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Alpine

Mountain Sports

World-class skiing in your backyard.

Members of the Alpine Skiing Team see organized training, coaching, travel, competition and racing within the Mountain Sports program at Western Colorado University.

Western’s Alpine ski team provides a unique opportunity for ski racing at a competitive collegiate level through the U.S Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). The team travels to races within the Rocky Mountain Conference, competes at Regionals, and has the opportunity to race at Nationals when qualified. Because of Western’s prime location for skiing, the team trains in gates multiple times per week throughout the winter at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. For athletes who are not in a fall sport, sport-specific dryland training is offered through a partnership with the local CrossFit gym. The team begins the season with a January training camp during the last week of winter break. This leads into the race season that takes place throughout the first part of the spring semester. Whether you are a seasoned alpine racer looking to continue competitive growth in college or are a ski racer looking for the next place to channel your passion through team camaraderie and explore racing at the collegiate level, Western’s Alpine ski team is ready to support your goals as a student-athlete!

Dues: $1,500

Covers: Coaching, uniforms, travel, food, entry fees and lodging.

Doesn’t Cover: Lift tickets at races, CBMR ski pass, licenses and equipment.

Season: Dryland training begins in the first week of October and on-snow practice begins early December. Races start Spring Semester and run through mid-March.

Practice: Two afternoons per week and most weekends.

United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA)

Jan. 23-24

Crested Butte, CO

Feb. 5-6

Ski Cooper, CO

Feb. 12-13

Powderhorn, CO

Feb. 24-26

Regionals – Red Lodge, MT

March 6-12

Nationals – Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, NY

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