Posted: Jan 12, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College Nordic program will host the Colby Ski Carnival to start the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association season on Saturday and Sunday at Quarry Road Trails.
With the weather cooling off Saturday afternoon, the women's individual start classic event will start at 2 p.m. and the men begin at 3 p.m.
For Sunday's racing, the women's freestyle mass start takes place at 10 a.m. The men's mass start begins at 11:15 a.m.
While the EISA Nordic ski season begins this weekend, the alpine skiers will wait one more week. The Colby alpine ski team will entertain the league schools at Sugarloaf next Saturday and Sunday.
Some of Colby skiers had the opportunity to race at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Alaska last weekend. Men's sprinter Andrew Egger qualified for the Under-23 World Championships in Switzerland.
Zane Fields, Colby's top male skier last year, did not go to Alaska. He made the NCAA meet in his first two years. Egger and Gabe Forest are co-captains for the men.
The Colby women lost two of the best skiers in program history in Olivia Amber and Amy Bianco. Vivian Hawkinson and Meg Yoder are co-captains for the women's team.