The door is now closed on 2011's regular season and the nation’s best collegiate ski racers are packing their bags for picturesque Stowe, Vt., where the hometown Catamounts will host NCAA's Skiing Championships March 9-12 at Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge.
But first, a lightning-fast roundup of the weekend’s regional championship events -- and some compelling facts to chew on as you contemplate the 2011 regular-season rankings.
Utah hosted the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) Championships at Park City and Soldier Hollow Feb. 25-26, and Colorado again rallied in the final day of racing to win its fourth carnival of the season. It was CU’s 11th RMISA Champs win under head coach Richard Rokos, its second straight, and its 23rd in all. The women’s GS was canceled on Feb. 26 due to inclement weather, by rule making the ladies’ Feb. 25 slalom count twice. When the final scores were tallied, CU won with a commanding 865.5 points, Utah followed with 790, and New Mexico rounded out the podium with 777.5.