So, you might be new to UW or simply new to the Huksy Ski Team. You might want some information to let you know what the team's all about. The best way to get information tends to be in person. That way, you can get to know some people on the team and they can answer your questions as they arise. We will be scheduling some informational meetings very soon where you can get all the info you need about what it's like to be on the team and what you have to do to be a part of it.
For now, we're planning on doing some tabling this Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, as part of the Student Activities Fair. We should be around at a table in Red Square from 10:30 to 2:30. Feel free to come by and say "hello."
For those that have no idea, the Husky Ski Team is a club Ski Racing team. We compete in USCSA (United States Collegiate Skiing Asscoiation) events against other schools in the area (WSU, Oregon, University of Idaho, UBC, etc.) and race both Slalom and Giant Slalom. During the season, we practice on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Summit at Snoqualmie and then travel to the races on the weekend. Although we are a racing team per se we don't require any previous racing experience and the majority of our team members began racing in college. That being said, if you've only skiied bunny slopes, we're probably not what you're looking for. Also, if you've raced before there's some good competition to be had that's much lower pressure than traditional USSA/FIS style races. Ultimately everyone is out to have a good time and we're pretty good at doing it.
We're extremely flexable with levels of commitment and understand that everyone is busy. We also understand that most of us are poor college students and do everything in our power to make skiing as cheap as possible for those on the team. With carpooling, gear hook-ups, and shared accomodation, I guarantee this the most affordable way to ski up to four days a week and at variety of resorts.
Hope to see you all at a table or an informational meeting.