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NYSEF athlete, Bryce Kloc jumping in Brattleboro, V.T.

Schulz places 1st at Middlebury Carnival

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NYSEF and Lake Placid High School alum Karl Schulz skated to first place in the Middlebury Carnival on Saturday, February 16. After this recent finish at the Carnival, he is now ranked 3rd overall on the EISA circuit. Check out EISA Skiing to learn more.

Empire Winter Games Recap


The 2019 Empire State Winter Games were hosted in the Adirondacks from January 31 - February 3. Now in their 39th year, the Games brought together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 different winter sports events. For photos and results, visit the Empire State Winter Games website. 

Jumping in CT & VT


NYSEF ski jumping and nordic combined athletes have been on the road the past two weekends. Athletes of all ages traveled to Salisbury, CT, where the U10 boys picked up podium sweeps on the K20 and K30 hills. The following weekend the older athletes traveled to Brattleboro, VT to compete on the K90 in the final US Cup event of the year. More information on their successes can be found here.

Trixie goes to Junior Worlds



Alpine Canada recently announced its U21 selection for the upcoming World Junior Championships. Out of the 4 women selected, NYSEF alum Trixie Lever was one of them! She is representing Canada in Val di Fassa, Italy. More information on the selection can be found here.

Freeride February!

February has been a busy month for the Freeride team as it sits right in the heart of competition season. We started the month with Empire State Winter Games and are closing the month in Seven Springs, PA for the USASA Revolution Tour qualifier. Followed by the qualifier the slopestyle team heads to the US Ski and Snowboard Revolution Tour. There is little time to rest. See what to look out for in March, here.

NYSEF alum places 3rd in World Cup


Great job to NYSEF and Northwood School alum Kevin Drury for placing 3rd at World Championships in the ski cross competition at Solitude Mountain, UT! Check out the video of his run.

U16 State Championships

U19/U21 State Championships

Womens GS Podium at Gore Mountain

The U16s had a busy weekend (February 22-24) at Gore and West Mountain for U16 State Championships. They competed with the best in New York State for the chance to qualify for the U16 Eastern Championships (March 8-13 at Sugarloaf, ME) and Eastern Finals (March 15-18 at our own Gore Mountain). At these events, 25 NYSEF athletes will compete with the top competitors in the Eastern Region.

Top performers at the Eastern Championships have the opportunity to compete in the U16 National Championships, March 31- April 4 in Breckenridge, CO with the Rocky-Central and Western Regions. More information on these US Ski and Snowboard events and how to qualify can be found at usskiandsnowboard.org.

Results from the NYSSRA U16 State Championships, can be found here.

Mens GS Podium at West Mountain

The U19s switched venues with the U16s during the course of this past weekend for their Championship events between Gore and West Mountains. Due to the weather, Gore hosted a SL race on Sunday, February 24 instead of the originally placed Super G. Athletes competed for a chance to qualify for U19/U21 Finals (taking place on March 21-24 at Gore Mountain).

From NYSEF, 7 women and 7 men will be participating in U19/U21 Finals.

Results from U19/U21 State Championships, can be found here.

Belleayre Alpine and Freeride Updates!


NYSEF at Belleayre had a great Presidents’ Weekend training as a team at home on the hill, Dot Nebel. Program Director Jim Catalano, along with the awesome grooming team, built some sweet terrain for the Rip Van Winkle Council U12 Flight Camp that we hosted last weekend. Photos from the camp can be found here. As U16/19 competed at States February 22-24 weekend, and the U14s are gearing up for their States at Whiteface in early March. The U10 and U12 athletes are ready for Kandahar in March where they will compete with other NYSEF athletes.




February has been an exciting month for freeride. On February 2, snowboarders attended a Slalom and Giant Slalom at Plattekill Mountain. Attending these events for the first time were athletes, Sienna Fahey and Reisa Reynolds.

Freeride athletes competed the full month of February with top results that landed them a spot to Nationals in Copper, Colorado. More results can be found here.

U12 Speed Camp

Cross athletes at Windham

NYSEF Alums at World Championships: Ski Jumping

NYSEF alums, Nina Lussi and Tara Geraghty-Moats have been named to the USA Nordic 2019 World Championship Team! Find more information on the event, taking place NOW in Seefeld Austria, at the event homepage. Excerpt from USA Nordic:

A team of 13 ski jumping and nordic combined athletes has been named to the 2019 World Championship Team that will compete later this month in Seefeld, Austria. The team will compete in a total of ten medal events beneath the Tyrolean Alps from February 22nd to March 2nd. The 2019 Nordic World Championships will feature a women’s ski jumping team event for the first time ever.

The team includes four men and four women on the jumping team, along with five men qualifying for the nordic combined team. Selection was made based on world rankings throughout the season.

The women’s ski jumping team will consist of three veterans including Nita Englund (Florence, Wis.), Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, N.Y.), who has returned in strong form from last season’s knee injury, and Tara Geraghty-Moats (Fairlee, Vt.) – a two-sport wonder.

For more information on World Championships, visit USANordic.org.


Gabby Armstrong (R) alongside NYSEF and teammates Tara Geraghty-Moats (Center) and Nina Lussi (L) on the National Championship Podium on October 9, 2016.

Athlete of the Month: Robbie Sinclair

January Athlete of the Month is Robbie Sinclair, a 14-year old, snowboarder from Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Robbie’s favorite events are boarder cross and slopestyle and competes with the youth men in the 14-15 year age circuit.

Although Robbie was born in South Dakota, as soon as his family moved to the Adirondacks, Robbie started riding in the backyard with his dad. Robbie transitioned to ride at Mount Pisgah and finally ride and train with NYSEF at Whiteface. Robbie loves to participate in NYSEF because of its mission and the coaches. “My coach (Head Snowboard Coach, Bob Witt) makes daily training fun while also being serious… it helps me develop as an athlete and continue with the sport,” Robbie mentioned. “Bob and all the freeride coaches, manage to be playful while accomplishing our goals for the day.”

Freeride Program Director, Mike Kirchner commented, "Robbie shows great athletic performances and has been the most improved this season…he is a great role model for his peers and other youth athletes." Robbie practices with his younger sister, Alexis, an 11-year old ski cross athlete. The innocent sibling rivalry in the cross course makes it enjoyable.

When asked about obstacles, Robbie answered, “the lack of competition and how small the field is in New York State.” In an effort, to compete with the best, Robbie has the opportunity to compete in Vermont and at USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain in April. In the off season, Robbie loves to swim and wake board on the lake.


Save the Dates

Emma's Lake Placid Creamery: March 2

Who does not like a sweet treat for a good cause? NYSEF and Emma's Lake Placid Creamery are partnering on Saturday, March 2 from 5:00PM to 9:30PM at their location on Main Street. Stop by Emma's before or after dinner for a treat! UP TO 20% of proceeds from sales support youth snowsports!

Ingrid Ormsby BBQ: March 4

Join NYSEF on Monday, March 4 beginning at Noon for a BBQ to celebrate Ingrid Ormsby’s life and support the Ingrid Ormsby Scholarship Fund with NYSEF. The BBQ will take place outside the NYSEF Building at Whiteface. Details can be found on the Ingrid Ormsby BBQ Facebook page.

Golf Open: June 9

The NYSEF Golf Open will take place on Sunday, June 9 at the Lake Placid Golf Course. Your registration includes: carts, greens fees, range balls, dinner, a commemorative gift AND the option to play up to 18 holes the Saturday before or Monday after the tournament. More information can be found at nysef.org/events.

Biesemeyer Takes First In Sarntal, Italy!

Thomas Biesemeyer had a successful Europa Cup Series in Sarntal, Italy. He took 1st in the Downhill and 3rd in the Super G. Check out Biesemeyer's FIS profile and next race events at fis-ski.com.

Chance to win a spa day? Yes, please!

Tickets can be purchased in the NYSEF building from the front desk or from a NYSEF athlete. Tickets are $10/ticket or $50/6 tickets. Proceeds benefit youth snowsports in our region! Thank you for the support.

Other Important dates

more events will be added throughout the season

February 27- March 2: Jumping Junior Nationals in Park City, UT

March 2: Ice Cream Party at Emma's Lake Placid Creamery- Social

March 2: USASA Ski cross Finals at Gore

March 2-5: U14 State Champs at Whiteface

March 3: USASA Railjam Finals at Gore

March 4: Ingrid Ormsby BBQ at NYSEF-WF Training Center- Social

March 11-16: XC Junior Nationals in Anchorage, Alaska

March 15-18: USSA Eastern U16 Finals at Gore

March 16-19: U14 Easterns at Whiteface

March 22-24: USSA Eastern U19/21 Finals and NYSSRA Future Stars at Gore

March 29- April 4: USASA Freeride Nationals at Copper Mountain, CO

June 9: Annual Golf Open-Social

August 24: Summer Benefit - Social