Alpine Skiing Coed Varsity
There is a long tradition of Alpine Skiing at Hebron Academy dating back nearly 100 years, and we are proud to carry that tradition forward to this day. The team focuses on dry land training and ski tuning and maintenance in the early season, and beginning in January and through the end of the competitive season, Hebron skiers are on snow each day during the week. Many of our practices take place at the Lost Valley ski area (located just 15 minutes from campus), where the team enjoys excellent slalom practice throughout the season, and we travel to Shawnee Peak in Bridgton for giant slalom practices on a bigger hill.
Our competitive season consists of six or seven weekly races alternating between slalom and giant slalom events, and our racing venues include both the Sunday River and Shawnee Peak ski areas. During the season, team members compete for individual point standings with racers from other MAISAD league schools, and we conclude our regular season with a MAISAD Team Championship including slalom and giant slalom events for both varsity and JV team members. The varsity team continues on to the New England Championship, and in 2019 Hebron’s Alpine teams enjoyed unprecedented success when the boys varsity team finished as the New England Class C champions and the girls varsity team finished as New England Class C runners-up.
A member of the Hebron faculty since 1976, Dave Stonebraker brings a passion for life and literature to the teaching of English. A generation of students remember their English classes with Mr. Stonebraker, the challenges met and discoveries made in the study of classic and contemporary literature, drama and verse. He has been a reader and consultant to the AP Program of the College Board and has received awards for Excellence in Teaching from the College Board and the Harvard Club of Boston as well as receiving Hebron Academy’s Distinguished Service Award.
Now semi-retired, Dave continues to be a presence with Hebron athletics, maintaining the school’s trails network and helping out as needed with golf and skiing. He is an active alpine racing official who helps ‘on the hill’ with national, collegiate and junior alpine events at Sugarloaf Mountain.
A poet as well as the school's archivist and winder of the tower clock, he has raised his family in the Hebron community and continues to be fulfilled by the life of the school.