SUNY Oswego students hit the slopes during ‘Rail Jam’ event

Oswego, N.Y. — A winter tradition returned to the SUNY Oswego campus this week after a hiatus caused by the pandemic, transforming the college’s quad area.   

The Rail Jam, hosted by the Oswego Ski and Snowboard Club on Friday, gave students an opportunity to test their skills on an artificial hill on campus. The event returned after taking 2021 off due to the pandemic, but student organizers were eager to return.  

“It feels awesome to be back.” Cletus Tepas, Secretary of the Oswego Ski and Snowboard Club said. “We have a lot more participants this year, I think [the event] not being there has encouraged everyone to come out this year.” 

SUNY Oswego’s ground crews worked with the club prior to the event to create an artificial hill for skiers and snowboarders to use. Volunteers with the club helped to install rails and put the final touches on the hill to make it a smooth experience for riders. 

The Oswego Ski and Snowboard Club plans to host future events and trips, with plans to visit locations in New York and beyond this semester. Students interested in learning more can visit their page on Laker Life here.