It may be cold outside, but Holderness School’s athletics teams have enjoyed a white-hot start to the winter sports season, with the boys and girls varsity basketball teams going undefeated in tournament play and boys varsity hockey going undefeated in their early-season games.
The landscape surrounding Holderness School is ideal for winter mountaineering, with a wide range of terrain for beginners and advanced climbers alike. As the season changes, climbers encounter a variety of conditions, from rock to snow and ice.
Similar to the rock climbing team, the winter mountaineering team provides opportunities through which students can set and accomplish personal goals. In the winter we frequent the same venues—Rumney Rocks and Franconia Notch—climbing single and multi pitch ice. We also spend many afternoons in Crawford Notch State Park, renowned for its high concentration of world-class ice and alpine climbs. On longer days we try to get above the tree line into the alpine zone. Students learn skills critical to survival in the wilderness, including navigation, trip planning, and thriving and surviving in cold weather.
Two Holderness student-athletes recently competed in the International Indoor Junior Lacrosse World U15 and U17 Championships, taking home silver and bronze medals for Team USA.
Ten Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Wednesday, November 10. These students represent some of the top athletic talent in New Hampshire and New England and are testaments to Holderness School’s culture of academic and athletic excellence.
Nine Holderness School student-athletes committed to play competitive college athletics on Tuesday, April 20. These students represent some of the top athletic talent in New Hampshire and New England and are testaments to Holderness School’s culture of academic and athletic excellence.
Just as Holderness School nears completion on its new 35,000 square-foot math and science building this spring, the school is set to embark on a series of transformative upgrades to its Nordic trails and athletic fields.
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.