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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.

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Alumni & Parents Weekend Schedule

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The annual Alumni & Parents Weekend will be on January 16-18 in Rumney, NH. Please join the team for a fun-filled schedule of events!

  • Thursday, Jan. 16 – Informal alumni/parents vs. students race
  • Friday, Jan. 17 – Team GS race at Mt. Sunapee
  • Friday, Jan. 17 – Alumni & Parents Happy Hour at the Common Man in Plymouth, NH
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 – Team SL race at Blackwater Mountain
  • Saturday, Jan. 18 – Dinner with the team at the A Frame Cabin (watch out – the team is cooking!)
  • Sunday, Jan. 19 – Ski day if you wish

Please RSVP if you are planning on attending! Feel free to email me at jarsenault@alum.mit.edu with any questions.

Thanks,
Julie

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Save the Date! Alumni Weekend 2014 Jan. 16-18

The annual ski team alumni weekend will take place this year on January 16-18, 2014 in Rumney, NH.

Last year, we had a great turnout and we’re hoping to have another fantastic weekend this year. The team will be racing locally that weekend, so alums can meet current athletes and watch the MacConnel Division Slalom & GS races. We will host a dinner for athletes, parents and alums, and we’re also hoping to plan an alumni race so you can dust off those old race skis and get back in the action!

Stay tuned for a schedule and more details on how to RSVP. We’ll have a limited number of spots available for those interested in staying at the A-Frame, so be sure to RSVP early if you want one of these.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!