So my school has these club periods twice a week called 8th period at the end of the day. Attendance is mandatory but its fun and easy to skip but most people go... you get the idea. Anyways I got the go ahead to start a ski and snowboard club next year. The deal is we can talk about skiing and snowboarding, and plan trips however the actual trips can have no affiliation with my school because of liability. We're about 1 hr from ski liberty - the closest (I know it's shitty) resort. I was thinkin trying to do bi-weekly midweek night skiing trips because they'd be nice and cheap, and then maybe one or two weekend trips. For the weekday (wednesday) night skiing, we probably could leave by 2:30. Do you think that would leave us enough time to ski and we'd be able to get back at a resonable time, 10:30 at latest? Also, bus vs. driving. I'm going to be a junior next year and have my license, so probably about half of use would be able to drive but I'm not sure how iffy parents would be about letting their underclassman ride with an upperclassman on a 2 hours night time trip. It would me much less expensive, but if I can get 20-30 people a bus seems like it could work also. The other thing is, I am committed to atleast 2 weekends a month + winter break at Wintergreen because I volunteer as part of their adaptive ski program, so balancing the weekend school trips with my predefined ski trips will be hard. Do you think snowshoe is do-able in a 2 day weekend, or would we need a 3 days weekend. Or would it be better to do it on a 2 day weekend because of crowds? Our school is in Alexandria - but it's a magnet school so we come from all around fairfax, loudoun, prince william county, falls church (I'm in falls church) for anyone that knows the area (anyone that doesn't, DC Metro Area) that means some kids have 2 hour commutes each way. That's another problem with a bus, some kids would have to double back an hour with a bus bringing us all back to hour school at night vs. the kids getting rides from people that live near them. Anyways any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, as I got the approval at the end of the school year last year and want to have things ready to go as soon as school starts because any biggish trips we need to plan fast.