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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By: Bone Bayse, Gore Program Director There was little time to sleep this past month at Gore. A full event schedule and plenty of end of season parties kept everyone on their toes. Here are some highlights from March: Kandahar Champs, brought together to best U10’s and 12’s for a great weekend of racing Evan…

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By: Emily Wheeler, Winter Term Residential Life Coordinator As the season winds down, what better time to go visit a farm? The Full and Gold Term athletes took a short detour on the way home from the mountain last week to stop in at the North Country School (NCS), a neat boarding school for grades 4-9…

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By: Sophie McClelland, NYSEF Nordic Coach Every year the New England Ski community and beyond gets together to celebrate youth skiing. The New England Bill Koch Festival is known as a weekend of organized chaos with races and lots of fun and games. It is always a highlight of the season for many young NYSEF athletes.…

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Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the NYSSRA U16 Alpine State Championships got off to an AWESOME start today at Whiteface. First run GS photos are posted on our flickr page, here are a few fun ones.  

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You know that super fun time of the season when it’s mid-January and time is creeping by and March feels sooooo far away and all of a sudden HOLY COW EMPIRE STATE GAMES and then States are coming up and Lowell Bailey wins a World Championship and HOLY COW WINTER TERM and there are all…

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Empire State Winter Games

Once a year, all of our snowsport athletes come together to participate in the Empire State Winter Games, a weekend-long celebration of outdoor sport. It is the only time during our hectic season when our Freeride, Nordic, and Alpine athletes have the opportunity to compete in the same series, all together. We couldn’t be more proud…

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Well, now’s your chance!  Join the NYSEF Ski Jump and Nordic Combined staff and learn to take flight off the 20 meter ski jump, at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex! GoPro HD Ski Jumping: Down and Back Again from Forest Ledger on Vimeo. Details: All are welcome! Must be capable of skiing confidently on intermediate alpine…

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Photos are posted from our 2016 NYSEF Snowsports Harden Holiday Fundraiser! Sincere thanks to those who attended and helped us add to our DARE TO DREAM Scholarship Fund. We’re truly grateful for your support. Check out the full album from our Holiday Fundraiser here.

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