NUST is a club sport at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. We race in the Thompson division of the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA). The league holds twelve races over six weeks, usually six of which are slalom, and six of which are giant slalom. These races are held during the course of the regular ski season from January through the end of Febuarary.
Both Men’s and Women’s teams have a great time practicing, fundraising, and racing together. For anyone who is at all interested in becoming a part of the team, or wishes to make a donation, please feel free to contact us at any time. Previous racing experience is not required, but we do recommend that students be experienced skiers. Its a great way to get involved in a club sport, meet new and interesting people and most importantly have fun.
We start dry-land practices in late September, so be sure to contact us as soon as fall semester starts so that we can place you on our email list for updates on team practices and meetings. Dry-land consists of weight training, stability exercises, core workouts, and participating in the November Project.
On snow practices are held at Bradford Ski Area and it is usually around $20.00 for a ticket and gate training. We mostly train slalom once a week on Thursday nights. There is also a Christmas training camp which will be held at Q Burke mountain in Vermont.
Our men’s team currently consists of 16 slots and our women’s team currently consists of 14 slots. The top three times from each team count towards our scores.
Every Fall we hold a pre-season meeting for all interested members. Before practicing with us, all students need to fill out a risk and informed consent form and hazing form according to strict Northeastern University athletic sports rules and regulations.