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.


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.


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…


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.…


What's Happening

Sending fast vibes to Kobi and Charles at Can-Am!

Please join us in congratulating our U14 athletes Kobi Bregman and Charles Bodnar who will be heading to Can-Am in Sugarloaf, ME.  We are so proud of these two home grown boys.  Both of the youngest of their tribe and part of our legacy U6 group!  This opportunity has been years in the making and accomplished through hard work, dedication and long term goal setting.  Make us proud boys!! One run at a time.

All of us in NY will be cheering for you.

Kandahar East Festival Wrap Up

Our U10/U12 took part in Kandahar Festival at Belleayre Mountain this weekend.  Overall total 289 athletes from 8 mountains were competing over a two days event.  The competition was fierce but nothing would stop our athletes for leaving all out on the hill.  Congratulations to all athletes, the coaches are very proud!!

GS Girls -  

U12: Katie Polizzotti (10th)

U10: Penelope Hawicz-song (3rd), Elayna Skopas (7th)

GS Boys

U12: Wyatt Earley (3rd), Jasper Storck (4th), John Sayre (8th) and Eren Ekici (9th)

U10: Andrew Rodrigue (6th)

Kombi Girls-

U12: Katie Polizzotti (4th), Angelina Hope Iannarone (9th), Lynne Polizzotti (10th)

U10: Sienna Cortellini (3rd), Penelope Hawicz-song (4th), Britton Stallmeyer (5th), Josephine Geiger (7th), Elayna Skopas (8th)

Kombi Boys-

U12: Griffin Stallmeyer (3rd), Blake Cullmann (4th), Ludovic Motylinski (6th), Briggs Siewert (7th), John Sayre (9th)

U10: Isaac Archibald (5th), Miller Hare (6th), Avery Sayre (7th), Gavin Hare (10th)

Congratulations to the U12, U14 and U18 Athletes!

Exciting news from the U14 and U18 race this weekend at the U14/18 States Championships.  A big shout out to the incredible athletes who have qualified for the U14 Eastern Championships - Kobi Bregman, Nicolas Purpurica and Charles Bodnar.  And a big Congratulations to Alexis Heins, Jack Conneely, and Aiden Fromm who have qualified for the U18/21 Finals.  Best of luck as you represent your state!

Hats off to our amazing U14 athletes - Emma Bonetto, Charlie Edgar, and Heath McGraw for earning their spots in Piche and will be joining the U12 NYSSRA Piche team - Ellie Patthanakittikul, Analena Liskovic, Zoe Liskovic, Lucas Baltrusaitis and Vincenzo  Mastroianni next week in New Hampshire.  Your hard work and perseverance have paid off.

Good luck to all athletes heading out to Kandahar next week!

Congratulations to the NYSSRA U16 Eastern Team!

Big weekend for our U16 athletes who went to the U16 States Championships.  A huge congratulations to Olivia Samuelsen and Rory Cullmann who will represent the NYSSRA U16 Eastern Team at the U16 Eastern Championships next week in Burke, VT.   Congratulations to Piper Cohane who has also qualified for the Eastern as well as Nicolo Cavoli and Lucia Mastroianni for making it to U16 Finals.

Well done to all U16 athletes who put forth their best effort this weekend!

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

March 2 2024 - Michael Gray Race

March 9 2024 - Mini World Cup Series 3

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

March 10 2024 - Jeff Tait Memorial Race

March 16-17 2024 - Last Weekend of Race Team


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.

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.

Erich Sailer

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19 Resort Drive
Windham, NY 12496


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