We are a club sport at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. We race in the Thompson division of the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA), which is part of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The league holds ten races over five weeks, usually five of which are slalom, and five 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 mens and womens teams have a great time, practicing, fundraising and racing together. For anyone who is at all intereseted 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 students to be experienced skiers. Its a great way to get involved in a club sport, meet new interesting people and most importantly to have fun.
We start dry-land practices in late september, so be sure to contact 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 running stairs.
Snow practices are held at Bradford Ski Area, usually around $20.00 for a ticket and gate training. We train mostly slalom once a week. There is also a christmas training camp which will be held at Pico mountain in Vermont.
There is a men’s team that consists of 10 slots and a women’s team that consists of 10 slots. The top three times count for team 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.