Alpine Ski Racers Off to Sweden

The Northwood ski team is preparing themselves for the first team trip of the season. The skiers will travel to Kåbdalis Mountain in Sweden for a training camp. “The weather is perfect for alpine ski training and has been for a few weeks already,” said coach JP. “Hirscher (a world cup skier) has been hard at work there this week getting ready for the Levi (FIN) SL World Cup openers this coming weekend.”

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The ski team checked in at the Newark Airport. Athletes and coaches took nearly a half ton of gear with them to Sweden. (Photo: Sarah Bennett)

The ski team is looking forward to Sweden, which is a country new to some of the athletes. The skiers have started packing and tuning all of their skis. They depart from the Newark International Airport on Saturday, November 12th and will be back on November 28th. Eighteen athletes and three coaches will take approximately 900 pound of ski equipment.

“I’m so excited to go to Sweden. I think it is going to be better than last year. The conditions look great!” said Chelsea Smith.

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