BOULDER—The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association has released a preliminary schedule for the 2021 collegiate ski season, which will feature five regular-season meets, the RMISA Championships in Alaska and the NCAA Championships in Vermont.
"We understand this is a preliminary schedule," RMISA President Jana Weinberger said. "As an outdoor winter sport with mostly interval timing competitions, we believe college skiing can safely take place and adapt to COVID protocols. But we also understand all schools are working with reduced budgets and all ski areas and venues where we will compete will be operating with their own set of fluid rules and expectations and that any schedule we put out now can be nothing but preliminary."
Gearing up for a season like no other, the alpine teams will start regular-season competition in Aspen on Jan. 11-12 with the Denver Invitational, and teams will travel to Steamboat Springs on January 13 and take place in the Colorado Mountain College Invitational on Jan. 14-15. After two weeks off, alpine teams will recommence in Utah for the Utah Invitational in Park City on Feb. 2-3 followed by the Westminster College Invitational at Snowbird on Feb. 4-5.
Nordic teams will begin regular-season action at Soldier Hollow with the Utah Invitational on Jan. 16-18 and then compete in Aspen on Jan. 30-31 before traveling to Minturn, Colo., for the DU Invitational on Feb. 5-6.
Teams will then head to Alaska to conclude the regular season and open the postseason. Nordic Teams will compete in the Alaska Fairbanks Invitational Feb. 20-21 and then the RMISA Championships hosted by Alaska Anchorage on Feb. 26-27. Alpine teams will host a qualifier race at Alyeska Ski Resort on Feb. 23 and the RMISA Championships on Feb. 24-25.
The NCAA Championships are slated for March 10-13 at Middlebury College.
|Jan. 11-12||Denver Invitational||University of Denver||Aspen||Aspen Ski Resort||SL/GS|
|Jan. 14-15||Colorado Mountain College Invitational||Colorado Mountain College||Steamboat Springs||Howelsen Hill/Mt. Werner||SL/GS|
|Jan. 16-18||Utah Invitational||University of Utah||Midway||Soldier Hollow||FS/CL|
|Jan. 30-31||RMISA Nordic Qualifier||Aspen Valley Ski Club||Aspen||Snowmass XC Center||FS/CL|
|Feb. 2-3||Utah Invitational||University of Utah||Park City||Park City Ski Resort||SL/GS|
|Feb. 4-5||Westminster College Invitational||Westminster College||Snowbird||Snowbird Ski Resort||SL/GS|
|Feb. 5-6||Denver Invitational||University of Denver||Minturn||Maloit Park||FS/CL|
|Feb. 20-21||Alaska Fairbanks Invitational||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Fairbanks||FS/CL|
|Feb. 23||RMISA Alpine Qualifier||University of Alaska Anchorage||Girdwood||Alyeska Ski Resort||SL/GS|
|Feb. 24-27||RMISA Championships||University of Alaska Anchorage||Girdwood/Anchorage||Alyeska/Kincaid Park||SL/GS/FS/CL|
|March 10-13||NCAA Championships||Middlebury College||Middlebury||Middlebury Snow Bowl||SL/GS/FS/CL|
|Apr. 9||Havlick, Hendrickson Named RMISA Coaches of the Year|
|Mar. 13||Utah Wins 2021 NCAA Championship as Boee and Palmer-Leger Sweep Nordic Events|
|Mar. 12||DU's Smart Wins Third National Title, Utah Continues to Lead at NCAA Championships|
|Mar. 11||Utah Sweeps Women's Podium and Takes Overall Lead at Nationals; Boee and Palmer Leger Win Classic Titles|
|Mar. 10||Gray, Solbakken Win GS National Titles; Montana State And Westminster Lead|
|Mar. 8||Record 138 Named To National Academic Team|