The Spring Lake ski team has been eager to get its season kicked off after the Greater Grand Rapids High School Ski Conference was forced to postpone the beginning of the season.

The Lakers were finally back to the slopes of Cannonsburg on Tuesday as they competed in a four-way race against Grand Rapids Christian, Lowell and Northview.

The boys squad earned a second-place finish with 45 points having been barely edged out by Lowell who had 42 points.

Leading for the Lakers was Aidan Parker who posted second place finishes in both the slalom and giant slalom.

Also scoring for the boys in both the slalom and giant slalom were Ryan Rymal and Collin Shippy.

The girls finished in third place to open up the season.

Mya Phares led the way for the Lakers, finishing third in the giant slalom and fourth in the slalom. Brooklyn Verplank also placed, finishing seventh in slalom and 11th in giant slalom.

Though the team felt a little rusty, it is to be expected with a delay due to minimal snow.

“I am very pleased with our first outing considering the limited on-snow training we have been able to get done this season,” said Coach Tim Parker. “I think they will make some great improvement and impact once we have a little more time to work with them in practice.”

Spring Lake will be back in the powder on Tuesday when they go back to Cannonsburg for a cross river matchup against Grand Haven and Forest Hills Central.