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Pics of the Week: Ski season opens at Carson Elementary

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Dec. 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm with No Comments »
December 19, 2008 3:55 pm

School might be canceled in the Puyallup School District but plenty of kids are heading to school anyway – Carson Elementary on South Hill to be specific.


Why?


Because the back side of the staff parking lot offers a sweet sledding hill with a nice safe runoff into an open field. About 150 people were on the hill this afternoon, but the action has been going on there since the snow started falling earlier this week.


Here are some pictures from last night and this afternoon:



Shannon Hammel of Puyallup straps on her snowboard and prepares to take a run on the hill behind Carson Elementary. (Photo: Craig Hill)



Taylor Hammel, a fourth-grader at the school, rips down the hill at about 8 p.m. Thursday. (Photo: Craig Hill)



Inspired by the Hammels, I took my skis up for a couple of runs this afternoon. I think I notched about 40 vertical feet today. (Photo: Kristen Hill)



Alex Hill (my kid) takes the more traditional route down a hill near the school, but not on school grounds.

(Photo: Kristen Hill)



Kids have been playing on the hills at Carson Elementary since snow started falling earlier this week. Yes, the dorky guy on skis is me. (Photo: Kristen Hill)

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