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.

RECENT NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENT

Mini World Cup Series #1 – rescheduled to Feb 3

January 6, 2024

Mini World Cup Series #1 will be rescheduled to Saturday, February 3 2024.

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Building Strategic Alliances

January 9, 2023

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…

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WRF Head Coaching Staff for the 2022-23 Season

October 20, 2022

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.…

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What's Happening

Coaches Highlights

We would like to take a moment and acknowledge our amazing coaching staff & volunteers!! We hosted an Alpine Officials Certification clinic (see picures attached) and Windham now has 13 NEW certified Alpine Officials in the following specialty areas. Thank you to Erica Cullmann for helping to make this happen.

Referee:
Caroline Mutter
Voytek Jackowski
Molly Convery
Stewart Oldfield
Kostadin Kolev
Joe Layton

Chief of Race:
Mike Doniger

Jury Advisor:
Mark Kerpen & Paige Arthur

Race Administrator:
Patrick Convery

Timing & Calculations:
Arin Kornchankul & Erica Cullmann

Our team also includes a robust list of officials who devote time and energy to maintain their certifications in the off season by attending clinics and updates, including, but not limited to:

Todd Glick, Tara McCarthy, Doug Hall, Barry Smith, Nancy Bodnar, Mike Benchimol, Kyle Hildebrand, Craig Edgar, Ion Puspurica, Gabriel Fox, Leslie Hall, Guillaume Duc, Nitas Patthanakittikul

Thank you to all who give of their time and talents to make ski racing possible in New York and allow us to provide the safest and best environment we can for our athletes. Windham is incredibly fortunate to have such a deep bench of dedicated volunteers to support our races throughout the region.

Empire State Winter Games 2024  

Congratulations to the 2024 WRF ESWG Team

Women
Lexi Heins
Olivia Samuelsen
Joslyn Hughes
Emma Baitrusaitis
Penelope Salzman
Piper Cohane
Kanna DeSanctis
Kylie Samuelsen
Erin Klein
Martina Lizzeri
Lila Rosenberg
Lucia Mastroianni
Mia Szczesniak

Men
Jack Conneely
Aidan Fromm
Alex Puspurica
Rory Cullmann
Nicolo Cavoli
Maximiliaan Engelen
Micah Fox
Sami Feteiha
Jack Steinberg
Benjamin Fox
Julian Andre Baltrusaitis

 

WRF Athletes slipping the race venue. 

Our U16/18 team, U14 coaches and athletes for working tirelessly to prepare our race venue on Whynot.

Upcoming Events

March 2 2024 - Michael Gray Race

March 9 2024 - Mini World Cup Series 3

March 10 2024 - Jeff Tait Memorial Race

March 9-10 2024 - Last Weekend of Development/All Mountain Team

March 16-17 2024 - Last Weekend of Race Team

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program offerings

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.

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“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.

Erich Sailer

Contact Us

19 Resort Drive
Windham, NY 12496

1.800.754.9463
WRFsupport@windhammountain.com

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