The Brunswick Alpine Ski Team will combine experienced ski racers and expert skiers looking for an accelerated introduction to the sport. The program is based off of other successful small-mountain programs. This training program produced more U.S. Ski Team members and Olympic medalists than any other in North America.
During the season, weekly on-snow training will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoons, while dry-land training will be conducted at the King Street Campus. The team will travel to Mt. Southington for regular-season races.
As a member of both the Connecticut Interscholastic Ski Association and the NEPSAC, racers will be able to qualify for both the Connecticut State Championship and the NEPSAC Class B Championship.
Fresh off a remarkable ski season, Ethan Hynes, Ian Murray and Nick Blum will represent Connecticut at the New England High School Championships. The three-day event, held at Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire, begins on Friday, March 10. Top racers from across New England, along with skiers from several other states, are scheduled to participate.
Brunswick finished second in the 2017 CISL State Open at Mt. Southington on Thursday, March 2. The Bruins, in their second season as a team, were runners-up to defending champion Fairfield Prep in the 27 team event. Nick Blum took first place at the championship, completing the season sweep of Mt. Southington races, winning each time at every race this year.
Brunswick, in just its second season, took second place in the NEPSAC B Ski Championship at the Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, on Wednesday, February 15. Brunswick combined for 72 points, 14 points off the pace by the championship team from Milton Academy.
Brunswick moved to 9-1 on the season, besting four schools on the slopes of Mt. Southington on Wednesday evening. Nick Blum took first place overall, winning his third-straight race for the Bruins with a combined, two-run time of 43:15.