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Winter Term

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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Moguls B Skiers compete in Empire State Games

On Sunday, February 2, Moguls “B” athletes, competed in their final Empire States Games competition. The “B” level is designed for entry level skiers, 7 to 14 year old, though it is open to all age groups whereas the Moguls “A” level is designed for the older, more experienced athletes with the opportunity to qualify…

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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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K20, K48, Nordic Combined Results and Ski Jumping Fundraiser: Empire State Games

On Saturday, February 1, NYSEF Nordic athletes competed in the K20, K48 and Nordic Combined Competition at the Lake Placid Ski Jumping Complex. During their competition, these athletes were also jumping for a great cause: to raise funds for ski jumping equipment with their furthest jump of the day! Great job athletes! Results and funds…

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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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Top Junior Results from Craftsbury, VT (1/25-1/26)!

On Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, local Junior XC Athletes were motivated to keep up with their fellow NYSEF alums in the 10K skate race and 10K classic mass start in Craftsbury, VT. Some notable results from the weekend are below: U18 Men, Saturday 1/25 skate event: Van Ledger (Lake Placid, NY) placed…

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