LaCavalla To Be Director Of Communications / Development

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has hired Danielle LaCavalla as its Director of Communications and Development. LaCavalla replaces Beatty Schlueter, who has assumed leadership of the NYSEF Winter Term Program for the 2017-2018 season. LaCavalla, a NYSEF program alumna, grew up just outside of New York City and skied at Windham Mountain in…

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MacDowell To Lead NYSEF Cross-Country Program

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has announced that Shane MacDowell will become the new Head Cross-Country Ski Coach effective September 1, 2017. MacDowell replaces Margaret Maher, who has held the position since 2006. MacDowell, originally from Peru, Massachusetts in Berkshire County, attended Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vermont as a cross-country skier…

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Purcell Appointed To Head Alpine Coach At Whiteface

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has appointed Patrick Purcell to the role of Head Alpine Coach at Whiteface Mountain. Purcell returns to the Adirondacks, where his ski coaching career first began.   Purcell, originally from Goshen, NY, grew up skiing at Holiday Mountain in Monticello, NY.  He has served in a vast number…

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Schlueter Named Winter Term Program Director

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) has announced that Beatty Schlueter will assume the role of Winter Term Program Director for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Most recently, Beatty has served as the Development Director and U10/12 Head Alpine Coach at NYSEF for nearly 5 years. A longtime alpine coach and certified teacher, Schlueter is…

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Gabby Armstrong: December NYSEF Athlete of the Month

NYSEF is excited to kick off the new year by recognizing exemplary athletes for their achievements on and off the hill through the new Athlete of the Month program. Athletes throughout the club will be highlighted for their accomplishments including community service, sportsmanship, academic & extracurricular achievement and athletic performance. Athletes of the Month will be featured in…

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Winter Term Athlete Journal: December Term In the Books!

By: Hugh Dempsey and Riley Kern After a very fun and successful fundamentals camp in Colorado, eighteen athletes returned to Lake Placid to make some last minute improvements before the beginning of the race season.     Our daily life at the OTC is very jam packed with tuning, study halls, academic time, and workouts.…

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Colorado Alpine Fundamentals Camp Announcement

The days are getting shorter, and that can only mean one thing… yep– ski season is just around the corner! Details are finally together for our upcoming Alpine Fundamentals Camp, taking place at Copper Mountain in Colorado from November 25th to December 4th, 2016. Click here for the complete Camp Announcement, which includes information on…

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Some Fun Photos from U14 States

It was a fantastic weekend for our WT U14’s at NY State Champs at Bristol last weekend. Here are a few photo highlights from Sunday’s GS action: Cote… drilling it.   It was a pretty phenomenal weekend for Jaden Klebba!   Gaby’s amazing pole/glove explosion… and she finished.. and rocked it!   Klebba driving it.…

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Awesome weekend at U16 State Championships!

They’re just something really fun about hosting State Championships at your home mountain… especially when you get to shred full-length Super G, GS and Slalom over the pitch a million times! First, a huge THANK YOU to the hard working staff at ORDA and the NYSEF Race Crew for keeping our venue in AWSOME shape…

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