Gore Mountain- Level 100/CEC, April 10-11

NYSSRA On-Snow Level 100 /  Continuing Education Credit

Gore Mountain, April 10-11, 2021


NYSSRA will host an Alpine Level 100 as well as a CEC (continuing education credit) for those in need.The Level 100 is a newer program that covers a well thought out platform of information and resources. This clinic will cover the on-snow portion. CEC will cover a host of sectional environments for skill development for all age groups.


These are both one day sessions (attendance required only for one day) and will be held at Gore Mountain, 

located in North Creek NY - April 10 and 11. We are offering two dates as the need to provide this opportunity has 

been asked for by coaches in NYS. These two dates may be adjusted as numbers dictate.


Please email me [email protected] by March 29, 2021 to be part of these clinics

You're invited: March 15, 7pm, Membership Meeting with Speaker and CBS Golf Commentator Dottie Pepper


1. Membership Update -Alicia Farone, NYSSRA Administrative Director
Website Update
Social Media
Annual Spring Meeting

2. Competition update  - Stephen Mergenthaler, Alpine Sports Director
Changing the Game
Collaboration- Expectations

3. Dottie Pepper - Author, Professional Athlete,    CBS Sports Golf Commentator, Skier

  • Topic: Common Denominators of Successful People

Dottie's Bio https://www.dottiepepper.net/about-the-author

Time: Mar 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 2738 4659
Passcode: 463704

Season Update February *see new races listed on U16+ page under NEWS

NYSSRA Staff, BOD, and all Committees have been working tirelessly to adapt and create a responsible, feasible, development and competition schedule for New York State during the 2020-2021 season. The challenges that NYSSRA and all programs have embraced this year within the COVID environment shows the adaptability, tenacity, and leadership that identifies the strength that we have together to not only survive but thrive under adversity.

NYSSRA has held back rewriting the NYSSRA Competition manual for many reasons this season, some, obviously due to COVID, and others as we revisit all aspects moving into the future. Taking this into account we would like to update you on some areas that we will move towards in the remainder of the 2021 season.

NYSSRA has been scheduling and rescheduling events almost weekly. We know at times how frustrating for planning this is, but has been unavoidable due to the COVID landscape in which we find ourselves. NYSSRA has consistently pushed ahead to keep a schedule that is responsible and effective to keep our young athletes and programs focused and healthy.

Holiday Weekend

Wishing our NYSSRA Membership a very Sweet Valentine's Day Weekend...and a safe and healthy President's week ahead. Get out and ski this week - the snow is great and weather is looking fantastic. We have a busy weekend around the  state: Labrador is hosting a U16+ Slalom tomorrow for Central region athletes, and both Togg and Buffalo Ski Club will host U12 events on Sunday. It's a great training weekend for many so focus, enjoy the snow, and prep for those upcoming spring races! Send us your photos: [email protected]!

Alicia Farone

Administrative Director

Panel SL equipment/ January update


 The 20-21 season has started with an organized and successful block of solid training and a few race events: Brantling (Flight camp and U14/12 Dual Panel SL), Hoilmont (2 SL races U16/19), and Whiteface (2 races SL U16/19). 

Mountain Council and RVW will have their first series of races (panel SL) this Sunday, January 24th. In the western part of the state, Niagara U14s have 2 GS races at Holiday Valley and 2 Panel SL at Holimont this weekend.

 The Development Committee asks that you take into account the requirements for U14 Panel SL equipment for athletes. Below, please find the criteria they have agreed to support and will require moving forward:

  • No chin guards
  • No shin guards
  • Pole guards with closed shield OK, cup style/open top not connected pole top- no go
  • Arm guards accepted but not recommended
  • Mouth guard recommended
  • Panel Gates  72” 27 mm FIS panel

 Ski fast, laugh much!


NYSSRA Newsletter/ Membership Update

The NYSSRA Staff and Board of Directors wish all a safe and great New Year!

NYSSRA has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to address many changes within NYSSRA as an organization, while we simultaneously adapt to the COVID virus that has affected everyone in so many different areas.

Items that have been on the agenda:

  • Reorganization with staff
  • New Website
  • Scheduling
  • Athlete projects
  • Coaches Education
  • COVID protocols
  • Awards and Teams

NYSSRA has changed the organizational structure to two positions: Alpine Sports Director and Administrative Director. These two positions have quite a bit of overlap with the addition of specific tasks in their area of expertise.

Stephen Mergenthaler- Alpine Sports Director

Alicia Farone- Administrative Director

2021 race season begins

As we kickoff our 2021 race season please keep in mind changes are sometimes happening quickly due to weather and health restrictions. Check our website often and thoroughly read all emails from NYSSRA or Adminskiracing. 

(special note: U16 Mountain - race will be this weekend at Whiteface, changed to SL, Women Saturday 1/9, Men 1/10.  *West: 1/10 Holiday Valley race has been moved to Holimont)

***ALSO, if you are a parent/ spectator intending to watch a race please check the host mountains spectator policy. You may need to purchase a ticket and/ or spectators may be limited. 

Happy New Year and have fun skiing!!