Posts by daniellel

A Message from Executive Director, John Norton

A message from Executive Director, John Norton: As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 begins, I want to commemorate how far NYSEF has come since its founding in 1973. NYSEF has and continues to provide educational opportunities and financial support for youth athletes pursuing a competitive path in snowsports. The program has grown to include…

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Hear from Dare to Dream Scholarship Recipients!

MAKE YOUR YEAR-END GIFT towards the Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund. ————– “Thanks to the NYSEF scholarship, I am able to progress as an athlete specifically for a week of racing in Anchorage, Alaska. In Alaska, I will  be a top competitor in my age group and (hopefully) qualify for international races. I am able to train and race with the best Nordic athletes in the world. THANK YOU for making this experience possible” -Scott Schulz U18 Nordic Skier ———— “I had the opportunity to participate in NYSEF’s Winter Term through the  Dareto Dream Scholarship Fund last season and most recently, this season!  When I participated in Winter Term, I worked harder than I ever had… the training paid off.Through the qualified coaching, the hands on tutors, and my supportive friends…I learned so much. I am thankful for everything  I can bring into my skiing career because of the Scholarship.” -Hillary Larsen U16 Alpine Skier and Winter Term A goal of the…

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2 Days to Go!

2 DAYS TO GO!  Chairman’s Fundraiser Friday, December 29 6:30PM to 9:30PM   COST:  $150 for a Couple $75 for an Individual $50 for a Young Adult (Under 30)  The price goes by $10 at the door. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    CHILDCARE: Childcare will be available at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) beginning at 6:30PM. Informatin on…

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Check out LOCAK ADK Magazine!

LOCAL ADK MAGAZINE did some highlights on NYSEF athletes. Check it out here. The article focuses on the ‘Up and Comer(s)’ in snowsports. Becket Ledger discusses Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, Emma Poisson chats about Alpine Skiing, Ellie Evans talks about Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon and Alex Saltsman brings some insight to training in…

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December Race Weekend in the Books!

Congrats to all the athletes who participated in one of the various race events this weekend, December 16- 17. NYSEF hosted a Giant Slalom at Whiteface Mountain on Saturday, a Freestyle Opener at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Sunday and a Slalom at Gore Mountain. NYSEF athletes raced fast despite the cool temperatures and were greeted…

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NYSEF Athletes Podium at North Creek Nordic Ski Fest

Nordic athletes competed in the North Creek Nordic Fest on Saturday, December 9 and on Sunday, December 10 in North Creek, N.Y.   The Upper Hudson Trail Alliance, Gore Mountain and the Hudson United Racing Team joined efforts to put on a great racing weekend. The classic race took place on Saturday and the freestyle sprint…

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UPDATE from Freeride

Athletes pictured (back row left to right): Jackson Deeney, Torin Yater-Wallace (U.S. Olympic Halfpipe team), Kaylen Reiley, Marc Bilow, Aaron Blunck (U.S. Olympic Halfpipe team), Joss Christensen (U.S. Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist in Sochi), Brian Gardiner, Gavin Fritz. (front row left to right): Zach LaBarge, Bryant Ward and Joey Cary. The NYSEF Freeride crew already has some highlights…

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NYSEF Athletes compete in the Elite Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined Competition

The Elite Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined team opened up their season in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The hills were in great shape despite the little snow that has fallen! We are thankful for the efforts from coaches and staff members at Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to get the hill in prime condition. There were 4 days…

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John MacKenzie Wilkins Scholarship Fund

Family and friends commemorated the life of John MacKenzie Wilkins on November 30, 2017. The Wilkins Family created a scholarship fund in memory of their passionate and charismatic, son. The day began with a some skiing and BBQing at Whiteface Mountain and ended at the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery. Everyone enjoyed some gondola runs and…

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