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Email Coach Ciera Freson – [email protected]

2019 Schedule

January 19-20
Winter Park – SL/GS

January 26-27
Crested Butte – 2SL

February 2-3
Mt. Hogadon – 2SL

February 9-10
Telluride – 2GS

February 16-17
Powderhorn – GS/SL

February 21-24 :: REGIONALS
Red Lodge Mountain – Red Lodge, MT

March 10-16 :: NATIONALS
Snow King Resort – Jackson, WY

Meet the Coach

Ciera Freson- Head Coach

[email protected]

Coach Ciera Freson

Hometown- Wenatchee, Washington

During the off season, I’m usually:

I own Lucky Penny Events, so I’m usually panning 20 different weddings and getting on my mountain bike when I can.

Fun fact about you:

I knocked my two front teeth out in a slalom race (kids, wear your mouth guard), but I want you to know I finished the race.

Alpine Skiing News:

WCU Alpine Team in Winter Park

Alpine Winter Park

The Western Alpine team attended their first ski race of 2019 this weekend, January 19th ...
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Western Mountain Sports Alpine Ski team checking out the course

Alpine Ski Team Heads To Regional Event in Jackson

Words and photos by Meghan LaHatte   The Alpine Team woke up bright and early Wednesday morning ...
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Western Colorado University girls Nordic Ski team

Western Nordic Team Wins at Home Events

The Western Mountain Sports Nordic Ski Team hosted the USCSA Rocky Mountain Conference this past ...
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Alpine Ski Racing is back at Western!

After a five year break, Western racers once again took to the slopes in the winter of 2014-2015 to recreate the once dominant Alpine Ski Team.  Western racers compete in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA).

Alpine Racing has a glorious history in the Gunnison Valley and on the Western Colorado University Campus.  The Mountain Sports Program is thrilled to be a part of the next page in The Alpine Ski Team’s dynamic story.

The 1951 WSC (now Western) ski team. L to R, Frank LeFevre of Gunnison; Craig Izett of Denver; George Arnis of Leadville; Sven Wiik, team coach and two-time U.S. Olympic coach; Mack Miller from Idaho; Dolf Kuss of Leadville; and Team Manager Gene Brockway of Glenwood Springs. Photo Courtesy of Duane Vandenbusche.

Western’s Alpine Ski Team is lead by former Western NCAA skier, Ciera Freson as head coach for 16-17.  With a strong group of young skiers, this season should be another giant step for the return to alpine greatness at Western. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the Head Alpine Coach, Ciera Freson, at [email protected].


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