The Windham Race Factory is the premier ski race training program in the Catskills. It was started in 1971 and has been developing ski racers at all levels since then. We help young people become great skiers and spectacular human beings. We provide a fun, safe environment for our children to improve their skiing and ski racing skills while experiencing the joy of the sport and meeting others who have a similar passion.
The program aims to accommodate a wide range of skills and age groups. Our program strives to support both serious competition and recreational opportunities for all skiers no matter what ski level. Above all, the program is built to be an enriching and fun experience.
It has often been said: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. The more connections you have, both inside and outside of your organization, the stronger your business will become. A strong development strategy involves building and nurturing professional relationships. I see great opportunities in exploring these relationships…Read More...
We are pleased to announce the formation of the U10, U12 FACTORY Race Team. The FACTORY Team will be a small team that sits within our U10/U12 Alpine Race Team. First, a little history. This concept started as a pilot program we rolled out with the U10s during the season…Read More...
We are extremely excited to announce that veteran WRF coach Erik Anderson will join the WRF Leadership team as U12 Race Team Head Coach. Erik’s organization and communication skills, coupled with his approachable demeanor and professionalism, are the perfect fit to lead the WRF U12 Race Team into the future.…Read More...
WRF Jackets are on sale NOW
WRF Team Jackets from Arctica are available for athletes to purchase again this year. Jackets are completely optional and NOT required. Sizes are Limited. Don't Delay! Once a size is SOLD OUT, there is no more inventory.
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WRF U10/U12 Athletes @Kandahar Festival this weekend.
Kudo to all the athletes who gave their all on the hill and ended the season with a strong finish, well done. We're so proud of your achievements.
To the Coaches, thank you for your unwavering support and guidance throughout the season. Your commitment to each athlete's success has been nothing short of inspiring,
Lastly, a special thanks to the parents and volunteers who have dedicated their time and effort to make this weekend possible.
- 10am to 2pm
- Windham Mountain Sports
- We are moving this event up because gear like skis and boots is generally selling out earlier in the fall and we want to make sure everyone has the chance to get their orders placed before there are any supply concerns. This event is your opportunity to get the best prices on equipment for WRF athletes. We will have equipment reps and coaches on hand to help answer questions. If you are unable to make the event in-person, you will still be able to order gear at our sale date price by emailing Kate Cohane with the gear you would like to purchase at email@example.com.
- All WRF athletes are invited to join our coaches for dryland training. Details below! Our coaches would love to get the racers together for some preseason fun and bonding.
Who: All ski racers
What: A little fun and bonding
How: Join us for a bit of summer camp fun as our racers will join a team and compete in relay races, competitive Simon says and other fun games.
Where: On Wooly Bear
When: Directly following the equipment sale at 2pm on Sept 9th.
Why: We believe that, while racing is an extremely individual sport, that belonging to a team and feeling a sense of belonging is paramount to each individual's success and experience.
Our mission is to teach children how to become fantastic skiers and cultivate skills for life, all while fostering a culture of healthy competition and sportsmanship. We believe creating culture centered on the process of learning is a key to success.
"If we teach children how to learn, we empower them for the future"
We offer a complete range of ski development and race training programs. Our certified and experienced coaches use various training environments and the latest methodologies to provide the best development opportunities for our athletes.
Days Until Season Begins
“I Think there is more to ski racing than just ski racing.
It teaches young athletes and young people how to persevere in life. There are life long skills you are building out here and life long friendships”
Chip Cochrane, Maine Skier Hall of Fame
"The key to my success at Buck Hill is repetition," Sailer said. "Freeskiing isn't the key to racing, but rather repetition because it creates muscle memory. This is
a theory that has been proven over and over again.