January 22, 1982
The Vassar ski team inaugurated their second year when 189 skiers from nine colleges and universities—the largest field in National Collegiate Ski Association division III history—attended the first annual Vassar Ski Meet at Catamount, NY.
Although the home team was "trounced in their own tournament," as "Downhill Dan" put it in The Miscellany News, there were promising highlights for Vassar. Freshman Debbie Daigle ’85 placed third in the giant slalom, winning the first-ever trophy for the Vassar ski team, and Fritzi Horstman '84, "ignoring her wounds" from a "brutal fall at the top of the [giant slalom] course," finished "a mere minute behinde the leader. 'I'm not sure if my skis were waxed,' she said as she crossed the finish line."
A week later, "Dan" was able to report a resounding rebound when the Vassar team captured second place among the nine competing schools at Marist College's "ski extravaganza at Highmount, NY." The Miscellany News