Skiers enjoy warm temperatures during skiing competition - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Skiers enjoy warm temperatures during skiing competition

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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

It is almost t-shirt weather outside in Connecticut, but believe it or not high school skiers from all over the state hit the slopes for one of the biggest races of the year.

The Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League held its competition at Mount Southington on Tuesday afternoon. It’s the largest high school race in the state and for many seniors, it’s the final competition of their career.   

Normally, riders on Mount Southington may need a heavy coat, but not on Tuesday when the temperatures have nearly hit 70 degrees. 

"You normally think skiing is like 20 degrees, you don't normally go out skiing and it's 75 degrees and your out here in a t-shirt and shorts," said Andrew DePalma.

Even with the high temperatures, the high school skiers raced down the slopes. The skiers said the conditions weren't ideal, but that it was still kind of fun.

Some skiers told Eyewitness News they could have skied on shorts. The warm temperatures made this for a bizarre experience for everyone.

“It's actually really fun like the snow is a little slushy just because it's warm out,” Julia Bonnist said. “I think this is the best time of year to go skiing just because it's warm and its fun.”

“This is ridiculous it was almost 70 today, what the heck is that,” Farmington resident Ian Quisenberry said.  

Skiers from Wilton High School took the championship in Tuesday.

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