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“This is how we do it.”- Montell Jordan

Getting to know World Cup Athlete, New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) Alum and Simsbury, C.T. Native, Erik Sparkowski “This is how we do it…” is frequently playing from Erik Sparkowski’s headphones prior to a competition. When asked if he had any rituals before a large race event, Sparkowski answered, “I just want to have…

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Harry Eldridge: Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) hosted by NYSEF

Harry Eldridge NYSEF JNQ Location: Mt. Van Hoevenberg 220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946 Date: Saturday, January 20 – Sunday January 21, 2018 Schedule Below: *Both days of racing are USSA and NYSSRA scored –Saturday, January 20– Individual Start 5 and 10k Classic *Course open during races in direction of traffic only **All…

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Leading in 2018!

On Tuesday, January 2 the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) hosted their New Year’s Giant Slalom (GS). There was a men’s and women’s race with athletes ranging from U16 (under 16 years of age) to Senior (over 21 years of age) levels. In the women’s division, NYSEF and Winter Term athlete, Norah Dempsey (Saratoga…

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“It’s a lifestyle…”

Get ‘UP CLOSE’ with Freeride coach, Justin Perry and Freeride Director, Mike Kirchner as they discuss style, flips, training and much more! THANK YOU Lake Placid News! UP CLOSE: Free As A Bird … On Skis NYSEF Freeride Program Helps Skiers With Creativity by Griffin Kelly (Lake Placid News) WILMINGTON -New York Ski Educational Foundation Freeride Program Head Coach Justin…

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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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