The Program: The Nobles Alpine Skiing program consists of boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity teams. We compete weekly against eight other ISL schools, each squad vying for the league championship in this season-long competition. We also participate in the highly competitive Class A New England Championship field, skiing against the other 14 top programs across the region.

Philosophy and Expectations: Working hard, improving one’s racing, developing awesome team chemistry and simply having a lot of fun as a team are the four cornerstones of our program. In doing so, we hope that each racer develops a consistently strong work ethic, approach and attitude towards their skiing and racing. Although we face altitudinal as well as latitudinal challenges in Eastern Massachusetts, we feel that we offer an incredibly focused, productive and successful program nonetheless. We are open to accomplished free skiers looking to learn how to race as well as to those who have already raced for many seasons and are looking to get more on-snow time during the week, while they also experience team racing.

The Team: The team consists of 12 girls and 12 boys, with seven of each racing varsity and five racing JV. The strongest four finishers’ place points are added together and counted to determine team placing in the varsity race and each school’s top three finishers are counted in the JV event. At the New England’s (NEPSAC’s), each varsity team enters its top five racers in both giant slalom and slalom events and counts its top three finishers in each discipline, standings again determined by adding the three placings together.

Preseason Training and Holiday Camp: Before the snow flies, the team works out with the strength and conditioning coach, spins, plays soccer, team handball and Ultimate. We do tucks, we review best ski tuning practices, we hold the Wall Sit Championship of the World and we do snow dances encouraging Ullr to come to New England early and often. The on-snow portion of the season usually kicks off with our holiday camp, held either before Christmas or after New Year’s depending how the calendar falls in a given year. The team spends three days on snow, free skiing, doing drills, and training in gates. Venues used the past few years have included Cannon, Waterville Valley and Okemo. In early January, the second semester begins and everyone is fired up to begin the competitive portion of the season.

In-Season Training: The team has a dedicated room in the Morrison Athletic Center (MAC) with ski racks, cubbies for each athlete’s gear, a video monitor, four sharpening set-ups, two waxing stations and two scraping and polishing stations (see video link below). Beginning in early January, we have a mandatory hour-long study hall on Mondays for all racers in Classes III-VI before heading out to train at Nashoba Valley (or Pats Peak on occasion) from 6:00-7:40. We are back on campus around 8:30.

On Tuesdays, the team stays on campus and does a rotation consisting of a workout (cardio, plyometrics, yoga), video review and ski prep for the next day's race. Afterward, there is an optional team dinner and the team is usually back on campus by 6:15.

On Wednesdays, we race each week at Nashoba Valley, leaving campus at 2:00 and returning by 6:30.

Thursdays we have a work-out block for those excused from Friday training (and anyone else who wants to attend).

On Fridays, those athletes particpating in a weekend race program are excused from practice if they wish, and those that are not particiapting in one train at Nashoba. Everyone is excused from practice on the Friday before the two long winter holiday weekends (Martin Luther King and Presidents’).

Results: This winter (2020), the girls' varsity won their 10th consecutive ISL title and 17th in the last 18 seasons. The girls also finished 4th at the Class A New England's out of the 12 schools competing. The boys' varsity finished 4th in the ISL out of nine schools and third out of 15 teams competing at the Class A New England Championships.

 
The game schedule has not been finalized for this team.
DateTimeDescriptionLocationDirections
11/21/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
11/22/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
11/25/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/02/20193:30-5:00 PMCANCELLED: Alpine Skiing CANCELLEDOn Campus 
12/03/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/04/20192:00-3:45 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/05/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/06/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/07/20197:30-6:00 PMAlpine Skiingoff campus 
12/09/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/10/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/11/20192:00-3:45 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/12/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 
12/13/20193:30-5:00 PMAlpine SkiingOn Campus 

DateOpponentScore 
01/08/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-3rd/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-2nd/9

 

 
01/15/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-3rd/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-2nd/9

 

 
01/22/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-5th/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-2nd/9

 

 
01/29/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-2nd/7, Boys' Vars-3rd/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-2nd/9

 

 
01/31/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-3rd/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-2nd/9

 
02/05/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-5th/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-1st/9

 
02/12/2020NEPSAC Class A Championship

Girls'-4th/12 teams, Boys'-3rd/15 teams

 
02/12/2020ISL Race

Girls'-1st/4, Boys'-1st/6

 
02/19/2020ISL Race

Girls' Vars-1st/7, Boys' Vars-2nd/9

Girls' JV-1st/7, Boys' JV-1st/9

 
02/26/2020ISL Race

Canceled due to lack of adequate base.

 

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Bartel, CarterWeston10 
Batchelder, EllieWeston9 
Churchill, TimothyWellesley9 
Clifford, BenWayland12 
Dolgoff, HarrisonMilton10 
Doyle, KatieDover12 
Doyle, WillDover10 
Epstein, HannahNeedham12 
Fine, WillWeston10 
FitzMaurice, CaitlinWellesley11 
Hoffman, MeghanNewton11 
Kocher, AvaDover10 
McClements, GraysonMedfield10 
Myers, OwenJamaica Plain10 
Myers, ZachJamaica Plain10 
Reilly, JuliaNeedham11 
Sanders, EmmaBrookline10 
Vernazza, MayaNatick9 
Wilderman, NathanBrookline10 
Willett, KaitlynWellesley10