What we do

We Serve Youth Serving Organizations

We deliver these programs in conjunction with organizations such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, local schools and other organizations to provide 60–80 hours of winter sports activities, during a time of year when young people typically opt to stay indoors and maximize screen time.  Engaging in winter sports helps reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and overweight, which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and is linked to such related diseases as type 2 diabetes.  In their second full year of operations, our sponsoring organization (NWSEF) has served  3,000 youth in multiple programs throughout the United States, ultimately increasing youth physical activity, imparting new sports skills and increasing confidence and self-esteem

 

A Facility Focused on Improving Lives through Winter Sports

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A dedicated environment for progressive mentor based instruction in winter outdoor activities

The National Winter Activity Center is a dedicated environment that will be the home for the Ted Ligety Learn to Ski and the Nordic Rocks programs for the New York, New Jersey areas.  It will provide more then 6,000 youth annually with continuous access to an environment that provides for skill development beginning with “never evers” through competition as well as increased physical activity throughout the winter months.

This facility is dedicated to providing continuous, progressive instruction and nutritious meals to participants from youth serving agencies from the Tri-State area.

 

Instruction & Competition

Structured Environment

Our instructor/mentors use a "active learning environment" and SkillsQuest as tools to enable participants to master skills based on continuous progression with participant enjoyment at the core.

Each of the participants will progress through a session based on their skill level. Every day will involve instruction and fun based learning. These progressive skills are based on the proven U.S. Ski and Snowboard SkillQuest program. Annual projects from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Sport Education Department will keep the instructors and coaches updated on the latest advances in teaching and skills.

Competition

For those who choose to pursue the winter activities as a athlete, this facility includes a competition environment which will allow for beginner, High School, College, U.S. Ski and Snowboard and FIS competitions to take place whenever required by the competitors.  As part of the program, U.S. Ski Team athletes will visit and ski with the kids to provide motivation and instruction. The Ted Ligety Learn to Ski Program allows “never evers” to achieve reach beyond what was once impossible and enjoy winter sports.