Whiteface, Gore, and Belleayre Mountains in Full Swing with Competition

With the ski and snowboard season picking up momentum at Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountains, racers and riders have a full slate of competitive events taking place. With different sized events and levels of competition for a wide variety of age groups, these events create a significant impact for the surrounding communities in the Adirondacks and Catskills and provide guests with the opportunity to spectate while they recreate.

Whiteface kicks off the month of February with the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) on Feb. 2-4, with alpine skiing races, adaptive alpine, freestyle moguls, and ski and snowboard cross on the docket. Gore will host the U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) McBrine Division races the same weekend.

All three of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) ski areas will host freeride events, highlighted by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Holeshot Cross Tour stopping at Gore on Feb. 19-23 and the Catskill Mountain Series Boardercross and Ski Cross events Feb. 10-11 at Belleayre. Whiteface will host the USCSA National Championships from March 5 through March 9 and the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships (NYSPHSAA) on Feb. 26-27.

The race event coordinators for each competition vary from event to event and include the Olympic Authority, New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF), New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA), United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard (USCSA), U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSS), and International Freeskiers Association (IFSA). Together in partnership, the Olympic Authority is providing competitive sport development and opportunities for athletes.

Below is a list of upcoming events and is subject to change:

Reference Guide: Adirondack (ADK); Boardercross (BX); Catskill Mountain Series (CMS); Empire State Winter Games (ESWG); Giant Slalom (GS); International Freeskiers Association (IFSA); International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS); Men (M); New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA); New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA); NorAm Cup (NAC); Rail Jam (RJ); SkierCross (SX); Slalom (SL); Slopestyle (SS); Snowboard Cross (SBX); Super-G (SG); Under (U); United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA); U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSS); United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard (USCSA); Women (W)

Whiteface – Alpine

Jan. 31 – Lake Placid/Saranac Lake High School Carnival

Feb. 2-4 – Empire State Winter Games (ESWG)

Feb. 9 – NYSSRA U14 Flight Camp

Feb. 10 – NYSSRA U14 SG Training

Feb. 11 – NYSSRA U14 SG Race

Feb. 13-14 – U16 M RPS GS

Feb. 15-16 – Men’s National Junior Race, FIS Giant Slalom – U18 National Qualifier

Feb. 22 – NorAm Cup W 2SG

Feb. 23 – NorAm Cup M 2SG

Feb. 24 – IFSA 2 Star Jr/Sr

Feb. 25 – U16 GS

Feb. 26-27 – NYSPHSAA State Championships

March 5 – USCSA Women’s Giant Slalom

March 6 – USCSA Men’s Giant Slalom

March 7 – USCSA Women’s Slalom

March 8 – USCSA Men’s Slalom

March 9 – USCSA Parallel Slalom

March 23-24 – Kandahar Champs

March 30 – Spring Alumni – Skimeister

March 31 – Spring Alumni Race


Whiteface – Freeride

Feb. 3-4 – ESWG B Moguls & USASA SBX/SX


Gore – Freeride

Feb. 10 – USASA ADK Slopestyle #3

Feb. 11 – USASA ADK Slopestyle #4


Gore/Whiteface – Freeride

Feb. 19-23 – USSS Holeshot Nor-Am SX/SBX – NorAm #1, #2, FIS Race

Feb. 24-25 – ADK BX/SX

March 5-6 – USCSA SX/SBX, RJ

March 7-8 – USCSA SS


Gore – Alpine

Feb. 3-4 – USCSA McBrine Division

Feb. 9 – NYSSRA U16+ SG Training

Feb. 9-11 – Sports Page SG Races

Feb. 10-11 – NYSSRA U16+ SG Race

Feb. 18 – Kombi Ski Bowl Twilight, U10 WC #3

Feb. 19-21 – USSS Holeshot Tour SX/BX

Feb. 22-23 – NorAm SX/BX

Feb. 24 – U16 SL

Feb. 24-25 – SX/BX

Feb. 25 – Mountain Council U12 Flight Camp

March 2-3 – Open FIS W GS

March 8 – USSS Eastern Masters Championships SG

March 9 – USSS Eastern Masters Championships GS

March 10 – USSS Eastern Masters Championships SL

March 17-18 – U16 Finals SL/GS/SG/SX

March 22-25 – U18 Finals SF/GS/SL


Belleayre – Alpine/Freeride

Jan. 30 – Section IX High School Division 1 – GS

Jan. 31 – Section IX High School Alpine – SL

Jan. 31 – Section IV High School Freestyle

Feb. 5 – Section IX High School Division 2 – GS

Feb. 10-11 – CMS Boardercross/Ski Cross

Feb. 13 – Section IV High School Sectionals – SL and GS

Feb. 13 – Section IV High School Sectionals – Freeski/Freeride

Feb. 24-25 – RVW U12 Speed Camp

March 15-17 – Kandahar Festival



All events are subject to change. For the most recent details on ski conditions and event schedules refer to the following daily Snow Reports, presented by Ariens: Belleayre Mountain, Gore Mountain, and Whiteface Mountain.