1959 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1959 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested in Winter Park, Colorado at the sixth annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.[1]

1959 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationColorado Winter Park, Colorado
DatesMarch 27–29, 1959
Venue(s)Winter Park Ski Area
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsColorado (1st title)
1st runners-upDenver
2nd runners-upDartmouth
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Colorado, coached by Bob Beattie, captured their first national championship, edging out rival Denver in the team standings.[2]

The sole repeat individual champion was Denver's Clarence Servold, in cross country.[3]


Location in the United States
Location in Colorado

This year's championships were held March 27–29 in Colorado at Winter Park, west of Denver.[2][3]

These were the second NCAA championships at Winter Park (and in Colorado), which previously hosted in 1956.

Team scoringEdit

Rank Team Points
  Colorado 549.4
  Denver 543.6
  Dartmouth 542.7
4 Utah 502.3
5 Western State 489.5
6 Nevada 460.1
7 Middlebury 453.5
8 Michigan Tech 443.6
9 Idaho 406.7

Individual eventsEdit

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Friday: Slalom
  • Saturday: Downhill, Cross Country
  • Sunday: Jumping [3]
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Marvin Melville Utah 1:40.0
Cross Country   Clarence Servold (2) Denver 59:55.0
Downhill Marvin Melville Utah 1:28.8
Jumping Dave Butts Colorado 222.0
Nordic Ted Farwell Denver 1:36.7
Skimeister Dave Butts Colorado 365.0
Slalom Marvin Melville Utah 1:59.0

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Youth, work won ski title for Colorado". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 30, 1959. p. 2B.
  3. ^ a b c d "Buffs lead skiers". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 29, 1959. p. 6, sports.

Coordinates: 39°53′13″N 105°45′47″W / 39.887°N 105.763°W / 39.887; -105.763