Tag Archives: Skiing

Students Weigh in on Winter Olympics Ahead of Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics will commence in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, Feb. 9 and will run through Sunday, Feb. 25. The 23rd edition of the Winter Games will unite 92 countries in competition over a series of 102 events, which will be divided between 15 featured sports disciplines. Traditional sporting events like alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, speed ... Read More »

Students Weigh in on Granite Peak Expansion Discussion

As the debate surrounding a proposed $54 million expansion of Granite Peak on Rib Mountain continues, students at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point say they understand both sides of the discussion. Granite Peak officials unveiled plans to expand the ski hill last year, which would add an additional 150 acres to the resort. The company currently leases 385 acres from ... Read More »

The American Birkebeiner

Birkie Fever has swept across the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this past week as myself and many other students headed to Cable, Wisconsin to ski in North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, the American Birkebeiner. What is Birkie Fever? According to Birkie.com, it can be described as “that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be ... Read More »

Skiers, Snowboarders Anxious to Get Outside

Winter sports enthusiasts may be disappointed with early-season conditions, but skiers and snowboarders at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are still planning to enjoy the downhill activities all season long. Luke Koch, junior communication major, said he normally skis a few times per year at Wisconsin hills such as Tyrol Basin in Mt. Horeb and Cascade Mountain in Portage. He ... Read More »