The Middlebury College alpine ski team has a rich and storied history within New England ski racing and continues to be a top team on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association competition circuit.
The men’s and women’s teams primarily train and compete together and the roster size averages about eight student-athletes per gender. Fall training includes a specialized conditioning program with weight sessions, aerobic and anaerobic workouts, as well as a variety of games and exercises to improve speed and agility. The team accesses outstanding training locations on and nearby the beautiful Middlebury campus. In the winter, the team does most of its skiing at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl located 20 minutes away in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Snow Bowl boasts 17 trails and three lifts with two top-rate FIS homologated trails for giant slalom and slalom racing and training. The mountain is equipped with full snowmaking capabilities and the snow preparation for racing is a source of pride.
The first team dry-land sessions begin in the fall on campus and on-snow training begins with a Thanksgiving break camp in Colorado. The competition season begins in late November and ramps up throughout December with FIS and Nor Am racing. Early January sees the team competing in regional FIS events, before the collegiate season begins mid-month. Collegiate racing continues through February and the NCAA Championships take place in March.
The Middlebury alpine team has a strong legacy of success within NCAA skiing and beyond. Numerous alumni have gone on to compete in the Olympic games, World Championships, and on both national and domestic teams. The team also regularly qualifies and supports athletes for World University Games and U.S. National Championships.