Champlain’s Ski Team

From 1962 to the early 1990s, men’s and women’s nordic and alpine skiing was a major athletic program at Champlain College. A new mini-exhibition at the Champlain College Library, on view through spring 2019, features photos and memorabilia from the College Archives about the College’s ski team.

Unidentified Champlain College Skier, c. 1975, Champlain College Archives

Team members skiied at Bolton Valley, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Mad River Glen, Sugarloaf, Whiteface, and other area resorts, and Champlain’s own invitational meets were held at Bolton and Smuggs.

Eric Rozendaal competes for Champlain College, c. 1985, Champlain College Archives

In the 1970s and 1980s, Champlain’s ski team won 12 regional and national championships at the junior college level. In its last few years, the team competed against NCAA Division I and II schools in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association.

– Erica Donnis, Special Collections Director