Alaska university ski team reinstated after $628K fundraiser

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has reinstated the university alpine ski team after the program raised enough money to save itself from elimination.

    The board unanimously voted on Friday to reinstate the program after the team reached its fundraising goal of $628,000 in December.

    The University of Alaska’s board of regents voted in September to eliminate three sports, including alpine skiing, hockey, and gymnastics.

    The board also said it would consider reinstatement for any program that could raise two years of operating costs before the next meeting in February. It is unclear if the hockey or gymnastics programs reached their goals.


    More from News of the North