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 Winter Park, CO 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 We Race
- Afton Alps, MN
- Wild Mountain, MN
- Mt. La Crosse, WI
- Giants Ridge, MN
- Chestnut Mountain, IL
- Spirit Mountain, MN
- Marquette, MI
- Dryland Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. starting on September 19th meeting outside the Natatorium
- Team Bonfires: October 3rd & 17th
- Alpine vs. Nordic Ultimate Frisbee: October 10th
- Ice Skating
- Fall Formal: November 2nd
For more information, contact Alpine Directors Matt Wilson and Jens Mellby at firstname.lastname@example.org!