2017-18 Skiing News

  • Harvard Varsity Club Celebrates Class of 2018 at Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner
    May 23, 2018
    Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Varsity Club honored the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night (May 23) at the annual Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, held inside the Bright-Landry Hockey Center, to honor the standout athletic and academic achievements of this year’s graduating student-athletes. 
  • Alpine Skiing Captain Kelly Steeves Recognized with Dean's Award
    May 14, 2018
    Senior nordic skiing captain Kelly Steeves was recognized with the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Engineering Projects in early May.
  • Around The Yard: Dennis Bao
    April 24, 2018
    While many elements of my last three years at Harvard have come and gone, two things have remained constant: the alpine ski team and EC1010A. The ski team has been a rock I can lean on, a source of lifelong friends, and an opportunity to compete and train at the highest level in the sport I love. As far as 1010 goes, I took the class freshman fall and then have been a TF for the course the last two years.
  • Ivy League Enhances Exposure, Fan Experience with Long-Term ESPN Agreement
    April 04, 2018
    The Ivy League and ESPN have agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms, including at least 24 events annually on ESPN’s linear networks and more than 1,100 annually on ESPN+. This will include coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs.
  • NCAA Championship Concludes for Armstrong
    March 10, 2018
    Nina Armstrong wrapped up the final day of competition at the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championship with the 15K freestyle. The junior placed 40th in a time of 52:13.0 to conclude her first appearance in the national championship event. 
  • Armstrong Wraps Up First Day of Nordic Skiing at NCAA Championships
    March 07, 2018
    Junior nordic skier Nina Armstrong wrapped up the first day of nordic skiing at the NCAA Championships on Thursday morning.
  • Nordic Skiing's Armstrong Set to Compete in the NCAA Championship on Thursday
    March 05, 2018
    Harvard nordic skier junior Nina Armstrong heads to the 2018 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 8 and Saturday, March 10.
  • Skiing Concludes Season at Middlebury, Armstrong Qualifies for NCAA Championship
    February 23, 2018
    The Harvard ski team concluded its season at the Middlebury Carnival this weekend, tallying 241 points for 11th place. Junior Nina Armstrong will compete at the 2018 NCAA Championship next weekend after accumulating 92 qualifier points this season. 
  • NCAA Qualification On-the-Line For Skiers at Middlebury
    February 21, 2018
    The NCAA East Regional Ski Championship is being hosted by Middlebury College this weekend. Harvard will send alpine skiers to the Middlebury Snow Bowl and cross country skiers to Rikert Nordic Center for competitions beginning on Friday, Feb. 23. This is the final chance for skiers to make their case for NCAA Championship qualification. The East Region sends the top 16 alpine skiers and top 13 nordic skiers per event, per gender to NCAAs.
  • Hardenbergh Charges to Front, Eight Crimson Qualify for Second Slalom Runs at Williams Carnival
    February 16, 2018
    Harvard junior Hannah Hardenbergh grinded out a 16th place finish in the 5K classic race on opening day of the Williams Carnival and returned to lead the Crimson once more with a 12th place finish in the freestyle race on day two. Harvard’s alpine skiers overcame salty course conditions on day one to produce eight qualifiers on the final day of competition. Harvard skiers amassed 273 points across both disciplines for 11th place, improving upon their previous performances at Williams.
  • Williams Carnival Awaits Skiing
    February 14, 2018
    The Harvard ski team competes in its final carnival before the NCAA Regional Championship. The Williams Carnival will host alpine events at Jiminy Peak (giant slalom) and Berkshire East Mountain Resort (slalom), while nordic races will be contested at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center.
  • Women's Nordic Skiing 10K Freestyle Leads Harvard at Dartmouth Carnival
    February 09, 2018
    Led by the women’s fifth place performance in the 10-km freestyle mass start, the Harvard ski team took 11th (253 pts.) at the Dartmouth Carnival over the weekend. Juniors Nina Armstrong (13th) and Hannah Hardenbergh (21st) along with senior Charlotte Cole (33rd) racked up 64 points for the Crimson in the race.
  • Skiing in Hanover for Dartmouth Carnival
    February 07, 2018
    Harvard skiers travel to the Dartmouth Carnival in Hanover, N.H. Competitions will take place at the Dartmouth Ski Center at Oak Hill (nordic) and Dartmouth Skiway (alpine) on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10. Alpine skiers will open the weekend on Holts Mountain’s Wordens Trail with the giant slalom event at 9 a.m. Cross country skiers will kick-off the carnival with the 10-kilometer classic style race at 10 a.m.
  • Harvard Skiers Contest Vermont Winter Carnival
    February 02, 2018
    The Harvard ski team completed the 2018 University of Vermont Carnival on Saturday. The Crimson improved upon its point total from last year, scoring 293 points this season and finishing in 11th place. Many Harvard skiers posted career-best finishes in their respective events.
  • Skiing Geared Up for Vermont Carnival
    January 31, 2018
    For the first time this season, the Harvard ski team will compete at the same competition on the same weekend when it travels to the University of Vermont Carnival. The alpine team will begin its portion of the event with the giant slalom on Friday, Feb. 2 at 9.m. at Stowe Mountain Resort. The nordic team will start with the women’s 15K skate-style race at 10 a.m. the same day at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
  • Alpine Skiing Ready for Smugglers' Notch
    January 24, 2018
    The Harvard alpine ski team will complete its portion of the St. Michael’s Carnival this weekend in Smugglers’ Notch, Vt. The alpine team will contest the slalom and giant slalom events at the namesake’s resort. The carnival will last from Friday, Jan. 26 to Saturday, Jan. 27. Events will start at 9 a.m. both days.
  • Armstrong in Top-10 Again, Cole With Career Performances at St. Michael's
    January 20, 2018
    Junior Nina Armstrong recorded a collegiate-best seventh place (13:48.87) in the five-kilometer classic-style race, while senior Charlotte Cole had a pair of career-best performances at the St. Michael’s Carnival. Sophomores William Rhatigan (15K) and Mackinley FitzPatrick (10K) led the Crimson men.
  • Ide, Steeves, Kendig Survive Snake Bite at Smugglers' Notch
    January 20, 2018
    The Harvard ski team concluded the St. Michael’s Carnival on Saturday. Freshman Nellie Ide led the Crimson for the second consecutive weekend, scoring in both the giant slalom and slalom races. Harvard concluded the competition in 11th place with 284 points. Crimson skiers braved frigid temperatures atop Sterling Mountain at Smugglers’ Notch. The courses followed the Black Snake and Snake Bite trails, forcing skiers to navigate the narrow and winding paths. More than 50 entrants failed to navigate the gates and turns. 
  • Alpine Skiing Opens Season at Colby, Nordic Heads to St. Michael’s
    January 18, 2018
    The Harvard alpine ski team kicks-off its 2018 campaign with the tail end of the Colby Carnival, while the nordic ski team leads the Crimson into the St. Michael’s Carnival this weekend. The alpine team will contest the slalom and giant slalom events at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett, Maine. The nordic team will compete in long-distance, skate style races and a 3x5K relay at the Sleepy Hollow Ski Center in Huntington, Vt. Both carnivals take place from Saturday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 21.
  • Armstrong Earns Top-10 Finish, Crimson in Eighth After Day One at Colby
    January 14, 2018
    The Harvard ski team scored 216 points in the nordic competition at the Colby Carnival on Sunday. In a modified format due to weather, only the 5K and 10K classic events were held. Junior Nina Armstrong led the Crimson with a ninth-place finish (16:31.5) in the five-kilometer competition. Sophomore Mackinley Fitzpatrick led the men’s unit in 30:34.4 at the 10K distance. Harvard sits in eighth place after the nordic events and will conclude the meet with alpine events in Sugarloaf, Maine next weekend.
  • Springlike Temps, Rain Alter Colby Carnival
    January 13, 2018
    High temperatures and excessive rain have forced the delay of the 2018 ski season for the Harvard Crimson. Set to begin competition today at the Colby Carnival, skiers must wait another 24 hours. With cold temperatures in the forecast, conditions are expected to improve at the Quarry Road Recreation Area. The classic-style race has been scrapped, while the skate competition will occur over 5K (women's) and 10K (men's) distances.
  • Ide Leads Skiing in First Collegiate Carnival
    January 13, 2018
    One day after winds exceeding 100 m.p.h. at the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain forced the delay of alpine events at the Colby Carnival, the Harvard ski team rallied for strong performances in the giant slalom. On the women’s side, freshman Nellie Ide led the Crimson women in her first collegiate event. The Minneapolis, Minn., native took 25th place with a combined time of 2:11.34 over two runs. Sophomore Carter Kendig led the Crimson men with a 37th place finish in 2:07.15.
  • Nordic Skiing Leads Crimson Into 2018 Campaign
    January 11, 2018
    The Harvard nordic ski team leads the charge into the 2018 season with the Colby Carnival from Saturday, Jan. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 14. The cross-country ski races will take place at the Quarry Road Recreation Area beginning at 10 a.m. The Crimson alpine ski unit will compete in the Colby Carnival at Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, Maine, next weekend.
  • Armstrong Named to U.S. Junior Biathlon World Championship Team
    January 01, 2018
    For the second consecutive year, Harvard junior Nina Armstrong of the Nordic ski team was selected to the U.S. Junior (U21) World Biathlon Championship team after competing in the national team trials on Dec. 28 and 29. More than 50 athletes competed in the trials held in Coleraine, Minnesota.