So after practicing, training, and racing for a month and a half, suddenly skiing in college starts to feel more like a chore than a thrill, right? Wrong. Because if your team is one of the lucky ones you get to travel to a place like Sun Valley, ID, the site of this year’s USCSA National Championship, or Sunday River, ME (next year’s venue) with some of your best buddies to compete for a week against big-name schools like Boston College, UMass, Penn State, Plymouth State, Syracuse, Sierra Nevada College, Cornell University, Stanford, Brown, Babson, Lehigh, and more.
Q: So Sun Valley for Nationals, that doesn’t sound too bad? Tell us about it.
A: Sun Valley was awesome. The mountain did such a great job hosting us, the town is awesome, the people are friendly, and the race hill is gnarly. We had a dual slalom under the lights at Dollar Ski Area which was pretty cool. The whole event was broadcast live at the event and streaming online. It was awesome to be able to meet skiers from other schools and watch some of the top-level guys compete. Plus a week off from classes made it that much better.