The top skiing programs in the U.S. include: University of Denver, University of Colorado (Boulder), University of Vermont, University of Alaska, Dartmouth, Bates, and more.
Coaches are looking for talented, well-rounded skiers to strengthen their rosters. Varsity skiing is highly competitive, so how do you know if you’ll fit? It’s always a good idea to go check out a college level skiing event or tournament, so you get a good idea of what your skill level needs to be. You can also check out college skiing camps which will help you get noticed by schools and help you understand what programs are looking for in scholarship skiers.
Men's Skiing Scholarships
Although there are not many schools with a skiing team, there are still opportunities to earn a skiing scholarship. Male student-athletes can earn skiing scholarships to compete in alpine or Nordic skiing. However, if a school just offers one, it is most likely to be alpine. With both international and domestic competition, it is important that skiers market themselves to coaches if they want a shot at earning a scholarship.
NCAA Division I: College/Universities: 12, 6.3 scholarships for men per team
NCAA Division II: Colleges/Universities: 7, 6.3 scholarships for men per team
NAIA: College/Universities: 3, no scholarships for men per team
Women's Skiing Scholarships
Coaches are looking for talented, well-rounded skiers to strengthen their programs. College skiing is highly competitive so it is always a good idea to tune in to a college level skiing event or tournament, so you get a good idea of what your skill level needs to be.
NCAA Division I: Colleges/Universities: 20, 7.0 scholarships for women per team.
NCAA Division II: Colleges/Universities: 16, 6.3 scholarships for women per team.
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