Winter Term

Winter Term athletes get off piste!

Esteemed U14 coach Jimbo Johnston has always said “the best way to ski faster is to use the mountain as a coach.” Thanks to mother nature dumping a thick coating of the fresh white stuff on our beloved hill, Northwood and Winter Term athletes alike have been furnished with some of the best training conditions…

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What Winter Term athletes are up to when NOT skiing!

By: Emily Wheeler, Residential Life Coordinator Snow days! Just like every other kid who lives in a snowy part of the country, sometimes there is just too much snow to ski. Such was the case last week when all of the area schools shut down for the day due to the wintery-mix precipitation and unsafe…

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Winter Term Athlete Journal: December Term In the Books!

By: Hugh Dempsey and Riley Kern After a very fun and successful fundamentals camp in Colorado, eighteen athletes returned to Lake Placid to make some last minute improvements before the beginning of the race season.     Our daily life at the OTC is very jam packed with tuning, study halls, academic time, and workouts.…

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Winter Kick Off Party!!

Please join NYSEF and the National Nordic Foundation to kickoff the winter season with friends, a great party, and live music at the Cascade Ski Center in Lake Placid!  Advanced Ticket Purchase Strongly Encouraged Purchase your tickets here    

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Fourth Season of NYSEF Winter Term is Underway!

Well, we’re in the thick of things now. After a phenomenal orientation weekend held November 19-20th at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, our December and Full-Term athletes are hitting the business end of the ski season here at Copper Mountain in Summit County, Colorado.       Our two weeks here at Copper are…

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Food For Thought: Habits of the World Cup Top-30

If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek at the Leever Partners’ report: Analysis of Alpine Skiing 2016, it’s absolutely worth a look. Essentially, the initiative was a comprehensive analysis of the current FIS Alpine WC Top 30 (male and female) which sought to determine which habits these elite athletes have in common,…

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Quebec City: Big Air

This past summer has proven to be an incredibly productive season of training for the NYSEF freestyle squad. Athletes from near and far, young and old, trained at the aerial pool at the Olympic Jumping Complex both to learn and qualify new tricks and to perfect old ones. Athletes ranged from development juniors to national level…

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Emily Wheeler Joins Winter Term Team

NYSEF is pleased to announce the addition of Emily Wheeler to its winter staff. Emily will be serving as the Residential Life Coordinator for this season’s Junior Development Winter Term Program, living at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Lake Placid with the Winter Term athletes. Born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Emily attended Burke…

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Colorado Alpine Fundamentals Camp Announcement

The days are getting shorter, and that can only mean one thing… yep– ski season is just around the corner! Details are finally together for our upcoming Alpine Fundamentals Camp, taking place at Copper Mountain in Colorado from November 25th to December 4th, 2016. Click here for the complete Camp Announcement, which includes information on…

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NYSEF Names John Norton as Executive Director

We’re thrilled to announce that after 7 years of fantastic leadership by Jay Rand, John Norton will be taking over the helm as our Executive Director. (Both are NYSEF Snowsports/ Northwood School alumni). With 18 years of coaching and leadership experience, John has served for the past 6 years as our Alpine Program Director and…

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