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2013 World University Games

December 16th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

The Dartmouth Ski Team will send three student-athletes to compete in the 26th World University Games across Italy from December 11-21, 2013. Maisie Ide ‘16 from the Women’s Alpine Team will be representing the United States, while Mathieu Bertrand ‘14 and Dylan Fisher McCarney ‘15 from the Men’s Alpine Team will be representing Canada.

Mathieu Bertand, Maisie Ide, and Dylan Fisher McCarney

Mathieu Bertand, Maisie Ide, and Dylan Fisher McCarney

Originally planned for last season in Slovenia, the Winter Games were moved to the beginning of this season in Italy. Events will take place across a 75 mile radius in the Trentino region of northern Italy, with Alpine events in Pozza di Fassa and Passo San Pelligrino in the heart of the famous Dolomite mountain range.

The Dartmouth skiers will be focusing on the Giant Slalom and Slalom events.  The Men’s GS will be on December 17 followed by the Women’s GS on December 18, the Men’s SL on December 19, and finishing with the Women’s SL on December 20.  More information can found at http://www.wugusa.com/winter-games/ and results will be posted at http://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/event-details.html?event_id=34546&cal_suchsector=AL

Go Big Green!

Winter is here!

December 11th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)
Cross Country team at Silver Star

Cross Country team at Silver Star

Winter is here and the Dartmouth Ski Team is on the road in Silver Star, BC and Summit County, CO for preseason training camp.

It was a big rush for everyone to finish their fall term projects, papers, and exams before zipping home for Thanksgiving before camp started.  The alpine team flew directly out to Colorado on Friday after the holiday while the cross country team took a slightly more leisurely approach, waiting until after the weekend before traveling to British Columbia.

Since our arrival, bitter cold weather has descended upon on the west with some of the coldest air in three years. Temperatures have been below zero every morning with highs only in the single digits.  The front end of the cold snap brought about a foot of light powder snow, which has been a visual blessing as we start the winter season.  Let’s hope the same good fortune falls on Hanover soon!

Alpine team at Echo Mountain

Alpine team at Echo Mountain

Both teams got a jump start on this year’s competition season with the first races this past weekend. The alpine team met up with some of their western rivals in a set of open FIS-U races at Loveland.  In addition to collegiate athletes, the fields were also stacked with U.S. Ski Team members, top juniors and independents, and many foreign athletes, all of whom have been training in Colorado for the last six weeks.  Given that our team has only had 10 days of training so far, it was a challenging environment in which to score big results.  However, our focus was to approach the races as an opportunity to work on executing good skiing, and to fine-tune our race-day routines before next week’s Nor-Ams at Vail.  For the men’s team, Hunter Black ’15 led the way with a 13th place in the Slalom and First-Year Thomas Woolson moved up from bib 39 to finish 21st.  In the GS, Sam Macomber ’16 was the best for the Big Green in 33rd.  For its part, the women’s team had a challenging day in the Slalom.  Sara Kikut ’16 led the team in 7th place, but the whole group struggled to ski cleanly all the way to the finish line.  The GS was a different story with a number of bright spots, chief among which was First-Year Meg Currie’s move from bib 28 to lead the team in finishing  5th overall.

To the Northwest, the nordic team is tucked away in Silver Star, BC, Canada skiing in a winter wonderland.  Early season NorAm racing over the weekend featured Women’s 10 km and Men’s 15 km Freestyle events followed by Classical Sprint events the next day.  These events were important qualifying races for a full contingent of Canadian racers, so the fields were highly competitive.  As the Dartmouth Team jumped in for early season preparations, Patrick Caldwell led the men’s team with a pair of 2nd place Junior Men’s performances. Annie Hart paced the women’s team with 10th and 12th place finishes in the Senior Women’s events. Emily Hannah earned a 6th place performance in the Junior Women’s 10 km Classic and Oscar Friedman posted an 8th place in the Junior Men’s Sprint.

After an exciting weekend of preseason racing, things have now returned to normal and the teams are back to a typical training routine.  Next up are Nor-Ams for the alpine team and Eastern Cups for the nordic team before everyone heads home for a holiday break.

Snow is in the Air

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

As the fall academic term nears completion, excitement is building on the Dartmouth Ski Team for the upcoming winter.  Much of the hard of fall training has now been completed.  Everyone has endured the anxiety of time trials, the repeated burn of long intervals, and the exhaustion of max strength testing.  Now it’s time to apply those gains on skis!  This week the Alpine team travels to Colorado for a mini-camp of four days on snow to kick-start their preparation for early Nor-Am races.  There will also be an Alumni Ski Meet at Echo Mountain on Saturday  afternoon, when Alumni and Friends can ski with the current team.   After Thanksgiving, the Cross Country team will travel to Silver Star, British Columbia, and the Alpine team will return to Colorado for a longer camp.  Both groups will start racing at that time, and the road to the EISA carnival circuit will begin in earnest.

Moosilauke Time Trial

October 16th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

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The Dartmouth Ski Team’s annual Moosilauke Time Trial will be held on Saturday, October 19th. Starting at the Ravine Lodge, both the cross country and alpine teams will travel 3.2 miles and 2250 feet up the Gorge Brook Trail. Friends and alumni are welcome to join in too. Start time is 10am.

Two years ago, the race was canceled due to a freakish late October snowstorm that dumped 6 inches in downtown Hanover.  Last year, a cold rain was falling at the bottom, the middle section of the trail was frozen mud, and the top was covered in ice – making conditions unforgiving the whole way up. This year, the weather forecast looks promising and the trail should be in good shape after a dry fall. Rumor even has it that Kris Freeman will be back to take aim at his 2010 course record of 35:16. Check out the historical record for all past results.  Hope to see you there!

2013 Dartmouth Ski Sale and Swap

October 11th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Announcements | Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

2013-SkiSwapPosterPlease join us on October 25-26 in the Collis Center for the 2013 Dartmouth Ski Sale and Swap. We have moved the event away from Homecoming weekend this year, so it will take place closer to the start of ski season.

Consignment will be held on Friday October 25th from 4-7pm in Collis Room 101. The new year brings new opportunity: empty your garage and basement to make room for some new gear! A small portion of each sale will go to benefit the Dartmouth Ski Team and you get to keep the rest. Please bring only recently used equipment that is still in decent shape; straight skis and rear-entry boots will not be accepted!

The Ski Sale will take place on Saturday October 26th from 10am-4pm in Collis Common Ground. Come early to grab the best stuff! In addition to the consigned gear, five vendors will be on hand with new items for sale. Everything from nordic and alpine skis and boots to helmets, goggles, and a range of soft goods will be available. This is a great chance to get some new equipment and clothing for the winter at a reasonable cost, and to support the Dartmouth Ski Team in the process. We look forward to seeing you there!

2013-14 Opening Meeting

August 28th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Announcements | Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

The Dartmouth Ski Team will begin the 2013-14 season with its Opening Meeting on Monday, September 16 at 3pm in the Paganucci Lounge in ’53 Commons. Anyone interested in being on the team should contact the discipline coach beforehand, and plan to be at the Opening Meeting. We’re looking forward to the beginning of a great year!

Incoming Recruiting Class

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

20110226_EISAChampionships_TeamSpiritWe are excited to announce our incoming recruiting class for the 2013-2014 season and can’t wait to see how they look in green!

Men’s Alpine: Dylan Brooks, Thomas Woolson, Prescott McLaughlin
Women’s Alpine: Nicole Anderson, Meg Currie, Emily Husson
Men’s XC: Patrick Caldwell, Zach Goldberg, Jan Ketterson, Magnus Bigelow, Hamish McEwen, Sam Merrens, Andrew Nadler, Fabian Stocek
Women’s XC: Emily Hannah (‘16 transfer), Jessa Fogel, Meg Lane, and Kaley Shagen

Dartmouth Ski Team Alumni News

June 21st, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)
Sophie Caldwell

Sophie Caldwell at the 2012 NCAA Championships

Dartmouth Ski Team alums Sophie Caldwell ‘12 and Hannah Dreissigacker ‘09 continue to climb the ranks of international skiing after graduation!

After qualifying for her first World Championship team in 2013, Sophie was named to the US Cross Country Ski Team this spring. She will join Ida Sargent ‘11 on the strongest US women’s nordic team in history.

Hannah has earned a spot on the US Biathlon Team, after competing in the 2013 Biathlon World Championships. She will join Susan Dunklee ‘08 and Sarah Studebaker ‘07 on a fast-improving US women’s biathlon team.

Graduating Class of 2013

June 10th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

GraduationCongratulations to the class of 2013! This group was certainly memorable for having 2011 NCAA Champion Sam Tarling in its ranks, but it also notably featured three individuals who achieved significant personal bests during their senior year: Ian Macomber, who earned his first spot on a Carnival team; Emily Blackmer, who stepped into her first Carnival with a podium finish; and Scott Lacy, who made his first NCAA team. In addition, Evan Diamond was recently honored by Dartmouth Athletics as this year’s recipient of the Class of 1950 Award for his extraordinary dedication to community service. In a single class year, this group epitomizes the dual commitments to excellence and long-term development that are the hallmarks of our program. To the class of 2013, we want to say thanks for all you have given Dartmouth and we wish you the best in your next endeavors.

Women’s Alpine: Heather Beatty, Maddy Packard, Annie Rendall
Men’s Alpine: Evan Diamond, Ian Macomber
Women’s XC: Megan Killigrew, Emily Blackmer, Paige Elliott, Kirsten Beaudry, Ruth McGovern
Men’s XC: Ethan Dreissigacker, Leif Johnson, Luke Peters, Russell Primeau, Sam Tarling, Scott Lacy

Welcome to our new site!

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by Dartmouth Women's Alpine in Dartmouth Ski Team - (Comments Off)

Welcome to our new blog for Dartmouth Ski Team news! Our old ~dartski website served us well for many years, maybe even a decade, but we felt it was time to embark in a new direction.  Going forward, our official website will be on the Skiing page at DartmouthSports.com, where you can find press releases, team rosters, and historical records.  This site will feature more informal and specific team-related news and updates. Check back often to see what we’re up to as we prepare for the 2013-2014 season.