This year, Alliance continued the growing tradition of taking a team trip down to the Black Hills of South Dakota for some team building snow sports action. This time, we had a crew of twenty-two that decided to make the trek – our most populous crew yet!
Despite the cold weather (one day reaching a high of 1°F), the crew spent two days shredding at Terry Peak and enjoying games in the evening. The crew also spent some time enjoying Black Hills amenities and hospitality thanks to the generosity and facilitation of Master Naomi Even-Aberle and Master Nik Aberle of Full Circle Martial Arts in Rapid City.
On the slopes, the levels of experience varied across a great range. A couple older members of the crew were shred veterans who have been on the slopes for years; a handful of others were brand new to the activity, learning for the first time how to ride (or ski) the white, frozen waves that covered the rocky sides of Terry Peak. Beyond just snow sports however, fellowship and team building was the core goal of this trip and in that endeavor Alliance was blessed.
The Alliance 2019 Snow Trip was a success and a memorable event for all those who participated. The crew had lots of fun and will look forward to continuing the tradition in the future.