The evolution of the MIT Skiing men's team, spanning three generations of GS suits.

The evolution of the MIT Skiing men’s team, spanning three generations of GS suits.

The MIT Ski Team hosted its annual Alumni and Parents Weekend on January 16-18 in Rumney, NH. It was our biggest ever, with 17 alums and parents descending on Rumney, NH to re-connect with each other and the current team.

The weekend kicked off with a dual panel alum & parent vs. student race at Ragged Mountain, our home training hill. The ladies overall champion was Chyleigh Harmon, Class of 2014, who narrowly defeated student champion Valerie Andersen, Class of 2015. For the men, current athlete Mikey Suglian, Class of 2015, defeated alum leader Jason Christopher, Class of 2005. In other long-awaited competitions, Colleen Madlinger solidly defeated her father, Steven; and Coach Jason Christopher defeated Head Coach Ben Stewart (’07′) in a much-anticipated showdown. The racing was a ton of fun for everyone. A big thanks to Ragged Mountain for letting us put on the race!

We also hosted the biggest dinner we’ve ever seen at the A-Frame cabin, with 26 people. The team served pulled pork, mac and cheese, cornbread and coleslaw. Current team members and alums told stories over dinner and brought back some of the team’s old traditions.

The team raced GS at Mt. Sunapee, and Slalom at Blackwater. Both mountains provided great spectating and nice weather. Alums were able to get in some free turns and help out on the hill. We were very excited to host everyone and a big thanks to everyone who could make it! Photos have been posted to our Facebook page.