Skiing Heads Back to Maine for the Bates Carnival

Lily Brunelle skiing
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard ski team is set to travel back to Maine this weekend, Feb. 7-8 for the Bates Carnival. The alpine squad will compete at Sunday River in Newry, while the nordic group is scheduled to race in Rumford at Black Mtn.

The alpine team will begin the carnival contesting in the giant slalom on Friday, Feb. 7 and will finish the weekend off with slalom on Saturday, Feb. 8. The nordic action will commence with the 15km/20km classic races on day one, followed by the 5km/10km freestyle races on the second day of the carnival.

How to Follow
Location: Newry, Maine (alpine) | Rumford, Maine (nordic)
Start Times: Friday, 10:15 a.m. (alpine) | 10:00 a.m. (nordic)
Satruday, 9:15 a.m. (alpine) | 10:00 a.m. (nordic)
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What to Know

  • Sophomore Jack Despres tallied his career-best performance last weekend at the Colby Carnival, placing 13th in the giant slalom.
  • The nordic squad heads into the Bates Carnival after grabbing five top-25 finishes in its last outing.
  • Junior Nellie Ide has placed top-15 in an event in each carnival this season.
  • The nordic lineup brought in nearly 70 percent of the points awarded at the Colby Carnival.

What's Next
The Crimson is splitting states to compete in the Williams Carnival next weekend, Feb. 14-15. The alpine team will stay in Mass. for the only time this season to compete at Jiminy Peak, while the nordic group will head to Woodford, Vt.