Program Director: Jeff Jenkins
Lead Coach: Jeff Jenkins
Coordinator: Michael Haben
Meets: 2 weeknights (Tue/Thurs 6-8 p.m.); 2 weekend days (Saturday 9-1:00 and Sunday 9-1:00)
Coaching: Races, Dryland Training and Christmas Camp
These racers are 12 and 13 years old and compete in the NY West Excelsior Cup (SL, GS, and SG). U14 racers may also compete in U14 States. Racers must participate in 2 days of SG camp in order to be eligible for State Championships. Top finishers in States qualify for the U14 Championships race held in VT, NH, or ME and then, potentially, to Can-Am Series.
U14 athletes who are new to ski racing and do not wish to try to qualify for NYSSRA State Championships may choose to race in the NYSSRA Council Cup Series with the U10/U12 age group (though this is generally not recommended). U14 athletes in the Excelsior Cup series do not race in the Council Cup Series.
U14 racers not participating in States may compete in U14 Kandahar Series. Regional Kandahar Festivals break NY State into 3 regions (East, Central, and West). The West festival is usually held at either Holimont or Holiday Valley each year and is comprised of racers from the Niagara Frontier and Genesee Valley Ski Councils.
This program requires NYSSRA and USSS memberships, racer support fees, and a volunteer deposit.
See the USSS & NYSSRA Competition Guide for more details on the different levels and rules for racing in New York State. There are also more details on the Resources page.
NOTE: All ages referenced above apply relative to age on 12/31/22