Collegiate skiing (and the USCSA in particular) provides an opportunity for ski racers, Nordic skiers, freestylers, and snowboarders to do what they love through their college years. Competing at this level also comes with some major perks. You are not bound to the ski team by scholarship or commitment. You give the time and the energy that you want. Club skiing allows students to display their talents, compete at a high level, and receive recognition, all while experiencing college the way it is supposed to be experienced.
Q: So where do you practice and how often?
A: We ski at a little mountain about 30 minutes from our campus called Toggenburg. It’s a small place but that allows us to get tons of laps in and we get a great deal on our season pass. We are usually out on the hill three nights a week. Night practices allow us to get training in while still making it to our classes. The snow isn’t bad either. I bet you had no idea that Syracuse is the snowiest city in the country. The only real downside is that a mountain with so little vertical makes us ill prepared for a hill like Sun Valley.