Welcome to the UNM Ski Team
The University of New Mexico Ski Team has been a top academic and athletic team since 1970 (men) and 1974 (women). Our mission is to provide excellent opportunities for male and female students as they participate in a top level intercollegiate ski program as part of their academic experience at the University of New Mexico. Our team has won 14 NCAA Team trophies and consistently has the highest team GPA of all UNM Athletic teams. In our 46 years of competing we have had athletes from more than 20 different countries representing our team. These athletes have won 16 Individual NCAA Championship titles and have earned countless podium appearances. The major highlight of our career came in 2004 when the team won the NCAA Team Title. The UNM Ski Team has won titles in all 4 men’s and women’s events including: slalom and giant slalom, and classical and skate cross country skiing. Go Lobos!
Upcoming Events for UNM Ski Team
The University of New Mexico Ski Team has slowly been meeting our financial goals for this fundraising period but we still need your help.
Wow what a rollercoaster!!
Thank you very much for all your Support.
Big Thanks to all those who have contributed big and small. Taos stepped up with a huge financial commitment. Red River, Sandia, Santa Fe, and all the other ski areas are continuing to support us stronger than ever. Ski New Mexico is Awesome!! New Mexico True!! Special thanks to Wells Fargo Advisory and Santa Fe Ski Team. For all those who have helped out of state, Vail Snowsports Foundation, Thank you. Go Lobos.
A secure online donation link has been set up to the Black Diamond Fund, See donation page or click on link below.
LATEST FROM THE BLOG
- Lobos are in Alaska!
- 2:30pm Friday after noon and our journey began. We were all going to Alaska, the lands of the moose and the bear. At least that´s what I have heard? Fredrik, coach and Dad of our big family got us kids together and made us aware of all the things we should do before getting on the plane. You could easily tell on the whole group that we were equally excited and nervous. We had four races on the schedule and when you start a race, you want to ski fast. Natural thoughts would be; “Am I in...
- Where is the winter?
- Winter is coming. Or so we thought. While ski racers and weekend warriors across the the country were fighting over the small patches of snow that were finally open to the public, we made the call to hang back in Albuquerque for one more weekend. It is always somewhat frustrating to be at home while watching updates on social media of other teams skiing; though, it was pretty obvious that the skiing up in Colorado was not that sweet. Being on snow early is always comforting and necessary but...
- Moab – A nice get away from the ABQ
- We finally got to escape Albuquerque for a few days to head up to Moab, Utah for a much-needed break from homework and double poling. I always get very excited when we start heading North, especially when our destination is so close to home (just four hours from Park City!). We had an uneventful drive up and found a sweet campsite at Sandflats, close to Slickrock trailhead. The first thing we did after setting up camp was ride Slickrock, which is an awesome kind of trail unique to Southern...
- Aljaž Praznik – Our senior in the Ski Team
- My name is Aljaž Praznik, and I am the senior athlete who has been on the Nordic ski team the longest. This year is special for me because it is my last year. There is something different about the senior year- it seems like you get some special strength and motivation for training. I have been a member of the Lobo Ski Team for 3 years now but have competed at NCAA championships only once. The other 2 years I was able to qualify, but was always ill when it was time to compete. Therefore, I...
- A bit about Veguard Busengdal
- My name is Vegard Busengdal, born 2nd December 1993 in Aalesund, Norway. At the age of 6, I discovered a sport that later would make me travel around the world competing to be the very best there is with a pair of skis on my feet. As a youngster I was a soccer player and a part of a marching band, but as I got older I realized that if I wanted to be good as an alpine skier, I had to dedicate 100% of my time to that sport. Standing here looking back, I don’t regret making that decision. Now,...
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