If you want to be part of a cutting edge skiing program and are interested in endurance, you should consider the Mountain Sports Endurance Ski Team.
There is no other collegiate program in the country like this one.
Endurance skiing, also known as Ski Mountaineering or Randonee Racing, includes backcountry ski races like the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, the COSMIC Cup, the Gothic Mountain Tour and even events like Seven Hours of the Banana.
This type of winter training and competition also complements XC mountain bike racing by maintaining and increasing fitness and motivation and allowing the bike to be completely put away. These events are also a great challenge and a heck of a lot of fun. Check out this video from Endurance Ski Team Athlete Matt Clark: