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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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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The Youth Jump Team and the Devo XC Team collectively raises over $5,000 for the next generation of nordic athletes! The Youth Jump Team had a friendly competition to raise funds for ski jumping equipment on January 30. NYSEF keeps a fleet of jumping equipment for easy entry into the sport and is able to…

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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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NYSEF athlete, Maddie has been on the IBU Cup this season with the US Biathlon Team. She placed 6th (a personal best) earlier this year and just  landed on her FIRST Podium in 3rd in Brezno- Osrblie, Solvakia today! More on Maddie’s success this season and the IBU Cup can be found through this link.

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January athlete of the month is seventeen-year-old Amanda Quiles – an alpine athlete competing with the NYSEF Gore program. Amanda is a junior at Mahwah High School in NJ and learned how to ski at Jiminy Peak (Hancock, MA) when she was four-years-old. Not long after her first turns, she joined the local race program…

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