The Bowdoin College Nordic Ski Team is one of only a few of the College's athletic programs to compete at the NCAA Division I level. As a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA), Bowdoin races against teams such as Dartmouth, UVM, and Williams, as well as traditional rivals Bates and Colby.
Official team practices begin in early October. Our team uses a large network of safe, well-paved roads for rollerskiing in the greater Brunswick area, as well as excellent running trails near campus and at Bradbury Mountain State Park. Bowdoin's proximity to the ocean and several rivers gives skiers access to many off-season training options, such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and surfing. On-campus facilities include a room dedicated to ski training, complete with a wide variety of strength training equipment: rollerboards, exergenies, converted rowing ergometers, medicine balls, and physio balls.
During the winter, the team trains at Pineland Farms, a world-class trail system located 30 minutes south of Brunswick. The Pineland trails offer some of the best skiing in New England. Due to immaculate trail maintenance, Pineland can open with minimal snow, and often has excellent conditions when other areas have little or no skiing. We also have a groomed 2km loop around Bowdoin's athletic fields, allowing our skiers easy access to on-snow training.
The head coach of the Nordic Team is Nathan Alsobrook; he can be reached at 207-725-3830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.