New Location for NLA 6-8 Ski Trip a Big Success

By Taven Berube and Kaylee Gohl

March 13, 2024

Forest Lake, Minn. – North Lakes Academy’s 7th and 8th graders went on their annual field trip to Trollhaugen Ski Resort in Dresser, Wisconsin, on February 14th, 2024. “This field trip allows students to get out of their comfort zones and try something new that only a few kids can do often because of expenses”, said Emily Thompson, NLA Spanish teacher and the organizer of the event.

On this field trip, there are many activities, and not all of them involve winter sports. Students can ski, snowboard, tube, and/or just hang out inside.  If they get tired of hitting the slopes, or if they do not want to ski or snowboard, students hang out inside, where they play games and talk with their friends. 

The location is a change from previous years.  NLA used to bring the students to Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, but has found it easier to work with Trollhaugen’s management, Thompson said. 

Lots of organization was needed before the trip could occur. NLA staff sent out permission forms to parents that consisted of information about the trip as well as the required ski and snowboard rental forms. Closer to the date of this field trip, staff sent out emails to make sure they had the full head count of who was going so Trollhaugen could get the rental forms filled out.

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