1973 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1973 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock, Vermont at the twentieth 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]

1973 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationVermont Hancock, Vermont
DatesMarch 7–10, 1973
Host(s)Middlebury College
Venue(s)Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsColorado (4th title)
1st runners-upWyoming
2nd runners-upVermont
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Defending champion Colorado, coached by alumnus Bill Marolt, captured their fourth, and second consecutive, national championship, finishing 4.04 points ahead of Wyoming in the team standings.[2]

These were the first NCAA championships in which Denver did not finish in either first (fourteen titles) or second (five times).

Repeat champions were Colorado's Vidar Nilsgard (jumping) and Kim Kendall (skimeister) of New Hampshire,


This year's championships were held March 7–10 in Vermont at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock. Middlebury College, located in nearby Middlebury, served as hosts.

The twentieth edition, these were the second NCAA championships hosted by Middlebury (1961), third in Vermont (Northfield, 1955), and seventh in the East, all in New England.

Program changesEdit

  • This was the final year that skimeister was included in the event program. This award went to the skier with the best performance across all four disciplines.

Team scoringEdit

Location in the United States
Rank Team Points
  Colorado 381.89
  Wyoming 377.83
  Vermont 376.85
4 Denver 372.55
5 Middlebury 362.38
6 Dartmouth 361.14
7 Fort Lewis 355.70
8 Northern Michigan 350.52
9 New Hampshire 345.78
10 Western State 341.05
11 Montana 335.23
12 Washington 187.20
13 Michigan Tech 178.37
14 Alaska Methodist 90.79

Individual eventsEdit

Snow Bowl
Location in Vermont

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Wednesday: Cross Country
  • Thursday: Slalom
  • Friday: Downhill
  • Saturday: Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine   Peik Christensen Denver 3:35.06
Cross Country   Steiner Hybertsen Wyoming 53:41
Downhill Bob Cochran Vermont 1:46.94
Jumping   Vidar Nilsgard (2) Colorado 226.3
Nordic   Pertti Reijula Northern Michigan 6:31.7
Skimeister Kim Kendall (2) New Hampshire 336.45
Slalom   Peik Christensen Denver 1:20.31

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 24, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Buff skiers win NCAA with rally". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. March 11, 1973. p. 13.
  3. ^ Strauss, Michael (March 9, 1973). "Christensen wins slalom on sunny day in Vermont". New York Times. p. 81.

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