Feb 24

U16, U19/U21’s start weather challenged weekend of State racing with 3 top 10’s in Giant Slalom at Gore Mountain and Whiteface

The U16’s and U19/21’s each traveled to the Adirondacks with the U16’s competing in Giant Slalom at Whiteface Mountain and the U19’s competing at Gore Mountain. Both venues canceled scheduled Super G races and replaced them with a Giant Slalom due to weather issues. Regardless of the conditions, the HV racers remained steadfast and each age group finished with three top 10 results. Complete results are under the Results Tab.

U19 Women: Taylor Hubert 8th

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 5th, Max Carbaugh 6th, Christian Taylor 22nd

U16 Women: Candice Kasahara 7th, Katherine Wojnowski 8th, Logan Fredrickson 10th, Hayly Fredrickson 13th, Sierra Cappelli 14th, Phoebe Dunn 29th, Alaina Lah 41st, Claire Taylor 51st

U16 Men: Jes Sauereisen 25th, Connor Galton 52nd

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Feb 21

U16/U19+’s – Small contingent compete in VT Cup Slalom at Pico Mountain on President’s Day with 8th place result

A small group of U16/U19+’s competed in the Vermont Cup Open Slalom at Pico Mountain. Complete results under Results tab. Results.

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 5th (8th overall)

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Feb 19

U16/U19+’s bring home 2 top 5 finishes in the Empire Cup GS at Bristol and Silversmiths Slalom at Snow Ridge

The U16/U19’s closed out the last Empire Cup series races prior to States with a Giant Slalom at Bristol and Silversmiths Slalom at Snow Ridge with two top 5 finishes. Complete results under the Results tab. Results.

Bristol GS

U19 Men: Sean Nolan 11th (16th overall)

U16 Men: Dalton Potter 5th (22nd), Connor Galton 24th (45th)

Snow Ridge SL

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 4th (11th)

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Feb 14

U8 through U14’s conclude season with Excelsior Cup West U14’s named to State team and NFSC U8 Racer of the Year to HV athlete

The U8 through U14’s concluded a very successful regular season at Buffalo Ski Club as the Super G scheduled at Bristol Mountain for U14’s canceled due to weather. Congratulations to Hudson Marshall named U8 NFSC Racer of the Year. Congratulations to the Excelsior Cup West State Team members:

U14 Girls: Caroline De Rose 7th, Rory Sauereisen 29th, Megan Williams 34th

U14 Boys: Alex Wojnowski 2nd, Mitch Azcarate 5th, Ross Fuller 6th, Reichen Morrisey 7th, William Dunn 19th, Dylan Potter 24th, Ryan Scanlon 26th, John Smillie 27th

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Feb 06

U8-U12 NFSC Council Cup Kombi race at Buffalo Ski Club finishes include 2 Papa Buffalos, 1 Mama Buffalo and a Baby Buffalo for Holiday Valley

U8-U12 NFSC Council Cup Kombi race at Buffalo Ski club finishes include 2 Papa Buffalos, 1 Mama Buffalo and a Baby Buffalo for Holiday Valley. Complete results under the Results tab.

U12 Girls: Charlotte Harter 6th, Leah Smillie 7th, Latta Reese 9th, Maxine Palmerton 10th

U12 Boys: Erik Shattenberg 1st, Carson Corey 2nd, Harry Scanlon 4th, John Black 16th

U10 Girls: Molly DeRose 4th, Sophia Goldberg 5th, Hannah Goldberg 7th

U10 Boys: Jr Palmerton 3rd, Henry Black 6th

U8 Boys: Hudson Marshall 1st


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Feb 06

Kissing Bridge crowns HV Racer U14 King of the Hill and U12 King of the Hill in a day of exciting dual slalom action!

Holiday Valley U8 thru U14’s competed in the annual Kissing Bridge Dual slalom event and came away with King of the Hill for U14 and U12, a gold medal for U8, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in an exciting dual slalom shoot out event. U12 skier, Erik Shattenberg, won a new pair of skis compliments of event sponsor Mud, Sweat and Gears. Complete results under the Results tab.

U14 Girls: Rory Sauereisen 5th, Isabella Scott 7th

U14 Boys: Alex Wojnowski 1st, Reichen Morrisey 3rd, Mitchell Azcarate 4th, Ryan Scanlon 5th, William Dunn 8th, Nicholas Koerber 9th, Dylan Potter 10th, Isaiah Davies 11th

U12 Girls: Leah Smillie 3rd, Charlotte Harter 7th, Reese Latta 13th, Maxine Palmerton 15th

U12 Boys: Erik Shattenberg 1stHarry Scanlon 4th, Corey Carson 10th, Owen Griffith 15th

U10 Girls: Sophia Goldberg 2nd, Hannah Goldberg 9th, Grace Privitera 10th, Elizabeth Scott 11th

U10 Boys: Jr Palmerston 2nd, Henry Black 4th

U8 Boys: Hudson Marshall 1st, Gabriel Davies 5th


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Feb 05

The U16/19+’s close out the final day of the Empire State Winter Games with a bronze medal and 5 top 10 finishes in Slalom at Lake Placid

The U16/19+’s close out the final day of the Empire State Winter Games with a bronze medal and five top ten finishes in an exciting day of slalom racing. Results

U19 Men: Christian Taylor 7th (16th overall)

U16 Women: Logan Fredrickson 3rd (4th overall), Paige Duffy 5th (7), Candice Kasahara 7th (9), Hayly Fredrickson 8th (11), Sierra Cappelli 13th (24),

Phoebe Dunn 24th (40) 

U16 Men: Dalton Potter 6th (11th overall), Nolan Evans 21st (33)

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Feb 05

A silver medal and 7 top ten’s round out the second day of the Empire State Winter Games in Giant Slalom racing for the U16/U19+’s

The U16/U19+’s competed in Giant Slalom during the second day of the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid earning a silver medal and 8 top 10 finishes. Results

U19 Women: Taylor Hubert 8th (18th overall)

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 2nd (3rd overall), Sean Nolan 15th (28)

U16 Women: Lauren Thomas 6th (10th overall), Paige Duffy 7th (11), Candice Kasahara 9th (14), Katherine Wojnowski 10th (15), Hayly Fredrickson 11th (23), Sierra Cappelli 16th (33), Phoebe Dunn 29th (51)

U16 Men: Nolan Evans  5th (9th overall), Alec Nolan 7th (12)

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Feb 04

U16/U19+’s kick off the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid with 10 top 10 finishes in two Super G races at Whiteface Mountain

The U16/U19+”s racers who qualified for the Empire State Winter Games kicked off the 3 day event with 2 Super G races at Whiteface Mountain and finished the day with ten top ten finishes. Results.

Race 1

U19 Women: Katrina Surdyka 5th (13th overall)

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 6th (8th overall), Sean Nolan 20th (39th), Christian Taylor 21st (45th)

U16 Women: Katherine Wojnowski 6th (9th overall), Candice Kasahara 7th (10th), Paige Duffy 8th (12th), Logan Fredrickson 10th (19th), Lauren Thomas 12th (21st), 

Hayly Fredrickson 17th (34th), Sierra Cappelli 23rd (42nd), Phoebe Dunn 25th (45th)

U16 Men: Jes Sauereisen 12th (27th), Alec Nolan 17th (35th), Nolan Evans 18th (37th), Dalton Potter 43rd (63rd)

Race 2

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 4th (5th overall), Sean Nolan 12th (23rd), Christian Taylor 18th (44th)

U16 Women: Candice Kasahara 7th (10th), Paige Duffy 8th (12th), Logan Fredrickson 10th (16th), Katherine Wojnowski 12th (18th), Lauren Thomas 17th (29th), Hayly Fredrickson 18th (31st), Phoebe Dunn 31st (47th)

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 12th (24th), Nolan Evans 14th (27th)

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Jan 30

U16/19+’s close out the weekend strong in Empire Cup Super G events at Gore and Bristol Mountain with 12 podium finishes!

The U16/19+’s competed in the last Empire Cup series qualifier for the Empire State Winter Games in Super G races at Gore Mountain and Bristol Mountain. Bristol also hosted a second Super G race following the Empire Cup race. Result highlights include a second place finish at Gore Mountain and 11 podium finishes across the 2 Super G races at Bristol where HV athletes dominated.

Gore Mountain

U16 Women: Paige Duffy 2nd (11th overall), Lauren Thomas 8th (21st overall), Sierra Cappelli 16th (33rd overall)

Bristol Mountain

Empire Cup Race

U16 Women: Logan Fredrickson 1st (1st overall), Katherine Wojnowski 3rd (3rd overall), Candice Kasahara 4th (4th overall), Hayly Fredrickson 6th (7th overall), Phoebe Dunn 13th (17th overall),

Alaina Lah 15th (19th overall), Claire Taylor 24th (32nd overall)

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 1st (3rd overall), Jes Sauereisen 3rd (5th overall), Nolan Evans 4th (6th overall), Dalton Potter 8th (12th overall)

U19 Women: Katrina Surdyka 2nd (14th overall)

U19 Men: Sean Nolan 3rd (7th overall), Christian Taylor 10th (32nd overall)

Race 2

U16 Women: Logan Fredrickson 1st (1st overall), Katherine Wojnowski 2nd (2nd overall), Candice Kasahara 3rd (3rd overall), Hayly Fredrickson 4th (4th overall), Alaina Lah 10th (13th overall),

Claire Taylor 13th (16th overall)

U16 Men: Nolan Evans 1st (1st overall), Dalton Potter 4th (6th overall), Alec Nolan 5th (7th overall), Jes Sauereisen 6th (9th overall)

U19 Women: Katrina Surdyka 2nd (14th overall)

U19 Men: Sean Nolan 1st (3rd overall), Christian Taylor 6th (20th overall) 


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Jan 30

U14’s compete locally at Holimont in Excelsior Cup West Slalom, take home 2 top 5’s

The U14’s competed locally at Holimont in the Excelsior Cup West Slalom. The boys had two top 5 finishes. Complete results under the Results tab.

U14 Girls: Rory Sauereisen 25th, Caroline DeRose 51st

U14 Boys: Ross Fuller 3rd, Reichen Morrisey 5th, Dylan Potter 18th

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Jan 29

U16/U19+’s divide and conquer claiming a 1st place, 4 podium finishes and 10 top ten results at 2 Super G races on the same day at Bristol Mountain and Gore Mountain

The U16/U19+’s competed in the Empire Cup Super G at either Bristol Mountain or Gore Mountain. Highlights at Bristol included a first place, 4 podium finishes and 8 top tens. Gore highlights included 2 top ten finishes. Results:

Bristol Mountain

U16 Women: Logan Fredrickson 1st (1st overall), Candice Kasahara 3rd (3rd overall),  Katherine Wojnowski 5th (5th overall), Hayly Fredrickson 6th (7th overall), Phoebe Dunn 12th (14th overall), Alaina Lah 13th (15th overall)

U16 Men: Nolan Evans 2nd (5th overall), Dalton Potter 3rd (7th overall), Jes Sauereisen 8th (12th overall), Benjamin Wise 24th (33rd overall)

U19 Men: Christian Taylor 8th (20th overall)

Gore Mountain

U16 Women: Paige Duffy 7th (14th overall), Sierra Cappelli 18th (33rd overall)

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 14th (27th overall)

U19 Women: Taylor Hubert 11th (20th overall), Katrina Surdyka 14th (26th overall)

U19 Men: Nathan Briselden 6th (7th overall), Sean Nolan 19th (44th overall)

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Jan 29

U14’s start the weekend at home as Holiday Valley hosted the U14 West Excelsior Cup Giant Slalom with 1 podium and 4 top ten finishes

Holiday Valley hosted the U14’s for the West Excelsior Cup Giant Slalom. Result highlights included a second place finish and four top ten results.

U14 Girls: Caroline DeRose 7th, Rory Sauereisen 25th, Megan Williams 42nd, Isabella Scott 54th

U14 Boys: Alexander Wojnowski 2nd, Ross Fuller 5th, Reichen Morrisey 7th, William Dunn 17th, Ryan Scanlon 19th, Dylan Potter 23rd, Isaiah Davies 44th  

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Jan 23

U12/U10/U8’s open season with success at home at the NFSC Holiday Valley GS with 3 podiums and 12 top ten finishes!

Our U12/U10/U8’s opened their season at home with Holiday Valley hosting the NFSC Giant Slalom. Highlights included 3 podiums and 12 top ten finishes for the day. Complete results may be found under the Results tab.

U12 Girls: Alexander Smillie 4th, Charlotte Harter 10th, Katie Hutchings 14th, Reese Latta 15th, Maxine Palmerton 17th

U12 Boys: Erik Shattenberg 2nd, Carson Corey 5th, Harry Scanlon 7th, Owen Griffith 17th

U10 Girls: Molly DeRose 2nd, Grace Privitera 4th, Hannah Goldberg 6th, Elizabeth Scott 8th

U10 Boys: Henry Black 5th, Jr. Palmerton 6th

U8 Boys: Hudson Marshall 1st

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Jan 23

U16/U19’s+ finish the weekend strong at the Empire Cup Giant Slalom at Toggenburg with a 1st place, 3 podiums and 9 top 10’s

The U16/U19+ racers finished the weekend strong at the Empire Cup Giant Slalom at Toggenburg with a 1st place, 3 podiums and 9 top tens. Complete results under the Results tab.

U19+ Women: Katrina Surdyka 9th (17th overall)

U19+ Men: Nathan Briselden 1st (1st overall), Sean Nolan 17th (25th overall)

U16 Women: Candice Kasahara 2nd (4th overall), Paige Duffy 3rd (5th overall), Lauren Thomas 4th (7th overall), Sierra Cappelli 6th (10th overall), Phobe Dunn 24th (32nd overall)

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 4th (12th overall), Nolan Evans 7th (22nd overall), Jes Sauereisen 9th (28th overall), Orry Shattenberg 14th (36th overall), Connor Galton 37th (63rd overall)

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Jan 22

U16/U19+ A first place, 3 podiums and 9 top tens for a strong Holiday Valley showing at the Empire Cup Giant Slalom at Greek Peak Mountain

The U16/19+ team traveled to Greek Peak to start the weekend’s Empire Cup Giant Slalom events. The team finished strong with a first place, 3 podiums and 9 top 10’s. Results:

U19 Women: Taylor Hubert 3rd (5th overall)

U19 Men: Max Carbaugh 1st (1st overall), Nathan Briselden 4th (4th overall), Michael Mercer 5th (5th), Christian Taylor 18th (23rd overall), Sean Nolan 23rd (46th overall)

U16 Women: Paige Duffy 3rd (7th overall), Logan Fredrickson 4th (8th overall), Hayly Fredrickson 5th (9th overall), Sierra Cappelli 7th (21st overall), Phoebe Dunn 16th (33rd overall)

U16 Men: Jes Sauereisen 10th (31st overall), Alec Nolan 15th (36th overall), Orry Shattenberg 17th (38th overall), Ben Wise 34th (57th)

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Jan 19

Small contingent of U16/19+ men compete in VARA’s Open MLK SL in Sugarbush, VT on January 16

A small contingent of U16/19+ men traveled to Sugarbush, VT to compete in the VARA Open MLK Slalom. The field included 100 of the top U16/19+ men in the northeast. Complete results may be found in the Results tab.

U19+ Men: Nathan Briselden 14th, Sean Nolan 54th

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Jan 17

Holiday Valley Race Team logo wear samples and order form now available under “Logo Wear” tab on web site. Order cut off date is Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Sue Corey has done an outstanding job of putting together the 2016-17 season Holiday Valley Race Team logo wear. Check it all out under the “Logo Wear” tab on the web site. There are jackets, shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, hats, and scarves. She will have sample merchandise at the Training Center again this weekend. The order cut-off date is Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and order forms are available under the “Logo Wear” tab and in the Training Center.

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Jan 16

Holiday Valley U14 boys dominate in Excelsior Cup slalom at Song Mountain with one podium and 6 finishes in the top 25

The U14’s competed in the second Excelsior Cup series race with a slalom at Song Mountain. The boys finished strong with one podium and 6 top 25 finishes in a large field of competitors. Complete results under Results.

U14 Girls:  Caroline DeRose 13th

U14 Boys: Alexander Wojnowski 3rd, Mitchell Azcarate 4th, Ross Fuller 7th, Reichen Morrissey 13th, William Dunn16th, Ryan Scanlon 19th, John Smillie 21st, Nicholas Koerber 31st, Dylan Potter 44th

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Jan 15

U14’s open their season at Labrador Mountain in the Excelsior Cup GS with two podium finishes!

The U14 group traveled to Labrador Mountain for their first race of the season in the Excelsior Cup Giant Slalom event and came away with strong results capped off with two podium finishes. The field of competition this year is much larger since the U14’s are competing with half of the state instead of within the Niagara Frontier as in the past. The field included 71 girls and 69 boys. For all race results, see Results.

U14 girls: Caroline DeRose 3rd, Megan Williams 23rd

U14 boys: Alexander Wojnowski 2nd, Ross Fuller 8th, William Dunn 11th, Dylan Potter 20th, John Smillie 21st, Ryan Scanlon 23rd, Nicholas Koerber 28th

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Jan 10

U16/U19/U21+ A first place and 3 podium finishes for Holiday Valley at Holimont’s Empire Cup West slalom race!

Holiday Valley U16/U19/U21+ racers posted another day of strong results including a first place and 3 podium finishes at Holimont’s Empire Cup West Slalom race. See results tab for all results.

U16 Women: Hayly Fredrickson 2nd (4th overall), Candace Kasahara 3rd (8th overall), Logan Fredrickson 4th (11th overall), Sierra Cappelli 5th (13th overall), Paige Duffy 6th (15th overall), Katherine Wojnowski 7th (17th overall), Alaina Lah 17th (37th overall), Phoebe Dunn 23rd (45th overall)

U16 Men: Dalton Potter 5th (17th overall), Orry Shattenberg 7th (20th overall), Alec Nolan 24th (39th overall), Jes Sauereisen 25th (40th overall), Ben Wise 26th (41st overall)

U19/21+ Women: Katrina Surdyka 8th (12th overall), Taylor Hubert 18th (31st overall)

U19/21+ Men: Nathan Briselden 1st (1st overall), Max Carbaugh 3rd (4th overall)

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Jan 07

U16/U19/21 Empire Cup Slalom race hosted by Holiday Valley included 4 HV podium finishes

Holiday Valley hosted the U16/U19/21 Empire Cup West slalom race which included some exciting racing with 4 podium finishes. See Results for complete results.

U16 Women: Paige Duffy 2nd (2nd overall), Logan Fredrickson 3rd (3rd overall), Hayly Fredrickson 4th (4th overall), Lauren Thomas 5th (12th overall), Katherine Wojnowski 9th (24th overall), Alaina Lah 19th (35th overall), Phoebe Dunn 20th (36th overall), Claire Taylor 31st (51st overall)

U19/21 Women: Katrina Surdyka 3rd (7th overall), Taylor Hubert 11th (16th overall), Abbey O’Day 20th (48th overall), Haley Barden 21st (52nd overall)

U16 Men: Max Carbaugh 3rd (4th overall), Orry Shattenberg 8th (19th overall), Ben Wise 12th (23rd overall), Dalton Potter 23rd (36th overall), Jes Sauereisen 28th (41st overall)


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Jan 02

U16/U19+ race results for the New Year Day Open GS at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid

A small contingent of U16/U19+ racers competed in the annual New Year Day Open Giant Slalom at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid. See complete results in Results tab.

U16 Men: Alec Nolan 7th (17th overall)

U19+ Men: Nathan Briselden 8th (11th overall)

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Dec 31

U16/U19/U21’s have strong showing at Holimont’s annual New Year’s Eve GS

December 31, 2016

The U16 and U19+ teams competed with many strong finishes at the Holimont New Year’s Eve GS. The ladies swept the podium and had 7 in the top 10 overall and the men had 3 top 10 finishes. See the Results Tab for all results.

U16 Women:  Paige Duffy 1st (1st overall), Logan Fredrickson 2nd (2nd overall), Katherine Wojnowski 3rd (3rd overall), Lauren Thomas 4th (4th overall), Sierra Cappella 5th (5th overall), Hayly Fredrickson 8th (9th overall)Phoebe Dunn 12th (19th overall), Alaina Lah 13th (20th overall), Claire Taylor 14th (22nd overall). 

U16 Men:  Dalton Potter 6th (13th overall), Alec Nolan 7th (14th overall), Orry Shattenberg 9th (18th overall), Connor Galton 23rd (35th overall)

U19+ Women: Taylor Hubert 2nd (10th overall),  Katrina Surdyka 4th (12th overall), lMadeleine Cherr 8th (21st overall), Haley Barden 9th (25th overall)

U19+ Men: Nathan Briselden 3rd (4th overall), Max Harbaugh 5th (6th overall), Christian Taylor 6th (8th overall), Sean Nolan 11th (27th overall)



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Dec 31

Christmas camp comes to a close with a rockin’ New Year’s Eve GS race

A very successful Christmas Camp comes to an end with the annual Christmas Camp race. Thank you to all the coaches for a productive and fun week. Check out all of the great results. Go to the Results Tab for all results.

U10 Girls:  Molly DeRose 1st, Sophia Goldberg 2nd, Hannah Goldberg 3rd, Elizabeth Scott 4th 

U10 Boys: Henry Black 1st, Gabriel Davies 2nd

U12 Girls: Leah Smillie 1st, Charlotte Harter 2nd, Alexandra Smillie 3rd, Katie Hutchings 4th, Reese Latta 5th, Grace Privitera 6th

U12 Boys: Erik Shattenberg 1st, Harry Scanlon 2nd, Carson Corey 3rd, Owen Griffith 4th, John Black 5th

U14 Girls: Megan Williams 1st, Rory Sauereisen 2nd, Isabella Scott 3rd

U14 Boys: Alex Wojnowski 1st, Mitchell Azcarate 2nd, Ross Fuller 3rd, Henry Dunn 4th, Ryan Scanlon 5th, John Smillie 6th, Dylan Potter 7th, Isaiah Davies 8th

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Dec 29

Sat. Dec. 31 – Christmas Camp GS race open to all athletes attending camp – 10 a.m. on top of Edelweiss

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Dec 28

Tuning Clinic Set for Thursday, December 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the Training Center

Is ski tuning an art, a science or both? Tom Briselden, father of U19 racer, Nathan Briselden, will share his knowledge, tips, etc. with anyone interested this Thursday at 9 a,m, in the Training Center.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/12/28/tuning-clinic-set-for-thursday-december-29th-at-900-a-m-in-the-training-center/

Dec 26

Christmas Camp December 27 – 31st. Parent Meeting Friday, Dec. 30 @ 3 p.m.

  • Christmas camp begins December 27 at 9:00 a.m. and runs through Dec. 31st. Plan to arrive early (8:15 – 8:30 a.m.) to boot up in the Training Center to be “on snow” at 9:00 a.m. each day. Lunch break will be approximately 11:30 – 12:30 daily. Saturday December 31 – 9am to 11:30 ($5 pizza lunch) pick up 12:30 – details to follow if we will be holding a race on the 31st
  • Parents Association Meeting – on Friday December 30 at the Training Center at 3pm (great time to meet coaches, and other parents and ask any questions about this season)
  • Tuning Clinic – date and time to be confirmed
  • Labels – as I’m sure you know lots of ski equipment and clothing looks the same – please take the time to label everything – this is especially helpful during races when bags of jackets and pants are dropped in a large pile to sort through
  • Logo Wear – currently working on plans for the 2016-17 season – as soon as finalized will distribute details – hope to have some layouts for the Parent’s Meeting on December 30
  • As you are taking photos during the season please forward a few to Karina Prokopchuk as there is a slideshow at the Year-End banquet
  • Please pencil in Saturday March 25 2017 for the Year-End Banquet – further details to follow
  • Follow us on Twitter! HVRaceTeam

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Dec 26

U16/U19+ Christmas Eve Slalom races at Brantling

U16/U19+ racers competed in the Ely and Leene Slalom races at Brantling Ski Slopes on December 24, 2016. HV women started off strong out of the gate with 4 top 10 finishes in the first race.

1st Race:

U16 womenLogan Fredrickson 4th overall (2nd U16), Lauren Thomas – 6th overall (3rd U16), Sierra Cappelli  – 7th overall (4th U16), Hayly Fredrickson – 9th overall (5th U16)

U16 menAlec Nolan – 15th overall (2nd U16), Dalton Potter – 22nd overall (5th U16), Orry Shattenberg – 35th (12th U16)


2nd Race:

U16/19+ womenKatrina Surdyka – 10th overall, Hayly Fredrickson – 12th overall (3rd U16), Sierra Cappelli – 13th overall (4th U16)

U16 menOrry Shattenberg – 38th (12th U16), Alec Nolan – 50th (24th U16)

Links to all results: Alpine Event ViewerBrantling_SL_women_1_12_24_16Brantling_SL_women_2_12_24_16Brantling_SL_men_12_24_16


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Dec 18

Plan your race schedule.

The calendar has been updated with all scheduled races for U8 thru FIS. For additional race details, check the NYSSRA web site at www.nyssra.org.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/12/18/3554/

Dec 18

2016-2017 Niagara Frontier Ski Council Gold Team

Holiday Valley hosted the Niagara Frontier Ski Council Gold Team from December 16-19th. They enjoyed lots of fresh snow for pre-season training and dry land. Congratulations to the following HV Race team members selected as part of this year’s Gold Team:  Josh Allegra, Nathan Briselden, Sierra Cappelli, Max Carbaugh, Cassidy Creager, Caroline DeRose, Paige Duffy, Anya Elizondo, Hayly Fredrickson, Logan Fredrickson, Taylor Hubert, Candice Kasahara, Allison Martin, Devynn Martin, Michael Mercer, Alec Nolan, Dalton Potter, Laz Rifkin, Erik Shattenberg, Lauren Thomas, Alex Wojnowski, Katherine Wojnowski. A special thank you to Ed Shults Chevrolet of Jamestown for donating a car to Holiday Valley for their annual raffle ticket sale. A portion of the proceeds helps to offset the cost of the camp for the athletes. Additional thanks go out to the other Gold Team Sponsors: Rossignol Ski Company and Mud, Sweat n’ Gears.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/12/18/2016-2017-niagara-frontier-ski-council-gold-team/

Dec 18

U16/19’s+ Race first slalom of the season at Gore Mountain’s NYSEF Holiday Slalom

The second race of the season was a slalom race at Gore Mountain

U19 men: Nathan Briselden 5th overall (4th U19)

Link to  all results:  http://www.nyssra.org/race/result-pdf.php?raceid=U1576, http://www.nyssra.org/race/result-pdf.php?raceid=U1577


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Dec 17

U16/U19 Start Off Race Season At Whiteface

The team opened their season at the Holiday Open GS at Whiteface.

U19 Women: Taylor Hubert 9th overall (3rd U19+), link to all results: http://www.nyssra.org/race/result-pdf.php?raceid=U1392

U19 Men:  Nathen Briselden 17th overall (12th U19+), link to all results: http://www.nyssra.org/race/result-pdf.php?raceid=U1391


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Nov 16

Holiday Valley will begin to blow snow this Sunday!!!! Winter is on the way! Think snow!!!

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Nov 11

HV Athletes Start The Season With NYSSRA Camp Invites

Every year NYSSRA holds various invite and application only camps and projects to develop our New York racers.  The following pre-season camps include Holiday Valley athletes:

U14 NYSSRA/VARA Dryland Camp, Olympic Training Center, October 8 & 9:  Caroline DeRose and Laz Rifkin

U14 Developmental Camp, Gore Mountain, December 1 – 4:  Caroline DeRose, Laz Rifkin and Alexander Wojnowski

U16 Fundamentals Camp, Whiteface, December 8-11Paige Duffy, Alec Nolan and Katherine Wojnowski

U12 Development Camp, Gore Mountain and Holiday Valley December 10-11: Carson Cory, Harry Scanlon, Erik Shattenberg, and Alexandra Smillie

U16/U19 Tech Project, Whiteface Mountain, December 15 & 16:  Nathan Briselden, Sierra Cappella, Anya Elizondo, Logan Fredrickson, Candace Kasahara, and Lauren Thomas 


Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/11/11/hv-athletes-start-the-season-with-nyssra-camp-invites/

Nov 11

Get Your Team Window Stickers

Team window stickers are available.  These great looking, 9″ x 4″, stickers are the perfect compliment to any ski racer’s vehicle.  At $10 they will go fast.  Darlene has them for sale in the Training Center or please contact Karen Kirby to purchase yours.


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Nov 11

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow Holiday Valley Race Team on Twitter for the latest team updates. @HVRaceTeam


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Nov 11

Visit SkiBay – See The Newly Listed 2016/2017 Season Items

If you’re looking for equipment to buy or sell your equipment, look no farther then the new SkiBay. We have had sales as far away as Alaska, California and Florida.  Now you can directly add your own equipment to sell. Click here to go to SkiBay.

At the beginning of the season we pull all of the prior year’s listings, if you still have items from last year’s listings that you would like to relist please used the link to SkiBay to relist or drop a note to kirbykaren@aol.com asking to relist last year’s offering.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/11/11/skibay/

Mar 20

U16 CanAm, Mont Tremblant, Quebec – Update

The U16 CanAm Intersport Championships opened four days of racing with the men’s and women’s SG at Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

Day two had the ladies racing GS.

The CanAm Championships wrapped up with day four’s SL.

Women’s SG:  Candice Kasahara 45th and Anya Elizondo 63rd.

Women’s GS:  Anya Elizondo 48th and Candice Kasahara 54th.

Women’s SL:  Anya Elizondo 40th and Candice Kasahara 47th.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/03/20/u16-canam-mont-tremblant-quebec-update/

Mar 20

U14 Eastern Championships Are Underway

The U14s opened four days of racing at the USSA U14 Eastern Championships at Sunday River, Maine, with a day of skills assessment.  All racers showed off their skiing prowess. Day two had the racers competing in slalom. Day three’s GS added some excitement to the weekend with a top 25 finish. Holiday Valley finishes the Championships with two top 20 finishes in the Super-G.  Great skiing everyone. Day 2, Girl’s SL:  Cassidy Creager 36th, Lauren Thomas 40th, Sierra Cappelli 44th and Hayly Fredrickson 47th. Day 2 Boy’s SL:  Laz Rifkin 35th. Day 3, Girl’s GS:  Lauren Thomas 24th, Logan Fredrickson 40th, Cassidy Creager 42nd, Hayly Fredrickson 47th, Sierra Cappelli 48th and Caroline DeRose 54th. Day 3. Boy’s GS:  Lax Rifkin 35th, Alex Wojnowski 36th and Dalton Potter 39th. Day 4, Girl’s SG:  Caroline DeRose 18th, Hayly Fredrickson 26th, Logan Fredrickson 29th, Lauren Thomas 30th, Cassidy Creager 38th and Sierra Cappelli 56th. Day 4, Boy’s SG:  Alec Nolan 20th, Alex Wojnowski 29th, Dalton Potter 41st and Laz Rifkin 42nd.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/03/20/u14-eastern-championships-are-underway/

Mar 13

Closing Banquet – Register Now

The closing banquet will be held the evening of April 2nd at the Main Lodge. This year the banquet will be pre-paid using the following link.  You must register and pay by Friday, March 26th.



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Mar 12

USSA U16 Finals – Day Three Update

The USSA U16 Eastern Finals open with a strong first day of giant slalom with Katie Wojnowski finishing 6th.

Day two had the men and women racing SL.

HV finds the top twenty in day three’s SL.

Day 1, Women’s GS:  Katie Wojnowski 6th, Taylor Hubert 15th and Paige Duffy 32nd.

Day 1, Men’s GS:  Josh Allegra 44th

Day 2, Women’s SL:  Katie Wojnowski 24th and Paige Duffy 34th.

Day 3, Women’s SL:  Paige Duffy 34th and Katie Wojnowski 46th.

Day 3, Men’s SL:  Michael Mercer 18th.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/03/12/great-opening-day-at-ussa-u16-finals/

Mar 12

Two Top Ten Finishes At The Francis Piche Invitational

Holiday Valley had a great opening day at the Francis Piche Invitational at Gunstock, New Hampshire.  Ali Martin placed 7th in U12 girls, Erik Shattenberg 16th in U12 boys and Alaina Lah 67th in U14 girls.

Another good day at Piche with Erik Shattenberg finishing 10th (U12 boys), Ali Martin 19th (U12 girls) and Alaina Lah 47th (U14 girls) in day two’s slalom.

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Mar 07

Eleven HV Racer Advance To The U14 Eastern Championships And The NY/VT Invitational Project

Eleven Holiday Valley athletes will represent New York State at the U14 Eastern Championships or the NY/VT SL Invitational Project.  Great racing and good luck out east.

Six girls and four boys have qualified to represent New York at the 2016 U14 Eastern Championships at Sunday River, ME, March 18th to 21st.  Fourteen qualifying spots were available for both women and men.  Lauren Thomas (2nd), Sierra Cappelli (4th), Caroline DeRose (6th), Logan Fredrickson (8th), Cassidy Kreager (9th), Hayly Fredrickson (11th), Alex Wojnowski (7th), Alec Nolan (8th), Dalton Potter (9th) and Laz Rifkin (13th) will be heading to Maine.

Orry Shattenberg has qualified to represent New York at the 2016 NY/VT Invitational SL Project at Stratton Mountain, VT, March 24th and 25th.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/03/07/eleven-hv-racer-advance-to-the-u14-eastern-championships-and-the-nyvt-invitational-project/

Mar 07

Three U12/U14 HV Racers Advance To Piche and NY/VT SL Camp

Three Holiday Valley athletes will represent New York State at the 2016 Francis Piche Invitational at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, New Hampshire, March 9-13.  Congratulations to Ali Martin  (U12), Erik Shattenberg (U12) and Alaina Lah (U14).  In addition, Ali Martin has been selected to attend the U12 NY/VT Slalom Fundamentals Camp at the Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY on April 2nd and 3rd.  Good luck to everyone.

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Mar 05

U14 State Championships – One State Champion, Two Silvers and One Bronze

The U14 State Championships opened with SG at Bristol Mountain.  The Holiday Valley racers waisted no time in attacking the podium with Logan Fredrickson taking a silver medal.  The team placed another seven in the top ten.

The day two’s giant slalom had Holiday Valley’s Lauren Thomas named the GS State Champion.  Another six HV racers placed in the top ten.  Great job and congratulations.

The final day of racing found two more HV racers on the podium, with Sierra Cappelli taking silver and Cassidy Creager taking bronze in the slalom.  Another two racers placed in the top ten.  What a great weekend of racing.

Girls SG:  Logan Fredrickson 2nd, Hayly Fredrickson 4th, Caroline DeRose 5th, Lauren Thomas 6th and Sierra Cappelli 25th.

Boys SG:  Alec Nolan 5th, Laz Rifkin 7th, Alex Wojnowski 8th, Dalton Potter 9th, Orry Shattenberg 19th, Mitch Azcarate 32nd and Ross Fuller 46th.

Girls GS:  Lauren Thomas 1st, Caroline DeRose 5th, Cassidy Creager 6th, Logan Fredrickson 8th, Hayly Fredrickson 9th and Sierra Cappelli 14th.

Boy’s GS:  Dalton Potter 6th, Alex Wojnowski 7th, Reichen Morrisey 21st, Orry Shattenberg 25th and Ross Fuller 47th.

Girl’s SL:  Sierra Cappelli 2nd, Cassidy Creager 3rd, Lauren Thomas 6th and Hayly Fredrickson 26th.

Boy’s SL:  Alex Wojnowski 6th, Laz Rifkin 11th, Reichen Morrisey 33rd, Dalton Potter 36th, Orry Shattenberg 38th and Ross Fuller 41st.


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Mar 05

Three Top Fives At Kandahar Champs

Two Holiday Valley racers place in the top five overall at the Kandahar Champs at Hunt Hollow, with four top fives in the respective age classes.  Great racing everyone.

To complete the Kandahar Champs weekend, Ali Martin won the Brantling Duel Slalom Shootout.

U12 Girls:  Ali Martin 4th (4th overall)

U14 Girls:  Alaina Lah 5th (24th)

U10 Boys:  Harry Scanlon 5th (45th)

U12 Boys:  Erik Shattenberg 4th (5th) and Carson Corey 16th (38th).


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Mar 01

Ten To Advance To U16 Eastern Champs, Finals & Can-Ams

Ten Holiday Valley athletes will represent New York State at the U16 Eastern Champs, Eastern Finals and/or Can-Ams.  Great racing and good luck in the post season.

Anya Elizondo and Candice Kasahara have been named two of four women to represent New York at the 2016 Championship Can-Am Intersport & Taschereau Cup at Mont-Tremblant, March 20th to 23rd.

Three women and two men have qualified to represent New York at the 2016 USSA Eastern Alpine U16 Jr. Championships at Sugarloaf, ME, March 10th to 15th.  Twelve qualifying spots were available for both women and men.  Anya Elizondo (7th), Candice Kasahara (11th), Devynn Martin (15th),  Max Carbaugh (4th) and Nathan Briselden (6th) will be heading to Maine.

Three women and two men have qualified to represent New York at the 2016 USSA Eastern U16 Finals at Okemo Mountain, VT, March 12th to 15th.  Eleven qualifying spots were available for women and twelve for men.  Katie Wojnowski (4th), Paige Duffy (8th), Taylor Hubert (11th), Michael Mercer (3rd)  and Josh Allegra (16th) will be heading to Vermont.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/03/01/nine-to-advance-to-u16-eastern-champs-finals-can-ams/

Mar 01

Two U19/U21 Athletes Advance To Eastern Finals

Holiday Valley has two athletes advancing to the USSA Eastern U19 & U21 Finals to be held at Gore Mountain on March 11th to 14th.  Katrina Surdyka (11th) took one of 12 spots and John Carbaugh (9th) took one of 14 spots available.  Good luck and great job.

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Mar 01

Six U10/U12/U14 Team Members Advance To Kandahar Championships

Congratulations to the Holiday Valley athletes that have advanced to the Kandahar Championships to be held at Hunt Hollow on March 5th.

U12 Girls:  Ali Martin 5th and Megan Williams 7th.

U12 Boys:  Erik Shattenberg 1st and Carson Corey 9th.

U14 Girls:  Alaina Lah 4th

U10 Boys:  Harry Scanlon (advances by placing in top 30 overall)


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Feb 29

HV Nails The Holiday Valley Kandahar Festival

HV opens day one of the Kandahar Festival with Erik Shattenberg and Charlotte Harter on the podium with a gold and silver medal, respectively.  Seven other top ten finishes capped off a great day in GS.

Day two’s Kombi landed HV two more medals with Charlotte Harter on the podium for the second time with a silver and Beaudin Napolitano on the podium with a bronze.  Eight others placed in the top ten.  Great racings everyone.

U10 Girl’s KombiCharlotte Harter 3rd, Sophia Goldberg 6th and Molly DeRose 13th.

U12 Girl’s KombiAlison Martin 5th, Alexandra Smillie 17th, Brianne Allegra 19th, Brooklyn Napolitano 20th, Megan Williams 21st, Leah Smillie 28th and Isabella Scott 30th.

U14 Girl’s KombiAlaina Lah 7th, Claire Taylor 8th, Rory Sauereisen 19th and Kate Hurley 23rd.

U10 Boy’s Kombi:  Harry Scanlon 4th, Beaudin Napolitano 8th, Henry Black 10th and John Black 11th.

U12 Boy’s Kombi:  Erik Shattenberg 1st, Ryan Scanlon 11th, Carson Corey 14th, Nicholas Koerber 17th and Owen Griffith 34th.

U14 Boy’s Kombi:  Henry Dunn 17th and John Smillie 19th.

U10 Girl’s GSCharlotte Harter 2nd, Sophia Goldberg 10th and Molly DeRose 17th.

U12 Girl’s GSMegan Williams 5th, Alexandra Smillie 12th, Alison Martin 14th,  Brianne Allegra 15th, Brooklyn Napolitano 16th,  Leah Smillie 19th and Isabella Scott 32nd.

U14 Girl’s GSAlaina Lah 4th, Kate Hurley 8th and Rory Sauereisen 21st.

U10 Boy’s GS:  Beaudin Napolitano 3rd, Harry Scanlon 5th, John Black 13th and Henry Black 14th.

U12 Boy’s GS:  Erik Shattenberg 5th, Carson Corey 7th, Ryan Scanlon 10th,  Nicholas Koerber 13th, Luke Petruzzi 25th and Owen Griffith 26th.

U14 Boy’s GS:  Henry Dunn 11th and John Smillie 18th.

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Feb 29

U16 States – Wrap-Up, Day 3, HV Podiums And Places Four Other In Top Ten

The Holiday Valley team had a strong opening day at the U16 State Championships at Whiteface Mountain with three top ten finishes in SG.

Max Carbaugh earns a spot on the podium with a great second place finish.  The women’s team places three in the top ten.

The final day’s SL ended a great HV weekend at States, with Nathan Briselden on the podium with a bronze and four others placing in the top ten.  Great skiing everyone.

Women’s SGCandice Kasahara 9th, Katherine Wojnowski 10th, Devynn Martin 15th, Paige Duffy 17th, Taylor Hubert 21st,  Anya Elizondo 30th, Phoebe Dunn 40th, McKenzie Galvin 47th and Haley Barden 68th.

Men’s SGMax Carbaugh 7th, Josh Allegra 13th, Michael Mercer 14th, Nathan Briselden 21st, Jes Sauereisen 48th, Ben Wise 52nd, Sean Nolan 56th and Christian Taylor 59th.

Women’s GSAnya Elizondo 8th, Devynn Martin 9th, Candice Kasahara 10th, Katie Wojnowski 21st, Paige Duffy 23rd, Taylor Hubert 24th and McKenzie Galvin 34th.

Men’s GSMax Carbaugh 2nd, Evan Grucela 25th and Christian Taylor 32nd.

Women’s SL:  Anya Elizondo 4th, Devynn Martin 9th, Candice Kasahara 10th, Paige Duffy 14th, Taylor Hubert 16th, Katie Wojnowski 18th, McKenzie Galvin 25th, Phoebe Dunn 44th and Haley Barden 62nd.

Men’s SL:  Nathan Briselden 3rd, Michael Mercer 8th, Max Carbaugh 29th, Josh Allegra 30th and Ben Wise 46th.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/02/29/u16-states-three-top-ten-finishes-on-the-opening-day/

Feb 29

U19/U21 State Championships Wrap-Up

The U19/U21 started their State Championships at Gore Mountain with one top ten finish in the SG.  Day two saw some good GS runs for Holiday Valley and day three’s SL wrapped up a solid weekend of racing. Great job.

Women’s SGKatrina Surdyka 14th and Lauren Bachert 30th.

Men’s SGJohn Carbaugh 7th, Nick Costanzo 25th and Eric Schafer 44th.

Women’s GSKatrina Surdyka 13th and Lauren Bachert 28th.

Men’s GS John Carbaugh 11th, Nick Costanzo 16th and Eric Schafer 44th.

Women’s SL:  Lauren Bachert 28th.

Men’s SL:  John Carbaugh 17th, Ben Finicle 23rd and Eric Schafer 38th.

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Feb 21

NFSC Names The Racers Of The Year And The States Team

The Niagara Frontier Ski Council announced the Racers of the Year and Holiday Valley swept the U12 and U14 age groups.  NFSC also named its team to represent the council at the U14 State Championships.  Congratulations to all.

U12 Racers of the Year:  Ali Martin and Erik Shattenberg.

U14 Racers of the Year:  Hayly Fredrickson and Alec Nolan.

U14 Girls State Team:  Hayly Fredrickson 1st, Caroline DeRose 2nd, Cassidy Creager 3rd, Logan Fredrickson 4th, Lauren Thomas 5th and Sierra Cappelli 7th.

U14 Boys State Team:  Alec Nolan 1st, Dalton Potter 2nd, Laz Rifkin 4th, Alex Wojnowski 5th, Orry Shattenberg 7th, Reichen Morrisey 9th, Ross Fuller 11th and Mitch Azcarate 13th.

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Feb 21

U8/U10/U12/U14 Team Wraps Up A Great Regular Season

The U8/U10/U12/U14 team completed their regular season searching for a chance to win an acrylic buffalo at the Buffalo Ski Club SL.  A great day of racing yielded seven buffalos and a ton of great results.

U10 Girls:  Charlotte Harter 3rd, Sophia Goldberg 5th and Molly DeRose 8th.

U12 Girls:  Ali Martin 5th, Brianne Allegra 9th, Brooklyn Napolitano 12th, Leah Smillie 14th and Isabella Scott 22nd.

U14 Girls:  Caroline DeRose 1st, Hayly Fredrickson 2nd, Lauren Thomas 3rd, Logan Fredrickson 4th, Sierra Cappelli 5th, Claire Taylor 12th, Alaina Lah 14th, Rory Sauereisen 17th and Kate Hurley 18th.

U10 Boys:  Beaudin Napolitano 4th, Harry Scanlon 5th, John Black 8th and Henry Black 9th.

U12 Boys:  Erik Shattenberg 1st, Ryan Scanlon 5th, Nicholas Koerber 9th, Luke Petruzzi 11th and Owen Griffith 16th.

U14 Boys:  Alec Nolan 1st, Dalton Potter 2nd, Laz Rifkin 4th, Alex Wojnowski 5th, Rechen Morrisey 8th, Orry Shattenberg 9th, Henry Dunn 14th and Dylan Potter 18th.

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Feb 14

It’s A Clean Sweep At Kissing Bridge

The U8/U10/U12/U14 Team rolled into the Kissing Bridge Duel Slalom Shoot Out and left with a clean sweep of the King and Queen awards.  Sierra Cappelli and Alec Nolan won the Queen and King of the day honors in the U14s and Ali Martin and Erik Shattenberg the Queen and King in the U12s.  Great job and congratulations.

Dual SL Results:

U14 Girls:  Hayly Fredrickson 2nd, Sierra Cappelli 4th, Lauren Thomas 5th, Cassidy Creager 6th, Logan Fredrickson 8th, Claire Taylor 17th, Alaina Lah 21st, Kate Hurley 23rd and Rory Sauereisen 25th,

U12 Girls:  Ali Martin 1st, Leah Smillie 11th, Brooklyn Napolitano 12th, Alexandra Smillie 15th, Brianne Allegra 18th and Isabella Scott 32nd,

U10 Girls:  Charlotte Harter 6th, Sophia Goldberg 8th and Molly DeRose 11th.

U14 Boys:  Alec Nolan 1st, Dalton Potter 3rd, Alex Wojnowski 4th, Orry Shattenberg 5th, Ross Fuller 8th, Reichen Morrisey 9th, Mitch Azcarate 10th, Laz Rifkin 14th, John Smillie 16th, Dylan Potter 18th and Henry Dunn 19th,

U12 Boys:  Erik Shattenberg 1st, Ryan Scanlon 2nd, Carson Corey 5th, Nicholas Koerber 7th, Luke Petruzzi 8th and Jordan Hathaway 19th.

U10 Boys:  Harry Scanlon 3rd, Beaudin Napolitano 6th and John Black 9th,


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Feb 13

Small Contingent Of U16’s Bring Home A Gold And A Silver

A small contingent of U16 racers traveled to Bristol Mountain for a very cold day of GS.  Katie Wojnowski brought home the gold in U16s and a silver overall.  Phoebe Dunn finished a strong 9th in U16s and 17th overall.

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/02/13/small-contingent-of-u16s-bring-home-a-gold-and-a-silver/

Feb 08

U14 Team Caps Of The Weekend With Four Podiums In SG

Holiday Valley’s U14 athletes travel to Bristol Mountain for a weekend of GS, SG training and SG.  Great results for HV racers in the GS on Saturday with three podiums.

The team’s results in Monday’s SG were even stronger with two first and two second place finishes.  Great racing by everyone.

U14 Girl’s GS:  Cassidy Creager 2nd, Lauren Thomas 3rd, Logan Fredrickson 4th, Sierra Cappelli 5th, Caroline DeRose 7th, Alaina Lah 27th and Claire Taylor 40th.

U14 Boy’s GS:  Alec Nolan 3rd, Alex Wojnowski 8th, Reichen Morrisey 10th, Orry Shattenberg 17th, Ross Fuller 23rd, Henry Dunn 32nd and Dylan Potter 39th.

U14 Girl’s SG:  Caroline DeRose 1st, Lauren Thomas 2nd, Logan Fredrickson 4th, Sierra Cappelli 5th, Cassidy Creager 6th, Alaina Lah 16th, Claire Taylor 28th and Rory Sauereisen 37th.

U14 Boy’s SG:  Alec Nolan 1st, Dalton Potter 2nd, Alex Wojnowski 9th, Reichen Morrisey 13th, Ross Fuller 16th, Orry Shattenberg 20th, Mitch Azcarate 23rd, Henry Dunn 45th, Dylan Potter 47th and John Smillie 49th.

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Feb 07

Silver And Bronze Medals At The Empire State Winter Games At Lake Placid

The Empire State Winter Games at Lake Placid opened with a SG at Whiteface.  The GS and SL will be contested on Saturday and Sunday.  Our racers skied well on a very firm, icy course that has been prepped for the upcoming Nor-Ams.

Day two, Whiteface prevails as all racers faced a tough day in GS.  Only 55% of the women and 41% of men finished the course.  Congratulations to our survivors, Candice Kasahara, Katherine Wojnowski, Taylor Hubert, Josh Allegra, Ben Finicle and Michael Mercer.

Anya Elizondo takes home a Silver and a Bronze medal in the slalom on the final day of the Empire State Games.  The team also placed four others in the top ten, to cap off a tough weekend of racing.

Womens U16 SG:  Taylor Hubert 6th (11th overall), Candice Kasahara 7th (12th), Paige Duffy 9th (14th), Anya Elizondo 14th (26th), Devynn Martin 17th (31st) and Katherine Wojnowski 18th (32nd).

Women’s U19/U21 SG:  Katrina Surdyka 5th (8th overall)

Men’s U16 SG:  Nathan Briselden 6th (16th overall), Josh Allegra 11th (32nd) and Michael Mercer 18th (41st).

Women’s U16 GS:  Candice Kasahara 8th (12 overall), Katherine Wojnowski 15th (33rd) and Taylor Hubert 15th (33rd).

Men’s U16 GS:  Josh Allegra 9th (18th overall) and Micahel Mercer 11th (23rd).

Men’s U19/U21 GS:  Ben Finicle 12th (22nd overall).

Women’s U16 SL:  Anya Elizondo 2nd (3rd overall), Candice Kasahara 6th (11th), Devynn Martin 8th (14th), Paige Duffy 9th (17th) and Taylor Hubert 23rd (43rd).

Women’s U19/U21 SL:  Katrina Surdyka 19th (36th overall).

Men’s U16 SL:  Michael Mercer 5th (15th overall) and Josh Allegra 16th (35th).

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Jan 31

U16-U21 Speed Weekend Shortened Due To Spring Weather

The U16/U19/U21 Team traveled to Bristol Mountain for a day of SG training to be followed by two days of SG races.  The spring weather resulted in the cancellation of the the second SG.  The warm, soft conditions couldn’t slow the HV Team, as they had some great results.

Womens U16:  Devynn Martin 4th (8th overall), Candice Kasahara 6th (10th), Anya Elizondo 8th (14th), Taylor Hubert 9th (15th), Paige Duffy 11th (19th), Katherine Wojnowski 14th (24th), Phoebe Dunn 21st (35th), McKenzie Galvin 27th (44th) and Haley Barden 35th (59th).

Women’s U19/U21:  Katrina Surdyka 4th (6th overall) and Lauren Bachert 21st (52nd).

Men’s U16:  Nathan Briselden 4th (13th overall), Max Carbaugh 20th (39th), Josh Allegra 25th (45th), Sean Nolan 28th (49th), Jes Sauereisen 35th (57th) and Ben Wise 39th (62nd).

Men’s U19/U21:  John Carbaugh 3rd (6th overall), Nick Costanzo 12th (17th) and Eric Schafer 23rd (59th).

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Jan 31

U16 Men And Women Podium At Greek Peak And Toggenburg

The U16/U19/U21 team traveled east to the Greek Peak GS and the Toggenburg SL.  Anya Elizondo (1st) and Candice Kasahara (3rd) lead the way with two podium finishes at Greek Peak and Max Carbaugh (2nd) and Anya Elizondo (3rd) and  made the podium at Toggenburg.

Greek Peak GS:

U16 Women:  Anya Elizondo 1st (4th overall), Candice Kasahara 3rd (8th), Taylor Hubert 6th (15th), Paige Duffy 10th (28th), Phoebe Dunn 30th (51st) and McKenzie Galvin 31st (52nd).

U19/U21 Women:  Katrina Surdyka 18th ( 27th overall) and Lauren Bachert 20th (49th).

U16 Men:  Nathan Briselden 4th (11th overall), Michael Mercer 8th (26th), Evan Grucela 14th (36th) and Ben Wise 36th (64th).

U19/U21 Men:  Nick Costanzo 7th (10th overall).

Toggenburg SL:

U16 Women:  Anya Elizondo 3rd (4th overall), Devynn Martin 6th (13th), Paige Duffy 10th (25th), Katherine Wojnowski 17th (35th) and McKenzie Galvin 18th (36th).

U19/U21 Women:  Katrina Surdyka 8th (14th overall), Lauren Bachert 22nd (45th overall).

U16 Men:  Max Carbaugh 2nd (7th overall), Evan Grucela 15th (32nd), Sean Nolan 26th (50th) and Ben Wise 29th (53rd).

U19/U21 Men:  John Carbaugh 8th (10th overall), Nick Costanzo 11th (15th) and Ben Finicle 14th (21st).

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Jan 24

U14/U12/U10/U8s Take Twenty-two Podiums On Their First Weekend Of Racing

The U14/U12/U10/U8 racers kicked off their season with a SL at Holimont and a GS at Holiday Valley.  Great performance were had by all, with the U14 team taking the top 5 spots for the girls and the boys took four of the top five spots on day one and took the top 5 spots for the boys and the girls took four of the top five spots on day two.

Day One SL:

U10 Girls: Charlotte Harter 7th, Sophia Goldberg 8th and Molly Derose 9th.

U12 Girls:  Alison Martin 1st, Megan Williams 5th, Brianne Allegra 8th, Alexandra Smillie 9th and Isabella Scott 27th.

U14 Girls:  Hayly Fredrickson 1st, Logan Fredrickson 2nd, Cassidy Creager 3rd, Sierra Cappelli 4th, Caroline Derose 5th, Lauren Thomas 13th, Claire Taylor 17th, Rory Sauereisen 19th and Kate Hurley 21st.

U10 Boys:  Harry Scanlon 3rd, Beaudin Napolitano 4th, Henry Black 7th and John Black 10th.

U12 Boys:  Erik Shattenberg 1st, Ryan Scanlon 3rd, Luke Petruzzi 5th, Owen Griffith 12th and Nicholas Koerber 15th.

U14 Boys:  Dalton Potter 1st, Alex Wojnowski 2nd, Alec Nolan 3rd, Orry Shattenberg 5th, Reichen Morrisey 8th, Ross Fuller 10th, John Smillie 14th, Dylan Potter 15th and William Dunn 16th.

Day Two GS:

U10 Girls: Charlotte Harter 3rd, Sophia Goldberg 7th and Molly Derose 9th.

U12 Girls: Alison Martin 1st, Alexandra Smillie 5th, Megan Williams 7th, Brianne Allegra 11th, Brooklyn Napolitano 14th, Leah Smillie 17th and Isabella Scott 28th.

U14 Girls: Lauren Thomas 1st, Cassidy Creager 2nd, Hayly Fredrickson 3rd, Caroline Derose 4th, Sierra Cappelli 6th, Logan Fredrickson 10th, Kate Hurley 18th, Claire Taylor 21st, Lah Alaina 23rd and Rory Sauereisen 26th.

U10 Boys: Harry Scanlon 2nd, Beaudin Napolitano 3rd, Henry Black 9th and John Black 12th,

U12 Boys: Erik Shattenberg 1st, Ryan Scanlon 3rd, Luke Petruzzi 7th, Carson Corey 8th, Owen Griffith 13th and Jordan Hathaway 20th.

U14 Boys: Dalton Potter 1st, Laz Rifkin 2nd, Alex Wojnowski 3rd, Alec Nolan 4th, Orry Shattenberg 5th, Ross Fuller 13th, Reichen Morrisey 14th, William Dunn 18th and Dylan Potter 23rd.

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Jan 20

USSA U16 RAD/NTG SL & GS Project At Stowe GS Races

Two GS races ended a good three days of training with the U16 National and Regional Training Groups in Stowe, VT.  Our Holiday Valley racers faired well among the group of 50 top racers from the east.  Anya Elizondo placed 15th & 14th, Devynn Martin placed 17th & 13th and Nathan Briselden placed 13th in the first race.

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Jan 14

Four Holiday Valley U14 Athletes Invited To Statewide NYSSRA Project

Sierra Cappelli, Cassidy Creager, Alec Nolan and Lauren Thomas have been invited to participate in the statewide NYSSRA U14 Dual SL/GS Project at Labrador Mountain.  NYSSRA has invited 60 athletes, 10 from each council to go head to head for two days of dual paneled SL and GS racing, with work on skills to prepare them for the State Championships, Eastern Champs and CanAm’s.  Congratulations and good luck at Labrador.

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Jan 14

Three HV Athletes Invited To USSA U16 RAD/NTG SL & GS Project At Stowe

Nathan Briselden, Anya Elizondo and Devynn Martin have been invited to train at the USSA U16 Regional Alpine Development / National Training Group SL & GS Project at Stowe, VT.  The USSA Regional Alpine Development Department invited an elite group of 30 men and 30 women to train for three days as a group with national and regional coaches and train alongside top performing athletes from other regional programs.  The focus will be on increasing top end speed, developing attacking and speed management tactics, pushing perceived limits, and improving the athletes ability to self coach.  Congratulations and good luck in Vermont.

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Jan 10

Holiday Valley Places Three Racers On The Podium At Holimont GS

The U16/U19/U21 Empire Cup Giant Slalom at Holimont tested the racers resilience to the weather, as the team fought through the rain.  Holiday Valley placed three racers in the top three overall positions; Devynn Martin (U16) 2nd, Nathan Briselden (U16) 1st and Max Carbaugh (U16) 2nd.

Women’s U16 GS:  Devynn Martin 1st (2nd overall), Taylor Hubert 2nd (4th)Candice Kasahara 3rd (5th), Anya Elizondo 5th (7th), Mckenzie Galvin 16th (30th) and  Paige Duffy 17th (31st).

Women’s U19/U21 GS:  Katrina Surdyka 9th (17th).

Men’s U16 GS:  Nathan Briselden 1st (1st overall), Max Carbaugh 2nd (2nd), Michael Mercer 6th (14th), Joshua Allegra 10th (23rd), Evan Grucela 17th (33rd), Christian Taylor 24th (39th), Ben Wise 27th (44th), Sean Nolan 25th (39th) and Jes Sauereisen 28th (42nd).

Men’s U19/U21 GS:  Nick Costanzo 6th (11th), Ben Finicle 13th (22nd) and Eric Schafer 17th (41st).

Permanent link to this article: http://hvskiteam.com/blog/2016/01/10/holiday-valley-places-three-racers-on-the-podium-at-holimont-gs/

Jan 09

Season Opens With A Bang – Two Golds

We are finally racing.  The U16/U19/U21 season opened with the Holiday Valley Empire Cup Slalom and Holiday Valley racers won both the men’s and women’s races.  Nathan Briselden (U16) and Anya Elizondo (U16) each won their age class, as well as besting the entire field of older racers.

Women’s U16 SL:  Anya Elizondo 1st (1st overall), Devynn Martin 3rd (5th), Candice Kasahara 5th (12th), Paige Duffy 6th (16th) and Mckenzie Galvin 15th (35th).

Women’s U19/U21 SL:  Katrina Surdyka 5th (8th).

Men’s U16 SL:  Nathan Briselden 1st (1st overall), Michael Mercer 4th (7th), Joshua Allegra 9th (18th), Evan Grucela 13th (23rd), Christian Taylor 16th (27th), Ben Wise 18th (31st), Sean Nolan 25th (39th) and Jes Sauereisen 28th (42nd)

Men’s U19/U21 SL:  Ben Finicle 4th (8th), Nick Costanzo 8th (13th) and Eric Schafer 12th (28th).

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Jan 06

Mark Your Calendar – Annual Ski Tuning Clinic

Our annual ski tuning clinic will be conducted by our own Tom Briselden at 1:15 pm, Saturday, January 16th, in the Training Center.  This is a must for all parents and older racers that have little or no tuning experience, and a great refresher for the more experienced.  Tom will introduce the basics and will discuss and answer questions on tunes for the older racers.  See you there.

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Jan 05

This Year’s HV Race Team Sportswear Is Now Available

Take a quick look at the Logo Wear Tab for the new offerings of HV Race Team wear and accessories.

hv water bottle

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Dec 15

We’re Ready To Start The Season, Bring On The Cold

Race training will not start on December 19th as originally scheduled.  The Valley hopes to start blowing snow this Friday, weather permitting.

The first practice will be on Saturday December 26th starting at 9 am. Plan to have your child on-snow at 9 to get started.  Lunch is from 11:30-12:30 and the kids are not attended by the coaches during this time.

All are welcome to eat in the training center for lunch and crock pots can be plugged in along the back wall on the tuning bench or upstairs.  There are no cups, napkins or paper goods in the training center so plan to bring your own if dining there.

Christmas camp starts Sunday December 27th at 9 am.

We are having the Parents’ Association meeting that afternoon at 3 pm in the training center.  We will have a quick general meeting and then break out into age groups so your coaches can talk with you about your child’s specific schedule.  Please bring a checkbook to pay Parent Association fees.  We will send out an email on the fee amount as we get a final count on racers this year.  We will also have samples of team spirit wear to try and order forms.

This is a very informative session and is especially important for new parents. Plan to attend!

Think cold, cold weather so HV can make snow!

See you soon.

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Dec 11

Start Planning Your Training & Race Schedule

The calendar has been updated with the most current training and race schedule information.  Please visit it to get your planning underway.

If you haven’t already registered or renewed your USSA and NYSSRA memberships, please get it done.  Here are links to the two pages you will need to get everything ready for the season.  Then you will only need to wish for cold weather.


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Nov 30

Sponsorships And Member Handbooks Now Online

Team sponsorship material is available by clicking the Sponsorship Tab on the Home Page.

The Member Handbook can be seen by clicking on:  Member Handbook

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