2012-13 Girls Varsity Captain: Swetha Kodali '13
Girls Alpine Racing Inquiry Form
Berkshire School fields a Girls Varsity, a Boys Varsity, a co-Ed Junior Varsity and a Development Program ski teams.
Berkshire provides our students with a unique opportunity to maximize their ski race regimen while remaining focused on a demanding academic curriculum. Our Girl's Varsity Team competes in the Class A Division of the New England Private School Athletic Council (NEPSAC – ME, NH, VT, MA, CT) and within the Berkshire Ski League, which are comprised of prep schools in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. The girls train five days a week at the Catamount Ski Area, which is located a short eight-minute drive from campus. Our licensed USSA coaches provide a dedicated daily training progression, including race support, assistance in equipment selection, and conditioning.
The program has enjoyed strong success in recent years. In 2011 and 2012, the Boys Varsity won the New England Class B Championship and the Berkshire Ski League Slalom and Giant Slalom Championships. In 2012, Berkshire created the first ever Girl’s Varsity Team and finished 4th Overall at the New Englands.
Roughly half of our ski team participates in the United States Ski Association (USSA) and International Ski Federation (FIS) competitions. During the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons, Berkshire racers qualified to compete in the USSA Future Stars, J3 Junior Olympics/Marriott J3 Championships, Eastern J1/J2 Championships and the FIS Eastern NJR Championships. Berkshire USSA skiers will enjoy full coaching support at all USSA Tristate U16 and U21/18 competitions and at USSA Championship events.
Our skiers are afforded the opportunity to attend pre-season ski camps held at Mt Hood, Oregon in the summer and Copper Mountain, Colorado in the late fall.