Ivy League for Skiers (Snow)



In an article for Snow magazine, David Shribman ’76 details Dartmouth’s contributions and connections to winter sports, highlighting the achievements of Dartmouth Olympians, the legacy of the Dartmouth Outing Club, and many other winter traditions.

“But for more than a century, Dartmouth has been the skiing college—the skiers’ college, the college where a religion major could take skiing for credit and then go off to do graduate work at Cambridge University in philosophy of religion and ponder the difficult writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein,” writes Shribman. “It has stood apart from its Ivy sisters in its joyous celebration of the outdoors and its careful cultivation of skiers. Can it be a coincidence, or is it just poetry, that one of its students was a bard whose last name was Frost?”

Read the full story, published in the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Snow magazine.

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