It’s part of who we are, part of our history, part of what we move forward. Scraps of the history can be found in the woods behind the football field, a wheel nailed to a maple tree signals the old rope tow.
Nearly 50% of all Proctor students spend their winter afternoons on snow. Once known as the school on skis, Proctor’s commitment and culture to snow sports remains strong. Whether you are interested in pursuing alpine ski racing, Nordic skiing, freesking, ski jumping, or snowboarding at the highest level, or you are just getting your skis under you for the first time, Proctor on Snow has a program for you.
The Proctor Ski Area
No other school in the east boasts a privately owned and operated ski area like the Proctor Ski Area. With two FIS homologated race trails featuring state of the art snowmaking and lighting top to bottom, lighted ski jumps, a terrain park, all alongside the Bill Paine ‘51 Nordic Center that also features snowmaking and lights, the Proctor Ski Area is the home base for snow sports at Proctor and the epicenter of snow sports in the region. Learn more about the Proctor Ski Area HERE.
Proctor on Snow
Eastern Alpine Skiing
For high level alpine skiers, Proctor’s Eastern Ski Team provides the best of all worlds: elite coaching, elite training facilities, and access to unparalleled breadth of academic offerings. Five preseason training trips and access to strength and conditioning coaches supplement in-season training at Proctor’s privately owned and operated, award winning ski area.
Nordic skiers competes in the Lakes Region League and NEPSAC, consistently placing athletes in the top of the league, while welcoming all ability levels to the program. The team trains on the Proctor Ski Area’s extensive trail network, including a 1.8 km sprint loop with full snowmaking and lights. The team also embarks on training trips to Quebec and Norway.
Freeride & Snowboarding
With a terrain park at nearby Ragged Mountain and elements in place at the Proctor Ski Area, freeride skiers and riders have the opportunity to compete across the country in freeride events. Training trips to Copper Mountain and Big Sky provide athletes the opportunity to ski the best terrain and access the finest training facilities in the world.
There is no sensation closer to flying than floating through the air off a ski jump. Ski jumping first arrived as a sport at Proctor in the 1950s. The school's storied ski jumping program has produced four Olympians, fifteen Junior Olympians, and two US Nordic combined team members over the past twenty years and works closely with the local Andover Outing Club.
Proctor Juniors Program
Launched in 2021, the Proctor Juniors Program provides access to the best training, coaching, and facilities for young alpine skiers in the region. Run through the Proctor Ski Area, the Proctor Juniors Program is an extension of Proctor’s alpine ski training offerings and shares Proctor’s extensive on-snow resources with the local community of ski racers, helping grow the next generation of Proctor skiers.
Varsity & Beginner Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
Welcoming novice skiers and snowboarders is essential to creating a positive culture around snow sports at Proctor. Proctor provides competitive and introductory skiing and snowboarding programs for all levels of athletes. Varsity and JV Alpine racers competes in Lakes Region League and NEPSAC races, while beginning skiers and riders have a non-competitive program at nearby Ragged Mountain Resort.