Climb to the top of Whiteface, New York’s 5th highest peak for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada *** WILMINGTON, NY – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Sunday, September 24 at…

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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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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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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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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: Pieter van Ingen, U16 Coach/Winter Term Dorm Parent The U16 squad arrived in Stowe, VT on Friday, March 10th for the 2017 Eastern Regional Championships, ready to bring their A game! The racers gathered at the start of the Super G on Main Street on Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort eagerly awaiting the jury…

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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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Congratulations to Lowell Bailey (NYSEF Nordic alum) and Van Ledger (NYSEF Nordic U16 biathlete) on recently claiming national titles at the US Biathlon Championships, held last weekend in Jericho, VT! Link to results   Bailey, fresh off his best season to date on the World Cup, won the national Pursuit and Mass Start titles, and…

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What a spectacular week it was at the Olympic Jumping Complex for the 2017 USSA XC Junior National Championships! Miss the action live? Be sure and check out these fantastic video recaps of all the daily highlights courtesy of FasterSkier and Blazing Pines Productions! Also, you can watch the entire LiveStream recap courtesy of our friends…

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NYSEF alum Lowell Bailey proved his success at the World Championships in Austria wasn’t a fluke by taking silver in the pre-Olympic Test World Cup in PyeongChang, South Korea, finishing 40 seconds behind winner Julian Eberhard of Austria, and 4.7 seconds ahead of multiple-time World Champion, 16/17 Overall World Cup Winner and multiple time gold…

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