1964 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1964 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at the Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire at the eleventh 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.[1]

1964 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationNew Hampshire Franconia Notch and Lyme, New Hampshire
DatesMarch 5–7, 1964
Venue(s)Cannon Mountain (alpine)
Dartmouth Skiway (nordic)
Number of
4 events (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsDenver (8th title)
1st runners-upDartmouth
2nd runners-upWyoming
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Denver, coached by Willy Schaeffler, captured their eighth, and fourth consecutive, national championship, edging out host Dartmouth in the team standings.[2][3]


This year's championships were held in New Hampshire, with the alpine events at Cannon Mountain, near Franconia Notch, and the nordic events at Dartmouth Skiway, near Lyme.[4][5]

The eleventh edition, these were the second NCAA championships in New Hampshire (1958 at Dartmouth Skiway) and the fourth in the East; the other two (1955, 1961) were in Vermont.

Originally scheduled for March 5–7 at Dartmouth Skiway, rain forced a move of the alpine events to nearby Vermont at Mount Ascutney,[4] and again to Cannon Mountain; the nordic events were held at Dartmouth on Friday.[5] The downhill was replaced with a giant slalom on Saturday morning, followed by a slalom in the afternoon, both won by John Clough of Middlebury.[2]

Team scoringEdit

Cannon Mountain
Location in the United States
Rank Team Points
  Denver 370.2
  Dartmouth 368.8
  Wyoming 359.7
4 Western State 355.0
5 Middlebury 354.3
6 Washington 333.8
7 Williams 322.1
8 Vermont 308.9
9 Harvard 298.5
10 Notre Dame 221.7

Individual eventsEdit

Cannon Mountain
Dartmouth Skiway
Locations in New Hampshire

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Downhill (cancelled, rain)
  • Friday: Cross Country, Jumping
  • Saturday: Giant slalom, Slalom
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine John Clough Middlebury 2:49.4
Cross Country Eddie Demers (2) Western State 56:30
Giant slalom ^ John Clough Middlebury 1:31.3
Jumping   Frithjof Prydz
  Erik Jansen
Nordic   Erik Jansen Denver 7:16.3
Skimeister Jennings Cress Western State 336.0
Slalom John Clough Middlebury 1:24.5
^ A giant slalom replaced the weather-cancelled downhill

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 22, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Denver again dominates NCAA ski championships". Nashua Telegraph. (New Hampshire). Associated Press. March 9, 1964. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Denver wins 4th straight NCAA skiing crown". Lewiston Evening Journal. (Maine). Associated Press. March 9, 1964. p. 10.
  4. ^ a b "Rain threatens ski races". Nashua Telegraph. (New Hampshire). Associated Press. March 5, 1964. p. 18.
  5. ^ a b "Revise ski races at Dartmouth". Nashua Telegraph. (New Hampshire). Associated Press. March 6, 1964. p. 15.

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