The Taft Ski Team is a member of the highly competitive Berkshire League, which includes teams from Trinity-Pawling, Suffield Academy, Ethel Walker, Kingswood-Oxford, Loomis Chaffee and Miss Porter’s. It also competes in the New England Prep School Class B Alpine Ski Championships held at various ski areas in New England. The team practices at Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT, and races at Ski Sundown, Butternut Basin in Great Barrington, MA, and Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY. The program emphasizes skiing and racing technique, with skiers competing in slalom and giant slalom. Dry-land training begins in early November. Coach Kurt Johnson is a professional Ski Instructor of America, level 3 certified, and has served as the assistant ski school director at Ski Sundown and for 15 years. Currently he is the race coordinator at Ski Sundown and works as a ski racing consultant for Rossingnol ski company. Coach Johnson can be reached at email@example.com, or 860-309-2593.