Throughout the spring and summer, NYSEF definitely felt the sense of community and support from our members, families and friends. We want to thank everyone who participated in our Summer Benefit online auction, traditionally an in-person event held in Lake Placid. We also had over 35 teams participate in our annual Golf Open. These outpourings of engagement speak volumes about the members of our NYSEF community and we’re grateful for your support.
As some disciplines shifted their training objectives for the upcoming season, others continued with regular training, while taking the necessary precautions.
With summer on-snow alpine camps canceled, many athletes switched their primary focus towards strength and conditioning– getting ready to enter this season stronger and more fit than ever. Conditioning programs were offered to athletes in our Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface locations.
Freeride athletes continued training at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, gaining mileage and experience through trampoline and water ramp sessions, developing the technical skills that will transfer on to snow.
The Nordic community took advantage of the beautiful Adirondack landscape in and around their respective venues while rollerskiing, jumping and shooting several days a week. Some athletes received time on the jump hill in Park City, UT and Steamboat Springs, CO.
As the weather begins to change, our staff is busy planning and making sure this winter will be successful. Like many organizations, our priorities have shifted to ensure the health and safety of our athletes and families. The NYSEF community has always been generous in times of urgency and uncertainty – we ask that you consider supporting NYSEF in our COVID-19 relief initiative which includes the purchase of personal protective equipment, safety enhancement and modifications to our training centers and additional testing for full-time athletes and staff. This initiative will play a critical role in keeping our membership safe and sound.