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LOCAL SAFETY SEMINAR EDUCATES THE ALPINE SKI RACING COMMUNITY

On February 9 and 10, the Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) , U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic Regional Development Authority at Whiteface Mountain (ORDA) and the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) hosted a safety seminar in conjunction with the FIS NorAm Cup races at Whiteface (February 10- 13).  The primary objective of the seminar…

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Moguls Skiing: The Most Graceful Snowsport 

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is made up of many snowsports with our largest contingent starting with Alpine Skiing, next is Nordic Skiing and last but not least is Freeride (freestyle skiing and snowboarding). Under Freeride there are several competitions to choose from: Slopestyle, Rail Jam, Big Air, Boarder Cross, Skier Cross, Snowboard…

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January Athlete of the Month: Grant Pedersen

Grant Pedersen is a 15-year old snowboard athlete from Mount Olive, N.J. and is a sophomore at Mount Olive High School. Grant has participated in the NYSEF-Belleayre program for the last two seasons and competes in boarder cross, snowboard GS/SL, slopestyle and rail jam. According to his coaches, he improved his snowboarding considerably this season…

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40th Anniversary of the 1980 Olympics: Hang out with NYSEF!

NYSEF Families: Lake Placid is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Olympics beginning February 13. Below are some events we hope you can attend. Excited to celebrate! Friday, February 14 4:45 PM: Participate in the 40th Anniversary Olympic Parade! Lineup is at 4:45 PM on the ground floor of High Peaks Resort! Wear your NYSEF gear…

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U14s at McCauley Mountain and West Mountain

While most NYSEF athletes were participating in Empire State Games, U14 athletes were also racing in the Mud, Sweat and Gears series at McCauley Mountain and West Mountain.  Local NYSEF Winter term athlete, Lilyann Fisher placed first both days. When asked about her training to prepare for these races, she said, “we are able to…

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Skier cross and boarder cross: Empire State Winter Games

NYSEF athletes had some great results at Empire State Games in the skier cross and boarder cross events that took place on Friday, October 31. Skier cross and boarder cross are a part of freestyle skiing and riding because it incorporates terrain features traditionally found in freestyle like bumps, rollers and banks. It consists of…

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Alpine Skiing of Empire State Games started with a Super G at Whiteface…

On Friday, October 31 the Alpine Skiing portion of Empire State Games started with a Super G at Whiteface. Athletes came from all over New York State and beyond to celebrate the Olympic region and ski fast! New to the first place podium this season was NYSEF/Northwood athlete, Norah Dempsey. Norah, a Saratoga Springs native,…

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USASA Series at Whiteface January 25 and January 26

The Adirondack USASA Series and NYSEF hosted the Slopestyle and Rail Jam competitions on Sunday, January 26 at Whiteface. Below are the top NYSEF results from the weekend: Photos provided by USASA Adirondack Series facebook page In the slopestyle competition: Snowboard Menehune (10-11) Boys Logan Casey placed 1st Liam Rabbitt placed 2nd Snowboard Breaker (12-23)…

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NYSEF Nordic Alums score top results at UVM Carnival in Freestyle event

NYSEF Nordic alums showed up fierce during the freestyle 5k and 10k on Saturday, January 25 in Craftsbury, VT landing one on the podium and several in the top 20! These collegiate athletes race in the EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association) NCAA Division 1 circuit– the most competitive college racing division in the country. Not…

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February 1 Ski Jumping Fundraiser

On February 1, the NYSEF Youth Jump Team is raising money for ski jumping equipment. NYSEF keeps a fleet of jumping equipment (boots, suits, skis) for our youth jumping program so athletes can be introduced to the sport and develop in a cost effective and safe way. We want each athlete to have at least 1…

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