Alpine Ski Team competes in the Interscholastic Race

For the Interscholastics, each school sends eight of their best racers of each gender to compete. Racers compete in slalom and giant slalom courses with their combined time of both as their total score for the race.

Seventh graders Luca Schwartz and Max Hahn pose for a photo after slipping the slalom course with the rest of the Manchester Essex Alpine race team. Slipping the course involves slowly skiing over all of the bumps and ruts while allowing the racer to become familiar with the setup of the gates before their race. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh graders Luca Schwartz and Max Hahn pose for a photo after slipping the slalom course with the rest of the Manchester Essex Alpine race team. Slipping the course involves slowly skiing over all of the bumps and ruts while allowing the racer to become familiar with the setup of the gates before their race. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Ski racers from every team take as many practice runs as they can before being called to the starting gate to begin their race. There are seven different schools that raced including Manchester-Essex, St. Johns Prep, Austin Prep, Masconomet, Andover, North Andover, and Haverhill. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Ski racers from every team take as many practice runs as they can before being called to the starting gate to begin their race. There are seven different schools that raced including Manchester-Essex, St. Johns Prep, Austin Prep, Masconomet, Andover, North Andover, and Haverhill. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Wolf Hahn prepares to punch the gate. When the skier begins to get too close to the gate, they reach and hit it to prevent themselves from straddling it or wiping out in another form. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Wolf Hahn prepares to punch the gate. When the skier begins to get too close to the gate, they reach and hit it to prevent themselves from straddling it or wiping out in another form. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Luca Schwartz begins tucking as he nears the end of the race course. Tucking is used to gain speed during the course when the racer feels as though they can maintain control while tucked into position. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Luca Schwartz begins tucking as he nears the end of the race course. Tucking is used to gain speed during the course when the racer feels as though they can maintain control while tucked into position. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

High school student from St. Johns Prep competes against the Manchester-Essex boys alpine ski team. The GS suits that most of the racers wear are covered in padding to protect each individual from hurting themselves if they were to connect with a gate. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
High school student from St. Johns Prep competes against the Manchester-Essex boys alpine ski team. The GS suits that most of the racers wear are covered in padding to protect each individual from hurting themselves if they were to connect with a gate. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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