Utah has won 69 individual NCAA titles (including a pair of 20-km titles by Miles Havlick, pictured above, in 2012 and 2013). The team has won 10 NCAA titles as well as an AIAW title.
May 28, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - Fundraising efforts are underway for an on-campus facility for the University of Utah ski team. The 2,400 square foot building will house men's and women's alpine and nordic locker rooms, ski tuning rooms with modern ski drying racks and a film/conference room. There will also be space for equipment storage and covered parking for the ski trailer and vehicles.
The building will be located north of the McCarthey Family Track and Field, between the track and Ute Softball Stadium. It will be within walking distance of the Huntsman Basketball Center currently under construction that will house a strength and conditioning room, athletic training center and other wellness services for several Utah varsity teams, including skiing.
"The goal of the new facility is to provide excellence in support for our athletes' requirements," Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "This is truly an amazing opportunity for us to build a state-of-the-art building that will enhance our performance and exposure, and no doubt support the legacy and tradition of the Utah ski team."
"The new facility will be a great addition for us because it will provide a place we can call home," Utah freshman skier Kevin Bolger said. "This facility will provide us with the tools to remain in the top tier of NCAA skiing."
"Men's and women's skiing has a rich history of success," Utah Director of Athletics Chris Hill said. "With 11 national championships, Utah skiing is one of the most accomplished programs in the country. This project has been long overdue. As with all of our sports, we need to provide our coaches and student-athletes with the resources to win on a national level."
A start date for construction is still to be finalized, but plans are for the Utah ski facility is to open in 2015. The project carries an estimated cost of $750,000 and private donations are being solicited. Please contact Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney at 801-581-3524, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the project, naming opportunities, and how you can help fund the facility.