1980 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1980 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at both the Whiteface Ski Resort at Lake Placid, New York and the Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont as part of the 27th annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate slalom skiing, cross country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.[1]

1980 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationNew York (state) Lake Placid, New York
Vermont Stowe, Vermont
Venue(s)Whiteface Ski Resort (NY)
Stowe Mountain Resort (VT)
Final positions
ChampionsVermont (1st title)
1st runners-upUtah
2nd runners-upColorado
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Vermont, coached by Chip LaCasse, claimed their first team national championship, finishing 20 points ahead of Utah in the cumulative team standings.


This was the final year that ski jumping was included in the event program.


1980 NCAA Skiing Championships site

This year's NCAA skiing championships were co-hosted at the Whiteface Ski Resort in Lake Placid, New York and the Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont.

These were the first championships held in the state of New York and fourth in Vermont (1955, 1961, 1973, and 1980).

Team scoringEdit

Rank Team Points
  Vermont 171
  Utah 151
  Colorado 98
4 Northern Michigan 92
5 Dartmouth 88
6 Middlebury 86
7 Wyoming 82
8 Montana State 15
9 New Hampshire 14
10 St. Lawrence 10
11 New Mexico 8
12 Minnesota 4
13 Nevada–Reno 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved 25 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)