The Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams are seventh among 15 teams following the opening day of the University of Vermont Carnival, as the Alpine squad scored fourth-place points on Friday.
Five Saint Michael's College Alpine skiers finished among the top 20 in an Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) slalom race at Sugarbush Resort on Sunday.
Three Saint Michael's College men's Alpine skiers placed among the top 10 in the slalom on Saturday, while both the men's and women's squads were in the top five for the discipline as the Saint Michael's Carnival came to an end at Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Seven Saint Michael's College Alpine skiers were among the top 22 in the giant slalom on Friday during the opening day of Alpine races at the Saint Michael's Carnival at Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing junior Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) placed third in the giant slalom for his fifth career podium on Sunday at the Colby College Carnival at Sugarloaf Mountain.
Saint Michael's College Nordic skiing senior Emma Barnes (Amherst, Wis./Amherst) placed 32nd in the 5K classic race as the Saint Michael's Carnival kicked off on Saturday at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center.
A deep Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing team returns not only more than a dozen veteran competitors in 2018, but five with past NCAA Championship experience, as three current Purple Knights took part at the national meet each of the past two seasons.
The Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams will host the Saint Michael's College Carnival the next two weekends for their second home event in the past four seasons. Nordic races are slated for Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center in Huntington this coming Saturday and Sunday, while Alpine events are at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville the following Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27.
After the opening day of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season was pushed back one day due to inclement conditions on Saturday, the Saint Michael's College Nordic skiing team kicked off its 2018 campaign at the Colby College Carnival at Quarry Road Recreation Area on Sunday.
With the departure of six student-athletes from last year's team, and another two who are studying abroad this semester, Saint Michael's College Nordic skiing student-athletes both new and old will find opportunities to fill vacant positions on the Purple Knights' carnival roster this winter.
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