In 1973, only 24 athletes signed up for the NYSEF Alpine Program at Whiteface Mountain. Today, NYSEF has grown to include 5 disciplines, 4 training venues, a Winter Term Junior Development Program and over 400 athletes, some of whom have competed in Winter Olympic Games. Training and competition venues include: Gore Mountain, Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex. It is through the collaborative efforts of over 60 full and part-time employees and hundreds of volunteers that NYSEF and its programs are made possible.
The success of NYSEF is due, in large part, to our donors. Without the vision of our donors and their on-going participation, be that attending fundraising events, volunteering time, or sending donations, our donors have stayed the course and shaped what NYSEF is today. Our supporters understand that it's not about how many athletes make the US Ski Team, but more about how many hundreds of kids get to spend their winters learning snowboarding, ski racing or ski jumping with their friends. NYSEF athletes work hard and our donors recognize that. Whether you're watching a 10 year old girl’s face as she catches her first air off the ski jump, or you see a 17 year old athlete pack his bag for National Championships, it's easy to recognize how every dollar donated has helped them get there.
We thank our donors for their generosity and vision which have helped shape what NYSEF is today.