Kimball Union has a long tradition of strong alpine racing.
Many KUA racers seek competition in events sanctioned by the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA), the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), and the International Ski Federation (FIS). Participation in these races is directed and supported by the Alpine Coaching Staff at KUA.
At the high school level, the KUA Alpine team competes in the Class A division of the New England Prepartory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), at both the Varsity and JV levels. We compete in the Lakes Region League which holds competitions throughout January and early February among rival schools such as Holderness, Proctor Academy, Vermont Academy, White Mountain School and New Hampton School. KUA is a leader in the Lakes Region League and annually has racers who qualify to compete at the Class A NEPSAC Championships, held in mid-February, against racers from schools from all over New England.
Interested prospective students and parents are encouraged to contact Snowsport Director and Head Alpine Coach, Christine Booker.
Coach Booker began as Head Alpine Ski Coach at Kimball Union in 2015. Originally from the Laurentians in Canada, north of the Vermont border, she competed at the national and international levels in Canada, the United States and Europe as a member of the Quebec ski team. During her first year as a student at McGill University in Montreal, Booker represented the school in the alpine skiing events at the winter World University Games in Belluno, Italy, ending the ski season ranked second overall for women at the collegiate level.
Coach Booker started her coaching career at the club level on weekends as well as obtaining her alpine ski coaching and teaching certifications while pursuing a physical education degree. She became a full-time alpine ski coach immediately following graduation. Coach Booker experience ranges from U12 club level, ski academies, private post-graduate and collegiate programs. Most recently, as the Dartmouth College Head Women Alpine Ski Coach, she helped the ski team bring home four consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships, including four undefeated Eastern Carnival seasons. In 2007, the Dartmouth ski team won the national title as she earned the EISA Coach of the Year award.