Begins Wednesday, August 19 @ Noon Ends Friday, August 21 @ 10 PM The Summer Benefit provides support for the various snowsport programs offered to young athletes at Belleayre Mountain, Gore Mountain, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, The Olympic Ski Jumping Complex and Whiteface. Traditionally, the evening includes a dinner with cocktails and music, a silent auction…

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Meet NYSEF Board Member, Richard Vance Smith. When he is not doing Board duties, he is an Otolaryngologist (ENT) specializing in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery. How long have you been on the NYSEF Board? 2012 Did you ski/ride and/or race/compete, if so, can you briefly discuss your skiing/riding history? Rich ski raced in High…

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Meet our new cross-country skiing coach, Christopher Rose! Chris will be helping our Devo XC program this season and has a 12-year-old son in the program. Chris began cross-country skiing in the 90’s to stay fit for mountain biking and has served as president of the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSERA) for cross-country…

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Congrats to all the NYSEF graduating Nordic seniors! Van Ledger: will take a gap year to continue training with NYSEF for biathlon! His big goal for the season is attending IBU Youth World Championships in February! Kai Frantz: will be attending and skiing for St Lawrence University in the fall! He will be training and…

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Email from Freeride Program Director, Mike Kirchner: I am pleased to be able to announce that Ramps & Tramps are back on for the Summer with a tentative start date of July 1st* ! NYSEF will be offering daily training Wednesday through Sunday each week via our freeride coaches Gavin Fritz, Jackson Deeney, and new…

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Meet Head U12 Coach at Belleayre, Doug (Frog) Aaronson! In 1957, Frog started skiing in Rougemont, Switzerland and did his first GS race at age 4 ½…from then on… he was hooked on skiing fast! He moved to London and joined the Kandahar Ski Club (training mainly in Murren, Switzerland). In London, he represented his…

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“Like many organizations, NYSEF has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with canceled races, social events, camps, summer programming, etc. However, even in this challenging time, we will always have our strongest asset– the mass of individuals that make up the greater NYSEF community who all play integral roles in spinning the supportive webbing…

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The Best Individual Costume was by alpine athlete, Lincoln, who dressed up as Assistant U14 Coach, Kyle Penny*. In response to the costume, Coach Penny said, “imitation is the best form of flattery. Lincoln captured the serious and hard work, we coaches, provide daily… and I expect an updated drill in the future.” THANK YOU…

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