Secondary school snow teams hit the slopes of Mt Dobson last Sunday to show off their skills.
The Aoraki secondary schools skiing and snowboard championships, hosted by the field’s ski club, boasted teams from Mt Hutt and Ashburton, as well as plenty of other schools around the region.
Craighead Diocesan School’s A team (Tessa Rolleston, Isabella Guerin, Rose Cottier) took first place in the senior girls ski team section, and its B team (Phoebe Rolleston, Olivia Jackson, Eva Young) came away with third place. Timaru Girls (Lucy Russell, Emilie Russell and Meadow Whitnack) finished second.
Ashburton College (Will Kelly, Mason Westwood, Matthew Begg and Cole Beeman) finished first in the senior boys team competition, followed by Timaru Boys (Curtis Stevenson, Will Gibson and George Guerin) in second and Waitaki Boys High School (Brody Gallagher, Sam Roberts and Lance Schaffer) in third.
Mackenzie College’s Gregor Staley came first in the individual senior boys ski competition, followed by Ashburton College pupils Will Kelly and Mason Westwood.
Mt Hutt College’s Ellie Boekholt won the girls individual competition, followed by Amber Gallagher (Mackenzie College) and Craighead’s Tessa Rolleston was third.
Mt Hutt 2 (Ellie Boekholt, Louis Bryson-Boe, Max Goodwin and Reilly Duff) won the mixed ski teams senior competition, ahead of Mackenzie College (Gregor Staley, Amber Gallagher, Phillip Knubley and Caitlin Holmes), and Mt Hutt 3 (Sam Cuttle, Joe Todhunter, Kristie Hunter Letham and Lachie Esler.
Roncalli College’s Jess Guiney finished first in the girls’ title of the day’s snowboarding competition, and Mackenzie College’s Joel Adams won the boys’ title.
Mt Hutt College’s Ben McKenzie finished second, followed by Waitaki Boys’ High School’s Angus Harper.