Spring may have already sprung in the foothills of the White Mountains, but winter is still going strong for the Holderness School ski program with skiers competing in national championships and elite training camps across the country.
In spite of the many challenges during this year of COVID, our Eastern Alpine team enjoyed an incredibly successful winter. Our students were consistently on the podium, and even more importantly, our teams had fun and found personal improvements in the midst of all the obstacles.
The search for new podiums continues this spring, as several Holderness skiers will compete in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Aspen Snowmass in Colorado this month. Eastern Alpine athletes Emma Reynolds ’22 and Jasmine Whittaker ’22 will both compete in Colorado from April 14-16. Athletes in the school’s new Gap Year Program will also be well-represented at the U.S. Alpine Championships, with Hunter Brayton, Nic Hotermans, Matt Ryan, and Will Trudeau slated to compete from April 5-7.
Holderness has a number of athletes competing closer to home this month, with Brooks Reed ’21, Topher Davenport ’21, and Alex McNabb ‘22 all competing in the Vermont Divisional FIS at both Stratton Mountain and Burke Mountain, Vermont during the first week of April.
A sizeable contingent of Holderness’s U16 skiers will also be active on snow this month, having been invited to the USSA Regional Youth Development Project at Sugarloaf in Maine. Several of the school’s U16 girls will take part in this elite-level training camp the week of April 5-10, including Finn Boissonneault ’24, Ryan Blanchard ’24, Cece Robinson ’24, Sawyer Cook ’24, Charlotte Lehr ’24, and Leah Wareing ’24. Several U16 boys will travel to Sugarloaf for the week of April 11-15, including Evan Gramas ’23, Tanner Robbins ’23, Alex Roguet ’24, Evan Gras ’24, and Dante Mulcahy ’23.