1960 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1960 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at Bridger Bowl near Bozeman, Montana,[1] at the seventh annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine, cross country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.[2] Montana State College served as the hosts.

1960 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationMontana Bozeman, Montana
DatesMarch 24–26, 1960
Host(s)Montana State College
Venue(s)Bridger Bowl
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsColorado (2nd title)
1st runners-upDenver
2nd runners-upDartmouth
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Colorado, coached by Bob Beattie, repeated as national champions, again edging out rival Denver in the team standings. This was the second title for the Buffaloes.[3][4]

There were no repeat individual champions this year, but downhill winner Dave Butts of Colorado won his third title; the McCall, Idaho native took the jumping and Skimeister honors the previous year.[5][6]


Location in the United States

This year's championships were held March 24–26 in Montana at Bridger Bowl, north of Bozeman.[1][3][4] Montana State College, located in Bozeman, served as hosts.

The seventh edition of the championships, these were the first in Montana.

Team scoringEdit

Rank Team Points
  Colorado 571.4
  Denver 568.6
  Dartmouth 561.2
4 Wyoming 501.9
5 Nevada 456.4
6 Western State 489.5
7 Washington State 231.3

Individual eventsEdit

Location in Montana

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Slalom
  • Friday: Downhill, Cross Country
  • Saturday: Jumping [1]
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Jim Gaddis Utah 1:39.0
Cross Country John Dendahl Colorado 58:13
Downhill Dave Butts Colorado 1:27.0
Jumping Dag Helgestad Washington State 100.0
Nordic John Dendahl Colorado 1:36.4
Skimeister John Dendahl Colorado 378.6
Slalom Rudy Ruana Montana 1:50.10

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "NCAA ski tourney today; Colorado, Denver favored". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 24, 1960. p. 14.
  2. ^ a b c "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved July 29, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Cougar jumps to NCAA crown". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 27, 1960. p. 10.
  4. ^ a b c d "Colorado wins NCAA ski title". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 28, 1960. p. 9.
  5. ^ a b "Butts is best NCAA skier in downhill". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 26, 1960. p. 10.
  6. ^ a b "Gaddis, Engen in NCAA downhill top 3". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). March 26, 1960.
  7. ^ "NCAA lead is snatched by MSC ace". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 25, 1960. p. 16.
  8. ^ "Idaho star wins NCAA hill event". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 27, 1960. p. 2, sports.

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