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With fall upon us, we send this letter with anticipation of a snowy and successful winter. The Middlebury alpine and Nordic ski teams have had a productive early fall of dry-land training, spending long hours in the weight room and on the roads and trails, laying the groundwork for the 2018 Winter Carnival circuit and the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships. This time of year finds us welcoming and getting to know our first-year students and feeling happy to have our returning skiers back on campus!

We want to thank you for your sustained interest in the Middlebury skiing program and for your past support. Your help allows us to continue to improve as a team and to be innovative year after year.

Last season saw a young Nordic team begin to develop a foothold on the EISA circuit, with five athletes earning top five and top 10 performances in carnivals. The team was led by Lewis Nottonson ’19 who qualified for NCAAs with a well-timed sixth place at Middlebury’s Winter Carnival. We’re excited to return all of last year’s carnival skiers to this season’s squad, and we have lofty goals for the winter ahead.

On the alpine side, sophomore Caroline Bartlett led the women’s team, winning the opening giant slalom of the season at the St. Lawrence Carnival by a whopping 3.86 seconds. She earned the leader bib for the season and followed up her impressive start with two more carnival wins (UVM GS and Middlebury GS) and two podiums. She was joined at the NCAA Championships by Jackie Atkins ’20, who provided consistent team scoring results all season.

Robert Cone ’17 and Devon Cardamone ’18 led the team with five carnival wins and numerous podiums. Colin Hayes ’17 contributed as a top 10 regular, solidifying his qualification to the NCAA Championships, along side Rob and Devon. The alpine team is adding two first-year women and men to the roster, adding to the talent and experience of the group. We open the season on January 20 at Colby Carnival at Sugarloaf in Maine.

Our annual fall travel to Colorado and Quebec provides amazing early-season training that is necessary for the development of each athlete on the team. Without the help of alumni, parents, and friends, we could not provide such high-quality early-season training. Your support also supplements critical alpine and nordic racing trips such as US Nationals and Nordic SuperTour Finals in March. In addition, funding has helped provide our end-of-year banquet, the NCAA reception in the East, and the Friends of Skiing event, which we host each year following the Middlebury Carnival. These events offer a chance to gather together and celebrate all aspects of Middlebury skiing. In short, donations from people like you are critical to how we function as a team.

Andrew and I hope you will take this opportunity to support the Nordic and alpine teams. 

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Dollars Raised: 2%

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Deadline: Jun 30, 2019
Total needed: $25,000

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