Skiing is the longest running club sport at Fort Lewis College, hitting the slopes and running gates for more than 30 years.
 
The club's Ski & Snowboard Team competes in Alpine, Big Mountain, and Freestyle competitions in the Rocky Mountain Division of the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association, facing schools including Colorado State University, University of Colorado, and Colorado College.

Call 970-247-7575 for more information.

Alpine Ski Team

For more information about the Alpine Ski Team, please contact the Club Sports office at 970-247-7575.


Practice Schedule (optional): 

  • Weekends: Giant slalom training at Purgatory
  • Weeknights: Slalom training at Chapman Hill

Number of Participants: 10

Eligibility: Must be taking 12 or more credit hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA

National Affiliation: USCSA (United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association)

Regional League: Rocky Mtn. Conference

Club Dues: $400

Process for joining:

  • Come to all meetings
  • Get a physical from the FLC Heath Center
  • Fill out FLC club sports packet
  • Register for USSA membership
  • Pay club dues

Equipment Needed:

  • Skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Shin guards
  • Pole guards
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Ski socks
  • Upper and lower long underwear

*Many team members have extra equipment*
 

Previous Experience: No racing experience needed but preferred. Must be able to ski at a high level.

Commitment Expected from Members: Show up to all meetings, races, and ski team functions (ie fundraisers)

Other: Come join a fun and competitive ski team that races at multiple resorts around Colorado

Big Mountain Ski Team

Captain
Tristan Kraatz
Kraatztristan6@gmail.com
970-306-3226

Number of Participants: 5-12

Club Dues:  

One competition: $300
Two competitions: $350
Three competitions: $400 

Eligibility: Registered full time student (12 credits, unless graduating in that semester) with a minimum GPA of 2.0

Competitions: Freeride World Qualifier Events (FWQ)

Requirements: Ability to ski/snowboard on expert terrain. To participate in team backcountry days, you must have at minimum attended an avalanche awareness course this year.

Equipment Needed:

  • Skis or Snowboard
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Pants and Jacket
  • Helmet
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Spine protector

Commitment Expected from Members: All members must attend group meetings and training sessions.

For more information, please contact the Club Sports Office:  970-247-7575

Nordic Ski

Coach
Evan Elliot
evan@durangonordic.org
970-759-6335