One Love excited about first snow

By Katie Valentine , Staff Writer

The year’s early snowfall in the mountains is the pride of the largest student group on campus that doesn’t involve Greek letters, football or politics.

The One Love Ski and Snowboard student group already has 700 members this year, and it plans to get at least 500 more. Last year, the group had about 1,000 members. The year before, when One Love started, it had 600. Members are also tabling more on campus to make sure students know about them, said Brandon Purnell, resort relations manager for One Love.

Any student can join the group for $15. The membership gives them discounts to ski and snowboard resorts, as well as discounts from One Love’s sponsors.

One Love works with ski resorts to get student deals. The group wants it to be affordable so students working to pay for school can get passes, Purnell said. He is trying to get season discounts to all the resorts. Right now, they have discounts to Park City, The Canyons, Brighton and Snowbird.

One Love started with the goal of uniting skiers and snowboarders.

“There shouldn’t be any hate,” Purnell said. “You’re both out there for the same feeling.”

Tonight, One Love is screening the new skiing sports-action movie from Poor Boyz Production, “Triple Threat Tour.” Anyone can attend. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Union Plaza. One Love members get in for free.

The board members are expecting about 800 people and have booked two campus auditoriums to accommodate them, one in the College of Fine Arts and one in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

The event starts around 6 p.m. and includes food and a chance to meet the stars in the film. They will also be giving away one season pass and a few pairs of skis.

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