Panthers already gearing up for winter
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – As much of New Hampshire tentatively bids farewell to the summer weather, the Plymouth State University ski teams are already looking forward to snow. With that in mind, second-year head coach Geoff Ouellette revealed the 2019 carnival schedule today.
The teams will compete in five Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) carnivals leading up to EISA Championships and, hopefully, a return to the National Collegiate Skiing Championships in early March.
The Panthers open carnival season on Jan. 11 – 12 at the St. Lawrence Carnival, held at Whiteface Mountain. As is the case with the five regular season carnivals, men's and women's giant slalom will take place on the first day, with men's and women's slalom reserved for day two.
The following weekend (Jan. 18 – 19) the teams make the short trip to Cannon Mountain Ski Area for the University of New Hampshire Carnival. It will serve as a home race of sorts, as the Panthers will be training at Mittersill this season.
Next on the circuit is the UVM Carnival at Stowe Mountain Resort on Feb. 1 – 2. Stowe will also serve as the host of this year's NCAA Championships.
Dartmouth College hosts the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 8 – 9 at the Dartmouth Skiway, and the carnival season comes to a close at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for the Middlebury Carnival on Feb. 15 – 16.
Bates College will serve as the host school for the EISA Championships on Feb. 22 – 23. Slalom events will take place on Friday, with GS on Saturday. All races will take place at Sunday River Resort.
The NCAA ski season comes to a close Mar. 6 – 9 for the National Collegiate Skiing Championships at Stowe Mountain Resort. Last winter Plymouth State had a record three skiers qualify; current senior Freydis Einarsdottir, junior Karl Kuus and sophomore Cooper Yates.
Refer to athletics.plymouth.edu for the most current information regarding all 24 of Plymouth State's athletic programs. Schedules are subject to change.
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