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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A few highlights from the U10/12 end of season award ceremony and Picnic. Thanks to alumni Cecily Decker and Andrew Weibrecht these young kids got to spend a little time hanging with their heroes!! Click below to view the whole photo album:    

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NYSEF Board Chair, Gregory Harden (AKA “The Claw”), Where’s Your Butta?!   What a perfect way to end an incredible season!! Thanks to everyone who came out this year for the NYSEF Snowsports 2017 Skimeister.  See the full race album below:     Check out Jim Taylor’s article that perfectly sums up why we will…

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Founded in 2012, the Winter Term Program allows aspiring junior athletes the opportunity to access top-tier training and coaching opportunities, while continuing remotely in their school’s curricula through one-on-one tutoring support. The essence of the Winter Term experience is simple: Small, closely knit training groups, individualized academic instruction, world class venues and training environments, all…

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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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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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This past summer has proven to be an incredibly productive season of training for the NYSEF freestyle squad. Athletes from near and far, young and old, trained at the aerial pool at the Olympic Jumping Complex both to learn and qualify new tricks and to perfect old ones. Athletes ranged from development juniors to national level…

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In 2016, the The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) awarded $36,350 in grants to aid local youth athletes and organizations. NYSEF would like to give a huge Thank You to the UISF for all they’ve done for youth in the Tri-Lakes region. They are truly changing the lives of local athletes on a daily basis. To learn…

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ski sale

Join us Saturday, November 5th for the Lake Placid Ski Club and NYSEF Ski Sale. The sale will be at the St. Agnes School Gymnasium in Lake Placid from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. If you have gear to sell, or are looking to get fitted for the upcoming season, be sure to stop by. Don’t miss…

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