Skiing, Alpine

Available to: Grades 9-12

Season: Winter

Head Coach: Ben Ferris, bferris@gtacs.org, (231) 499-7692

Home: Schuss Mountain

The St. Francis ski team is a group of competitive ski racers dedicated to becoming better athletes and  better people.  The team practices two days a week at Mt. Holiday and two days a week at Schuss Mountain.  In high school, the athletes compete in Slalom and the Giant Slalom and will make two runs of each at every race.  Local ski clubs like Holiday Race Team and the Grand Traverse Ski Club have long standing traditions producing a plethora of very talented and successful ski racers.  The St. Francis ski team is currently part of a co-op with Grand Traverse Academy, Elk Rapids, and Central Lake.

Highlights:

  • 2016 Girls State Champions, Division 2
  • 2016 GS Runner-Up (Carlee McCardel) and third place individual slalom (Carlee McCardel)
  • 2015  Girls State Runners up in GS, third overall in finals
  • 2015  Girls 3rd in Region
  • Two time GS State Champion Carlee McCardel (2013,2014)
  • 2005 State Champs
  • 2004 State Runners Up
  • 2015  Boys 4th in Region
  • 2014  3rd in Region, State Meet qualifiers
  • 2011  State Runners Up
  • 2003  State Runners Up

Related Camps and Events

  • Summer (Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor)
  • Holiday Ski Camps (Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • Learn to Ski volunteer coaching
  • Special Olympics volunteers