Local Business Owner Teaches Snowboarding to High Schoolers
Joel Glimpse, one of the family owners of the Lowdown Boardshop, gives snowboarding classes to local high-schoolers at Mt. Ashland.
AFP: Joel, can you tell me about the program?
JG: This will be the fifth year I’ve been working with kids from North Medford, South Medford, Crater High School, Phoenix High School, St. Mary’s, and Cascade.
AFP: How did the first Saturday go?
JG: It went well. There’s fifty-eight kids, about the same as last year, so it was an evaluation day, where we evaluate their skills and set up groups according to ability.
AFP: Are you working toward any competition?
JG: We do six competitions throughout the year at Mt. Ashland. We’ll be training for all of those, and hopefully to go to State, which is at Mt. Hood Meadows.
AFP: Who’s handling the Ashland team?
JG: That’s Matt Frout, who works through Ashland High and also works here at the shop.
AFP: Do you need any more volunteers?
JG: Yes, particularly on event days.
AFP: Shall I tell them to contact you at the shop?
JG: Sure. Just have them call 488-8969.