The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) invite athletes to a Rollerski race weekend, September 15-16 in the Adirondacks. We are excited to make this a two-day race series and to take advantage of the Olympic venues in our region.

On Saturday, September 15, there will be a Lake Placid Doubleday consisting of a 3 kilometer freestyle prologue rollerski with an interval start followed by a 1.5 kilometer freestyle preliminary sprint. The Doubleday will take place at 9:00AM at the rollerski loop located at the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jump. Directions to the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jump can be found here.

On the Sunday, September 16, the Climb to the Castle Skate Race will begin at 8:00AM. The course will start at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain– New York’s 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 feet. Directions to the start can be found here.

Following the race events there will be a brief award ceremony for Junior, Senior and Masters Classes.

Participate, volunteer and/or cheer on Nordic athletes from around the country!

To register, click here. To volunteer, click here.

A detailed schedule of the weekend events will be posted shortly.

Questions? Contact Shane MacDowell at