Nordic

LaCavalla To Be Director Of Communications / Development

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has hired Danielle LaCavalla as its Director of Communications and Development. LaCavalla replaces Beatty Schlueter, who has assumed leadership of the NYSEF Winter Term Program for the 2017-2018 season. LaCavalla, a NYSEF program alumna, grew up just outside of New York City and skied at Windham Mountain in…

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MacDowell To Lead NYSEF Cross-Country Program

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has announced that Shane MacDowell will become the new Head Cross-Country Ski Coach effective September 1, 2017. MacDowell replaces Margaret Maher, who has held the position since 2006. MacDowell, originally from Peru, Massachusetts in Berkshire County, attended Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vermont as a cross-country skier…

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The 2017 Season Goes Out with a Bang: Skimeister

NYSEF Board Chair, Gregory Harden (AKA “The Claw”), Where’s Your Butta?!   What a perfect way to end an incredible season!! Thanks to everyone who came out this year for the NYSEF Snowsports 2017 Skimeister.  See the full race album below:     Check out Jim Taylor’s article that perfectly sums up why we will…

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Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Jr. Nationals

By: Colin Delaney, NYSEF Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Coach On the first week of March, Larry Stone and I traveled with a team of 9 Eastern athletes (NYSEF athletes on the trip were Brian Byrne, Beckett Ledger, and Matt White) to the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, Illinois for Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined…

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2017 New England Bill Koch Festival

By: Sophie McClelland, NYSEF Nordic Coach Every year the New England Ski community and beyond gets together to celebrate youth skiing. The New England Bill Koch Festival is known as a weekend of organized chaos with races and lots of fun and games. It is always a highlight of the season for many young NYSEF athletes.…

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Bailey and Ledger Claim National Biathlon Titles

Congratulations to Lowell Bailey (NYSEF Nordic alum) and Van Ledger (NYSEF Nordic U16 biathlete) on recently claiming national titles at the US Biathlon Championships, held last weekend in Jericho, VT! Link to results   Bailey, fresh off his best season to date on the World Cup, won the national Pursuit and Mass Start titles, and…

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XC High School Championship Highlights

NYSPHSAA Skiing State Championships NYSEF athletes Henry McGrew (LPHS), Scott Schulz (LPHS) and Gabby Armstrong (LPHS) each earned individual titles at the NYSPHSAA Skiing State Championships held at Gore Mountain Nordic Center in North Creek, NY. Henry and Gabby placed 1st in the classic individual race and Scott and Gabby were named overall state champions with combined…

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2017 USSA XC Junior Nationals Video and Results RECAP

What a spectacular week it was at the Olympic Jumping Complex for the 2017 USSA XC Junior National Championships! Miss the action live? Be sure and check out these fantastic video recaps of all the daily highlights courtesy of FasterSkier and Blazing Pines Productions! Also, you can watch the entire LiveStream recap courtesy of our friends…

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XC Junior National Champs UNDERWAY in Lake Placid

For the first time since 2004, Junior National Championship XC racing returns to Lake Placid, and what a first day of action it was! Event website Link to live timing/results Live Stream: Watch from home! Event schedule Event schedule:  WEDNESDAY, MAR 8 Classic Sprint (1.5km) – Olympic Jumping Complex 7:00 am: Course open for inspection 8:30…

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2017 USSA XC Junior National Championships

NYSEF Nordic athletes are excited to have the 2017 USSA XC Junior National Championships in Lake Placid this March! This is the premier junior event each winter and will feature over 350 of the fastest athletes ages 14-19 in the nation. Junior Nationals rotates between the 10 divisions and makes a stop in Lake Placid…

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