The University of Wisconsin-Madison Hoofers Alpine Team is part of the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA), promoting competitive collegiate alpine racing with a strong emphasis on team and personal growth for racers of all skill levels. The team is comprised of ski and snowboard racers of all racing backgrounds, from experienced competitors to beginners.
This is a downhill race team; however, many of our members had never raced before joining. Our wide range of skiing and snowboarding abilities creates a unique dynamic and fosters an awesome time on and off the hill. We host drylands practices Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fall semester along with many social events. This fall semester we are having a fall formal, team bonfires at picnic point, an Alpine vs. Nordic ultimate frisbee game, an ice skating event, and many more spontaneous gatherings along the way. This January during our winter break we will also be taking a trip to Big Sky, MT to train and ski for a week for some gnarly team bonding! We race seven weekends all over the Midwest during the second semester, beginning the first weekend in January and going through February. Hopefully our boys and girls teams will qualify for nationals again this year, which is held in the beginning of March. At a typical race, we compete against other colleges in the Midwest, including the University of Minnesota, Marquette University, Michigan State, Iowa State, and many more. This team is a great way to not only meet 50-60 other kids on the UW-Madison campus, but to also meet racers on other college teams.
Where Do We Race?
- Afton Alps, MN (Jan 5/6)
- Wild Mountain, MN (Jan 12/13)
- Mt. La Crosse, WI (Jan 19/20)
- Giants Ridge, MN (Jan 26/27)
- Chestnut Mountain, IL (Feb 2/3)
- Spirit Mountain, MN (Feb 9/10)
- Marquette, MI (Feb 16/17)
- Dryland Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Team Bonfires: TBD
- Alpine vs. Nordic Ultimate Frisbee: Thursday, Oct. 11
- Ice Skating: Thursday, Nov 8th
- Fall Formal: Friday, Nov. 9th
- Nitty Gritty Cup Night: Nov. 15th
For more information, contact Alpine Directors Josh Liberko and Jens Mellby at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also check us out at @WIAlpine on Facebook and @wi_alpine on Instagram to see what we are up to :)