Until we were faced with ongoing communication around the words: isolate, distance, no travel, and/or quarantine – ski racing continued to attract new and current families in its traditional fashion. Families were looking for normalcy and peer interaction in a time when nothing was normal. Before reviewing the concept of a virtual race with one…

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THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED SUPPORT THIS fundraising effort!  Congrats to the Winners of the raffle below: Belleayre Mindy Sinyak: Mid – Week Coaching (5 Private Training Sessions) With A NYSEF Coach Tracey Hazlett: Westkill Brewery Beverage Package valued at $150 Gillian Sands: Dinner And 1 – Night Stay:  At The Shandaken Inn Whiteface/Lake Placid Scott Reardon: Avalanche…

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In the beginning of January, ski racers from around New York State have looked forward to the Annual Hovey Memorial Race held in Whiteface (formerly at Mt. Whitney in the 1960’s). This race not only brings the state together to kick off the season but shows the supportive environment within the ski racing community –…

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NYSEF athlete, Jonny Kellock passed away this winter after his battle with brain cancer. The information below comes from the Jonny Kellock Foundation: The newly formed,  Jonny Kellock Foundation was founded as a legacy entity for our friend and teammate who battled cancer with courage and grit. Jonny was a beloved member of each community…

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We hope you can join us for a special event to celebrate this winter season and enjoy some sunshine on the green in Lake Placid!  Similar to years past, we are excited to host a fun event to raise funds that keep snowsports affordable for our local and regional youth. Funds raised from this event provide…

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Our February Athlete of the Month is Gabrielle (Ellie) Avallone, a 16-year-old alpine athlete from Southampton, NY. A current participant in the NYSEF Belleayre Program, Ellie started skiing at age 3 and was taught by her parents, Lynne and Joe, both of whom share a passion for skiing. Despite the unique challenges that her ski…

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Full U14 Race Calendar and Results can be found on nyssra.org. January 24: The MUD, SWEAT and GEARS U14 PANEL SL started off the U14 race season at West Mountain where many Whiteface and Gore U14s spent their Sunday, January 24. Downstate, Windham hosted a similar event where our Belleayre U14s raced. With the lack…

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We thank volunteers like Barb (photo below), who continue to support NYSEF and our athletes! Remember to show your appreciation for our volunteers at all race events and venues! Did you know? We all know this season is like no other. Venues like Whiteface have been short on lift attendants especially with no J1 students.…

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This year, more than ever, we are taking the competition around the entire mountain than a traditional downhill race course. There is an emphasis on FUN surrounded by a supportive team environment that NYSEF – our athletes, coaching staff and families create! Above photo is of The Belleayre U12s racing at Windham Mountain for their…

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