The Columbia Ski Team is Columbia University's only skiing and snowboarding club. Also known as Columbia University Alpine Racing Team, CU Ski and Ride, Columbia Ski and Snowboard Club, Harlem Alpine Racing, or any combination of the above, the team provides a competitive environment for skiers and snowboarders to hone their skills on the racing slope and terrain park while fostering development among less advanced skiers and riders. Competitions, including Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Slopestyle, are run under the auspices of the US Collegiate Snowsport Association within the New Jersey Conference. With plenty of time to free-ski off the racing slope there's no limit on creativity. The team affords a fun social environment, providing the opportunity to make year-round relationships that may well last beyond graduation.