Champlain College’s 15th Annual Rail Jam is the largest student run event on campus each year. On Friday, November 9th, the Ski & Riders geared up for rainy weather in the Finney Quad.
Every year, the event has seen an increase in size, popularity, and overall caliber. The Rail Jam has been a staple in the Champlain community, as well as the Burlington community, for over a decade now and has gained the recognition of Ski & Ride Clubs from Universities across the country. A unique event such as this offers a valuable marketing tactic to potential students, whether they are currently involved with skiing and riding, or not.
The Ski & Ride club currently has over a dozen sponsors from a vast array of skiing and snowboarding companies nationwide; thus, the success of the Rail Jam is supported financially by the Student Government Association. Each one of the members in the Ski & Ride Club puts in countless hours over the course of two months to make this event happen, however nothing makes the club more happy than hearing tour guides telling potential students about how they transform a patch of grass into a winter wonderland in early November.