, Andi Morrell. The tired – but happy – group wrapped up the day by swapping ski slope stories over dinner at Garlic Knots in Maggie Valley before heading home to Asheville in yet another winter snowstorm.