1969 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1969 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at Mount Werner ski area near Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the 16th 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]

1969 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationColorado Steamboat Springs, Colorado
DatesMarch 27–29, 1969
Venue(s)Mount Werner,
Howelsen Hill (jumping)
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsDenver (12th title)
1st runners-upDartmouth
2nd runners-upFort Lewis
← 1968
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Denver, coached by Willy Schaeffler, captured their twelfth national championship and eighth in nine years (the Pioneers' previous streak of seven consecutive titles was interrupted by Wyoming in 1968). Denver finished 16.6 points ahead of runners-up Dartmouth in the team standings.[1][2]

The sole repeat champion was Clark Matis of Colorado in cross country.[3]


This year's championships were held March 27–29 in Colorado at Mount Werner ski area in Steamboat Springs, with the jumping event at Howelsen Hill. The previous year's championships were held at the same sites.[4]

The sixteenth edition, these were the fifth in Colorado, and the second at Steamboat Springs. Winter Park hosted the state's first two (1956, 1959), followed by Crested Butte in 1966.

Mount Werner was sold later this year and rebranded as "Steamboat" in 1970.

Team scoringEdit

Location in the United States
Rank Team Points
  Denver 388.6
  Dartmouth 372.0
  Fort Lewis 367.5
4 Montana State 365.1
5 Colorado
7 Middlebury
Western State
9 Washington 352.1
10 Nevada–Reno 336.7
11 Harvard 325.8
12 Montana 320.6

Individual eventsEdit

Steamboat Springs
Location in Colorado

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Slalom
  • Friday: Downhill, Cross Country
  • Saturday: Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Paul Rachetto Denver 3:25.3
Cross Country Clark Matis (2) Colorado 52:22
Downhill Mike Lafferty Colorado 1:31.41
Jumping   Odd Hammernes Denver 220.0
Nordic Georg Krog Denver 7:22.2
Skimeister Ed Damon Dartmouth 347.6
Slalom Paul Rachetto Denver 1:31.43

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Skiing: NCAA Championships". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). March 31, 1969. p. 4B.
  3. ^ a b "Colorado claims two ski firsts". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 30, 1969. p. 2, sports.
  4. ^ "Steamboat again hosts NCAA Ski Champs". Steamboat Pilot. (Steamboat Springs, Colorado). March 27, 1969. p. 1.

Coordinates: 40°27′32″N 106°48′11″W / 40.459°N 106.803°W / 40.459; -106.803