Skiing Sets Sights on the Colby Carnival

Harvard nordic skier action photo
Photo Courtesy: Steve Fuller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard ski team will travel up to Carrabassett Valley, Maine and Waterville, Maine for the Colby Carnival this weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The alpine squad is set to compete at Sugarloaf Mtn., while the nordic group will race at the Quarry Road Trails.

The nordic crew will compete in the 5km/10km freestyle races on Friday, Jan. 31, and the 10km/15km classic races on Saturday, Feb. 1. The alpine squad will race in both the slalom and the giant slalom over the course of the carnival.

How to Follow
Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine (alpine) | Waterville, Maine (nordic)
Start Times: Friday, 9:15 a.m. (alpine) | 10:00 a.m. (nordic)
Saturday, 9:15 a.m. (alpine) | 9:30 a.m. (nordic)
Live Stats

What to Know

  • The Crimson returns to the Colby Carnival after an eighth-place finish in the 2017-18 season.
  • Junior Nellie Ide has led the alpine squad in both weekends of competition, placing a team-high 12th place (Harvard Carnival, slalom) and 14th place (UVM Carnival, slalom). 
  • The top-three Harvard finishes in the men's sprint at the UVM Carnival were personal bests in the event (James Kitch/6th, Everett Sapp/12th, Mackinley FitzPatrick/24th).
  • In its last outing, the nordic squad brought in over 40 percent of the teams points in the sprint races.

What's Next
The Harvard squad will travel back up to Maine - this time to Sunday River, for the Bates Carnival Feb. 7-8.