Our long winter season provides plenty of time to ski and snowboard. With our own ski hill, rope tow, and miles of trails, students have easy access to telemark, alpine, and Nordic skiing, as well as snowboarding, all without having to leave campus.
NCS students all have the opportunity to ski or snowboard at any level, from beginner to expert. Many of our students are new to skiing and snowboarding when they enroll, while others who are interested in racing or intensive training benefit from the world-class coaching available through NYSEF. On Tuesdays, the whole school spends the afternoon skiing at nearby Whiteface Mountain. We also offer weekend outings to other alpine and Nordic ski centers.
Toward the end of winter term, we hold our traditional Skimeister, an afternoon of Nordic, downhill, freestyle, and biathlon events at Mount Pisgah in nearby Saranac Lake. Many “medalists” of different ages and disciplines are proud of their cookie “medals” at the end of the event.