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.

The Alpine Skiing Team competes in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association, racing against schools such as University of Colorado Boulder, Air Force, Colorado Mesa and University of Denver. Competition in slalom and giant slalom takes the team throughout the American West: Red Lodge, Montana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and classic ski areas within Colorado such as Telluride, Powderhorn and Winter Park.

Just 30 miles north of campus, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) provides the perfect training ground for alpine skiing. What’s more? There’s a free bus between campus and CBMR for freeskiing days.

Western’s Mountain Sports program welcomes all abilities and recognizes that hard work and dedication, both in the classroom and out on the trails, will allow you to grow and to achieve as a person, as a student and as an athlete. As part of Western Mountain Sports, you will meet lifelong friends and have experiences that you’ll never forget.

Dues: $1,500

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

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

Season: Dryland training begins in the first week of September 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 19-20

2SL – Winter Park, Colo.

Jan 26-27

2SL – Crested Butte, Colo.

Feb 2-3

2SL – Mt. Hogadon, Wyo.

Feb 9-10

2GS – Telluride, Colo

Feb 16-17

GS/SL – Powderhorn, Colo.

Feb 21-24

Regionals – Red Lodge, Mont.

Mar 10-16

Nationals – Snow King Resort, Jackson, Wyo.

View Alpine Event Schedule

Questions? Contact a coach