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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Virginia Tech students build a massive snowslope


More than 40 snowboarders hit the snowy slopes in the middle of the Virginia Tech drillfield last week as part of SnowJam 2012.

Yes: Snow in March, in Blacksburg.

The 30-plus-tons of snow didn’t fall there naturally, though, it was hauled to campus from Massanutten Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley and piled on top of scaffolding.


Student volunteers and construction workers shoveled 30 tons of snow onto a ramp built in the center of the Drillfield for Snow Jam 2012. (ANNE WERNIKOFF (Virginia Tech))

On Thursday, skiers and boarders from half a dozen schools (Tech, University of Maryland, Liberty, North Carolina State, Radford and Duke universities) performed for a crowd.

The event was organized by the VT Snow student club, cost more than $30,000 and was sponsored by Nike, Ski Dazzle and Walmart, according to the Collegiate Times.
A snowboarder flies down the snow slope created by the VT Snow club. (Logan Wallace - LOGAN WALLACE (Virginia Tech))

You can read more about SnowJam 2012 on Tech’s Web site or in the Collegiate Times . And f or more higher education news, you can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

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