The Utah ski team opens its 2016 season hosting the alpine portion of the Utah Invitational."We have had an excellent fall training period and have scored well in some early season openers so I am anxious as well as optimistic to get the RMISA season underway," Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "We have typically scored well at home with the season opener, so my hopes are that this will trend will continue. No doubt there are unknowns in regards to how other schools have recruited, who is returning from break healthy and how the newcomers, including our own, will fare in the their first collegiate starts. We are well prepared. The coaching staff, strength and conditioning and medical team have pieced together a great program this fall with athletes achieving personal bests in many different tests. We have great leadership in our captains as well as returnees so we should open with confidence. I just want everyone to go out there and give 100%. This is it, the first stop on the tour to securing NCAA Championship qualifying results. We are always excited to race on our home venues Park City and Soldier Hollow. Both venues go out of their way to put on excellent events. I know the circuit really enjoys coming here to race."
The Nordic portion of the Utah Invitational will be held Jan. 10-11 at Soldier Hollow Resort.