By Eva Schiller (VI)
The Pingry ski team, led by Rosemary Collins (VI), Emmy Baird (VI), Narayan Murti (VI), and Tobey Jay (V), is looking forward to another successful season when they return to the slopes this winter.
The team will, naturally, experience some slight disruptions: Pingry’s typical mountain, Mountain Creek, has banned events due to COVID-19. Moreover, chairlift and spectator capacities are expected to decrease. Nonetheless the captains are hoping for a relatively normal season: “there are other great mountains in the area that will accommodate us,” Collins said. “Other than that, I don’t anticipate that COVID will affect us much since ski racing is by nature a socially distant sport.”
The team hopes to pick up where they left off last year, with both boys and girls performing incredibly well, and the girls’ team winning both Giant Slalom and Nonpublic state titles.
“I’m very excited for this ski season, and optimistic that even though things will certainly be different, we will have a fantastic year,” Collins said. “Since my freshman year, our numbers, enthusiasm, and success have been steadily growing and I’m confident that will only continue. We’ve been working really hard and regardless of what this season looks like logistically, this team is like a family, and we will make the best of it by doing our best together.”