On February 4th, students and staff members headed for the hills for three days of fun in Nagano. On the way up, there was time for bowling and arcade games after a light lunch. After arrival at the Sun Valley Hotel in Hakuba, students were issued their ski gear and the next day hit the slopes, some of us for the first time. It was a little quieter the second night (after a full day of skiing) and students enjoyed their second day of skiing as well. The advanced skiers skied the expert runs and the first timers proudly made their way down the beginner slopes with big smiles on their faces. Everyone safely returned Thursday afternoon with plenty of fun memories.