The Alpine Ski program is thriving with an ever-growing group of talented skiers across grades 7-12. Even with the unprecedented winter with record-low snowfall, the program made the most of its season. High temperatures made it nearly impossible for the local slopes to make snow, so the SPA skiers hit the weight room from November through December.
Once they were finally able to get outside, the coaches worked on teaching skiers of all levels with patience and a highly experienced coaching staff. The team acts as a co-ed program and practices at Buck Hill Ski Area in Burnsville.
All-Conference: Evy Sachs ‘26, McKinley Garner ‘24, and Liam Burns ‘28
SPA boys’ Alpine sent skier Henry Giles ’24 to the 2023 Minnesota State Alpine Championships. This marked the third year in a row that Henry has qualified for the state Alpine meet, which was held on February 14th, 2023 at Giants Ridge.
Henry qualified for State after his strong performance at the Section meet on February 8 at Wild Mountain. Henry placed 2nd in his race, finishing in 59.16. Head Coach Rob Thomas says Henry has a lot of positive momentum going into Tuesday’s meet: “Henry is skiing great right now and I look for him to build off his section meet success this Tuesday at Giants Ridge.”
All-Conference: Evy Sachs ‘26, Maya Sachs ‘23, and Wyatt Tait ‘23
All-Conference Honorable Mention: Rio Cox ‘23 and Juliette Smith ‘27