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Alpine Skiing

As a talented student-athlete at Cardigan, you will benefit from:

  • A community of students, faculty, and staff who care about, help, and support each other with understanding, kindness, and compassion.
  • The in-season focus and feel of a ski academy, coupled with high scholastic standards and an academic support system to help you achieve success.
  • A residential environment that will allow you to grow as an individual and become an integral member of a very special community.
  • A high-quality, competitive, and successful on-snow athletic program in the heart of New England ski country. Cardigan has access to over a dozen ski areas within an hour of campus.
  • A knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff that will provide individualized instruction tailored to your strengths and specific needs, in order to help you develop and achieve your goals as a snow sports athlete.

Cardigan's On-Snow Facilities

Cardigan skiers and boarders take advantage of our fully equipped, on-campus athletic training facility for dry-land training beginning in the fall. At our disposal for skier development is a mountain training facility, also used by highly competitive college programs, that features full-length slalom, giant slalom, and Super G courses. For our snowboarders, our training facility includes quarter and half pipes, rainbow rail, gap jump, 50-foot rails, and butter boxes.

Athlete Development at Cardigan

Cardigan skiers and boarders practice and learn from:

  • Preseason dry-land training for speed, flexibility, power, and strength.
  • Up-to-date progressions for on-snow technical development.
  • Tactical skill development.
  • Mental preparation skills.
  • Motivational techniques.
  • Video analysis of on-snow performance.

The Coaching Staff at Cardigan

Cardigan skiers and boarders learn from highly experienced and motivated coaches who:

  • Have competed in multiple World Cup and Olympic events.
  • Offer over three decades of collective national and international coaching experience.
  • Care about the development, success, and well-being of their student-athletes both on and off the mountain.