1966 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1966 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at the Crested Butte ski area in Created Butte, Colorado at the thirteenth 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]

1966 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationColorado Crested Butte, Colorado
DatesMarch 3–5, 1966
Venue(s)Crested Butte
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsDenver (10th title)
1st runners-upWestern State
2nd runners-upWyoming
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Denver, coached by Willy Schaeffler, captured their tenth, and sixth consecutive, national championship, edging out locals Western State in the team standings.[1][2] The Pioneers' sole individual win was by Terje Øverland in downhill.[1]

Repeat individual champions were Mike Elliott of Fort Lewis in cross country,[3] and Western State's Loris Werner (skimeister). Bill Marolt of Colorado won the slalom and alpine titles to add to his two previous in downhill (1963, 1965). Utah's Frithjof Prydz regained the jumping crown he won two years earlier and added the nordic.[1][2]


This year's championships were held March 3–5 in Colorado at Crested Butte,[3] north of Gunnison.

The thirteenth edition, these were the third championships in Colorado and the first at Crested Butte; Winter Park hosted in 1956 and 1959.

Team scoringEdit

Location in the United States
Rank Team Points
  Denver 381.02
  Western State 365.92
  Wyoming 359.22
4 Washington 357.88
5 Utah 355.04
6 Montana State 291.63
7 Nevada–Reno 168.84
8 Michigan Tech 150.86
9 Michigan State 115.66

Individual eventsEdit

Location in Colorado

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Slalom
  • Friday: Cross Country
  • Saturday: Downhill, Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Bill Marolt Colorado 3:16.2
Cross Country Mike Elliott (2) Fort Lewis 53:19
Downhill   Terje Øverland Denver 1:52.50
Jumping   Frithjof Prydz (2) Utah 225.3
Nordic   Frithjof Prydz Utah 7:09.4
Skimeister Loris Werner (2) Western State 361.47
Slalom Bill Marolt Colorado 1:38.21

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 3, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Denver captures NCAA ski title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 6, 1966. p. 14.
  3. ^ a b c "Denver skiers capture NCAA lead; Utes fifth". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. March 4, 1966. p. D2.

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