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History of the Program
Salisbury boys started skiing on the hill in front of the Main Building in the early days of the School, and by 1917 had erected what would later be called the “Front Hill Jump.” Though intramural skiing occurred with some regularity, interscholastic matches did not begin until 1936 when Salisbury competed against Berkshire and Hotchkiss in the School’s first-ever invitational meet. This competition continued until World War II. A lack of snow on the front hill, however, or unseasonably warm weather often caused ski meets to be cancelled. Interest in the sport increased rapidly after the war. Salisbury skiing enjoyed a renaissance under long-time coach Carl Williams, who began his 45-year tenure in 1965, taking the Berkshire Ski League Championship three times in 1971-1973 and again in 1990-1991, winning the Blair Academy Invitational Ski Meet in 1979 and 1981, along with the New England Alpine Championship in 1989. In 2013, the team saw great success, winning the New England Class "C" Championships.