U14 Fundamentals Camp Information/Schedule/School letter

NYSSRA U14 Fundamentals Camp Gore Mt / Garnet Hill Lodge Dec. 1-4, 2022

School letter

Camp Objective: To gain early on-snow mileage through directed free skiing and fundamental skiing drills. Emphasis will be placed on team building, education, and camaraderie. The coaching staff will be comprised of age appropriate NYSSRA coaches and invited guest coaches. 

Cost: $675.00This includes breakfast and dinner, lodging, lift tickets, coaching, activities, and transportation for the camp.
$575.00 for those with Gore Season Pass 

*This does not include lunch or incidental spending money. 

Registration: Registration is first come-first served until we have filled to the maximum number of athletes that we can accommodate. Register on Adminskiracing.com Be sure to select with lift tickets or for those with Gore passes, without lift tickets. 

Location: Gore Mt. will host the NYSSRA U14 Fundamentals Camp and athletes will stay at Garnet Hill Lodge, in North River, NY. Garnet Hill Lodge is located in a beautiful rural area, surrounded by mountains and cross-country ski trails. All meals will be served in their restaurant and our hosts provide us with a comfortable environment and with a positive attitude geared towards athletes. 

Garnet Hill Lodge * this lodge is high up on a Mtn Rd. there is limited cell service here. Thirteenth Lake Rd
North River, NY 12856

Arrival/Departure: Please plan to arrive at the Garnet Hill Lodge, on Thursday, Dec. 1 between 6:30 – 8:00pm. (Athletes should eat dinner before arrival, or parents may purchase dinner with their athlete at the Lodge) The NYSSRA staff will meet you at Garnet Hill, where you will check in and be assigned to your room. Parents can pick up their children at 2pm on Sunday, Dec 4th in the NYSEF Competition Building, just beyond the Gore Base Lodge. 

Important Numbers 

Steve Mergenthaler NYSSRA  518-524-3328
Garnet Hill Lodge518-251-2444
Rich Burnley NYSEF 518-251-2825
Alicia Farone NYSSRA 518-545-8221

Athletes attending the NYSSRA Fundamentals Camp will be expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and mature manner. NYSSRA staff will go over the Code of Conduct on Thursday night at the athlete meeting. Infractions to the code of conduct will be dealt with individually. In severe situations, athletes will be sent home. 

Plan to work hard at during this weekend! Be prepared by hydrating and fueling appropriately prior to arrival and bring your positive attitude! We look forward to working you! 


NYSSRA and Garnet Hill Lodge are not responsible for lost or stolen items, so label and keep track of your things. Keeping your gear neat is required! 

Athletes may bring their cell phones, but they will be asked to turn them off during study hall and training. There is limited cell service in the area so contact will be limited. 

Mandatory Study Hall - Please contact your teachers at school and inform them that you will be out of school during this time. We will provide a mandatory supervised study hall each afternoon. If your homework will not keep you busy, please bring a book to read. There is wireless Internet available if you need to bring a laptop computer. (not terribly fast internet) 

Packing - You will be on snow every day. Please be prepared, as we will train regardless of weather conditions. 

  • Ski Gear – ski clothes, helmet, GS & SL skis (straps for transport), poles, ski boots, goggles, gloves/mittens, back protector, raincoat, warm layers, ski socks (no SL Guards needed) 
  • Athletic clothes, sweatpants, sweatshirts, shorts, t-shirts, athletic socks 
  • Comfortable clothes for evening 
  • Water bottle – marked with your name 
  • Sneakers & snow boots 
  • Backpack for gear to mountain 
  • Toiletries 
  • PJ’s 
  • Medication if needed 
  • Boot dryer 
  • Power or Protein Bars for a snack on the hill 
  • School books & laptop if needed 
    If you take medication, have any allergies, or have any other concerns, please see Mergs when you arrive. 


U14 Fundamentals Camp Dec. 1-4, 2022 DAILY SCHEDULE 

6:30-8:00pm- Check in at Garnet Hill Lodge 8:00-9:00pm – Athlete/Coach meetings 9:15pm- In rooms
9:30pm – Light Out 

6:30am – 
Wake up
6:45am -Warm up
7:00-7:30am - Breakfast
8:00am – Leave for Gore
9:00-2:30pm – Training @ Gore
3:00pm – Vans back to Garnet Hill
3:30pm - Snack, Mandatory Study Hall, video review 5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Evening Activity
9:15pm – In Rooms
9:30pm – Lights out 

– Wake up
6:45am – Warm up 7:00-7:30am-Breakfast
8:00am - Leave for Gore 9:00-2:30pm – Training @ Gore 

3:00pm- Vans back to Garnet Hill
3:30pm – Snack, mandatory study hall, and video review 5:30pm - Dinner
7:00pm – Evening Activities
9:15pm-In rooms
9:30pm-Lights out 

Wake up & pack bags
7:00-7:30am - Breakfast
8:00am – Leave for Gore
9:00am-1:30pm – Training @ Gore
1:30-2:00 – Athlete coach wrap up & t shirts
2:00pm – Athlete pick up at Gore & depart for home 


Age Group