Race Recaps: Belleayre and Windham Giant Slalom


Gabby Cote ’21 (center) won back-to-back races.

The Northwood U16 team competed in two GS races in the Catskills, one at Belleayre and one at Windham. The conditions at Belleayre were soft, making it more difficult for racers with higher bib numbers. The day started out sunny, but as the skiers prepared for their second run, the light became extremely flat. Both Martin McDonough ’20 and Gabrielle Cote ’21 had exceptional races. Cote skied her way to her first win of the season by over two and half seconds,  finishing first overall and winning for U16s. Martin secured his second podium of the season, finishing second overall and finishing first for U16s.




Northwood Women         Northwood Men
Gabrielle Cote ’21 in 1st         Martin McDonough ’20 in 2nd
Amelia Brady ’21 in 26th         Keefer Dresser ’20 in 49th
Ana Spencer ’20 in 33rd
Full Results Women            Full Results Men


The second race of the weekend was held at Windam, roughly forty-five minutes from Belleayre. The conditions made for another great day of ski racing in the Catskills. The Northwood athletes fueled up at Coach Haggerty’s ski house while watching the famous Kitzbuhel downhill, which is an annual tradition. Gabrielle Cote ’21 was able to pull off back-to-back wins in the overall by an impressive margin. This weekend Ana Spencer ’20 made her official comeback after season-ending ACL and MCL tears last winter.

Northwood Women            Northwood Men
Gabrielle Cote ’21 in 1st         Martin McDonough ’20 DNF2
Amelia Brady ’21 in 38th         Keefer Dresser ’20 DNF1
Ana Spencer ’20 DNF1
Full Results-Women         Full Results-Men


Next week the Northwood team will be racing Super G at Gore Mountain. The skiers are gearing up for the second half of the season, with championship races just around the corner.



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