The Alpine Ski Team is a great venue for ski 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. Additionally, NMU Alpine continuously sends representatives to Nationals (for seven consecutive years!) which were held in Lake Placid, New York last year. 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 are $440 per person, which includes: registration fees for the league and individual races, hotels, gas for traveling, equipment for practice, and team building activities.
Participants Must Supply
Ski equipment (must have a helmet), season pass to Marquette Mountain, lift tickets at races, and food while traveling. Members are also required to purchase a PEIF pass for the year.
The team travels to weekend races across Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The team caravan usually leaves Fridays around noon and returns late Sunday night.
Practices are held at Marquette Mountain.
Monday – Thursday 12-3 p.m. during the last week of winter break*
Tuesday – Thursday 12-3 p.m. during winter semester
*Underclassman living in the dorms may come back early and live with a teammate for a week until the dorms reopen.
No racing experience is required, although it is recommended to have some skiing experience.