BOULDER, Colo.—The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association released the 2023 schedule Thursday, which will feature seven meets and 56 races over the course of 68 days from January 2 to March 11. The Colorado Ski Team will host its Spencer James Nelson Memorial Invitational in early February in Steamboat Springs (Nordic) and Eldora (alpine).
Racing begins at the U.S. Cross Country National Championships in Houghton, Mich., where two of the races there will count as RMSIA Nordic Qualifiers for the NCAA Championships. Then official meets get underway Jan. 13-14 in Bozeman at the Montana State Invitational with Nordic races at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center. The MSU meet will conclude Jan. 30-31 with alpine races at Bridger Bowl.
But before the alpine action at the MSU Invitational gets underway, alpine teams start the season Jan. 26-27 at the Westminster Invitational at Snowbird Mountain Resort.
The Colorado Invitational will then open February racing with Nordic races at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 3-4 and then action will return to the alpine teams on Feb. 9-10 as the meet concluding at Eldora Mountain Resort. While the alpine teams close out the CU meet, the Nordic teams will open up the Denver Invitational on Feb. 10-11 at Maloit Park near Vail. The alpine teams will conclude four straight days of alpine races at Loveland Ski Area with the conclusion of the DU meet on Feb. 11-12.
Action will then head to Alaska for a pair of meets, the first being the Alaska Anchorage Invitational to close out the regular season then the Seawolves will also host the 2023 RMISA Championships. The UAA meet will take place Feb. 20-23 and the RMISA Championship races will be Feb. 22-25.
The season will then conclude at the NCAA Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University in Lake Placid, N.Y., from March 8-11. The last time SLU and Lake Placid hosted the NCAA Championships in 2015, the Buffs brought home the program's 20th national championship.