Alpine Skiing - General Information

 


The Alpine Ski Team is a great venue for ski and snowboard racers to continue racing throughout their collegiate years and to meet people with a similar interest. The Alpine team competes in the USCSA where we’re part of the Lake Superior Division. Our season starts in early January and consists of five to six races across Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Our team hosts the Regional race that is held at Marquette Mountain every year, which is a fun way to end the season. We have been fortunate enough for the last nine years NMU Alpine has had representatives at Nationals, which are located at Lake Placid, New York or Bend, Oregon. Between practices and races, our team strives to have a strong relationship with all members on and off the hill. Team get-togethers, volunteer work, and fundraising are all ways for members to get involved and give back to the community, while keeping a fun atmosphere around the club.

Dues
Dues are $500 per person, which includes; registration fees for the league and individual races, lodging, gas, equipment for practice and team building activities.

Participants Must Supply
Ski equipment (must have a FIS certified helmet), season pass to Marquette Mountain (or lift tickets if you choose), lift tickets at races, and food while traveling. Members are also required to purchase a PEIF pass for the year.

Travel
The team travels to weekend races across Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. The team caravan leaves Friday’s at noon and returns late Sunday night.  

Practice
Practices are held at Marquette Mountain. We determine the schedule with the team’s classes, majority rules. We also participate in the Marquette Mountain Adult Race League on Thursday nights.

Events

Skiers compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, and Skier Cross

Snowboarders compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Boarder Cross

There is also a freestyle competition at some races. Skiers and snowboarders are welcome to join.

 

Additional Information
No racing experience is required, although it is recommended to have some skiing experience. We do not have coaches as this is student run. Snowboarders and Freestyle skiers are welcome to join we do have events for you as well!

Contacts
Megan Gasser
Club President
mgasser@nmu.edu

 

 

 

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