Nordic Skiing Program
As one the founding members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) the St. Lawrence ski team competes at the highest level of intercollegiate skiing in the U.S. The ski team is a member of the EISA and regularly qualifies athletes to the Men's and Women's NCAA Skiing Championships, which includes Division I, II and III institutions. These institutions include Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Dartmouth, Harvard, Middlebury, St. Lawrence University, St. Michael's, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine Presque Isle, University of Vermont and Williams.
St. Lawrence maintains an official designation as NCAA Division III within NCAA men's and women's skiing, which is non-divisional. As an NCAA Division III member institution that "plays up" in skiing, the program is looking to recruit highly-motivated and talented student-athletes who seek and embrace such a challenge.
To aid in this effort, the ski team takes advantage of St. Lawrence's close proximity to world-class training venues. Camp Fortune in Gatineau Park just north of Ottawa, Ontario, and the Olympic facilities in Lake Placid, NY, both provide outstanding training sites for the Nordic and Alpine teams.
Both the men's and women's Nordic teams' primary on-snow training site is just a 20-minute drive from campus. In 2012 the team acquired a snowmobile and equipment to utilize groomed ski trails on campus. Also nearby are a variety of top-quality dry-land training sites including wooded trail systems for running and several quiet country roads for rollerskiing.
Along with the EISA racing schedule, the team also regularly sends participants to the USSA Senior National Championships and the USSA Junior Olympic Championships.