Freshmen steal the show in NCAA Championship slalom

FRANCONIA, N.H.–The snow hardened and became slick as the temperatures dropped over the course of the past week at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. Racers had to ski both technically sound and aggressively if they wanted a chance to be crowned the fasted NCAA slalom skier, let alone make it down the hill on Friday. The University of Colorado’s freshman David Ketterer has already written himself into the history books by winning the men’s slalom with a time of 1:49.23. University of Vermont’s W

When A Little Support Goes A Long Way

At the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Jett Seymour was focusing on giant slalom and trying to get up to speed. Seymour started the NorAm season alongside many of the country’s top athletes in Panorama. He finished outside the top 20 in all seven races and didn’t garner much attention. That changed quickly. After Panorama, Seymour returned home to Steamboat Springs, Colo., to race in the Holiday Classic, a set of night slaloms held under the lights at Howelsen Hill. Seymour finished between fo

Big Green and the US Ski Team

The competitive ski season is long and intense and not many athletes are aware of that fact more so than members of the U.S. Ski Team. Racers up and down the pipeline are constantly traveling around the globe in hopes of one day ending up on the World Cup circuit. Skiers on the national team look forward to a little time off once the season has ended, and some of them spend that time studying at one of the country’s most prestigious bastions of higher education: Dartmouth College, informally kno

The Post-Post-Graduate Years: Chasing the World Cup After College

Skiing in college can be a daunting task. The schedule for an NCAA athlete is hectic and skiers must be capable of balancing classes, training and workouts. Although many collegiate racers are content to consider their careers accomplished after an appearance at NCAA Championships, a select few continue to pursue the ultimate goal of competing on the World Cup level. It is becoming more common for athletes to use college as a stepping stone to bigger things. One feeling that many of these athle

Is the Future of Icelandic the NCAA?

Nobody argues that ski racing is an easy sport. The amount of time, travel, brutal weather conditions and cost deters many from ever pursuing it. However, skiers in Iceland probably have it even harder than most, and the sport is slowly losing its foothold. María Gudmundsdottir and her family left Iceland when she was 14 years old so she could pursue her ski racing career. Originally from Akureyri in northern Iceland, they relocated to Kongsberg, Norway, in 2008. Gudmundsdottir attended school

Conflicts in state laws cause problems for WWSU

Conflicting laws within the state of Vermont are causing issues for the Washington West Supervisory Union. The first, Act 166, is currently being implemented throughout Vermont which mandates that universal pre-K be available for all 3- and 4-year-olds. The second, Title 16, Section 255, requires supervisory unions to screen and background check any educator who may be with children from the supervisory union.