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Welcome to the Eastern Ski Team Page!

Proctor boasts one of the finest USSA/FIS programs of any of the Northeast boarding schools. We consistently maintain that our primary goal is the cultivation of “scholar-athletes” whose commitment to academic excellence is coupled with drive and determination on the hill. 

Eastern skiers benefit from a diverse training regimen that begins in the summer with a training camp in El Colorado, Chile.  We continue through the fall with dryland fitness coupled with fall varsity sports.  In November, we again travel out of the country to the glaciers of France to train in Tignes.  Proctor's schedule allows us to take fall exams early and by utilizing Thanksgiving break we have two weeks of laboratory skiing to get our feet under us for the coming season. When we return to New Hampshire in December, students immediately jump into the season.  Athletes follow a management plan specific to that student athlete and are carefully managed to optimize training, racing, and academic success.  In March, the season concludes with championship events, spring series USSA and FIS races, and out of region race opportunities.

The majority of our in season training is done right on campus at our own Blackwater Ski Area. The benefit of having a FIS rated slalom hill within walking distance of campus is extraordinary!  Blackwater is well known to have one of the best and most challenging slalom pitches in the state. Less well known is that  the hill has enough pitch and character to allow us to train excellent GS and even SG.  Having our own facility lets us contour the hill to our needs (building sg jumps and bumps) without the need to accommodate the general public.  We consider ourselves incredibly lucky.  The Blackwater is an extraordinary place!

Our race schedule includes JIII series through international FIS competitions.  Our staff brings a wealth of knowledge from all levels of racing, training, and academics.  We can accommodate any level racer and pride ourselves with mixing race success with academic success by keeping skiers challenged and engaged in both.

Proctor is a wonderful school with a host of unique characteristics.  Our diverse off campus programs, commitment to environmental responsibility, support of all learning styles and passions, and steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels, makes us stand out in the crowd.  Not every school can offer AP calculus coupled with hands on forest ecology and Eastern Cup FIS competition! 

To learn more about Eastern skiing at Proctor, contact Program Director David Salathé at (603)735-6835 or email davids@proctornet.com.

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