Alpine Skiing

Alpine ski racing is an action-packed sport that mixes speed, agility, balance, coordination and tactics into some of the Olympic Winter Games’ most popular events. The sport emanates from the winter recreational activity of downhill skiing that provides skiers of all ages with a lifelong family pastime. The sport consists of four primary events: downhill, super G, giant slalom and slalom, plus the combined or super-combined that matches downhill and slalom into one event. Athletes get started in alpine ski racing by learning to ski at a local resort and taking ski school lessons to learn basic skills. Recreational racing programs like NASTAR provide a great platform for introduction to alpine ski racing. Local USSA Clubs are the primary starting point for aspiring athletes, providing an introduction point with knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide them along the development pipeline. The USSA provides education and support to its local clubs including a certification process for coaches, judges and officials and the club itself to ensure the best experience possible for athletes and parents. For further information on alpine skiing, please contact the sports director, John Norton at

Qualification Requirements


All U16-U19 participants must have current Competitor membership with USSA and NYSSRA to register for Empire State Games. Participation in Empire State Winter Games alpine events is by invitation only by New York Ski Racing Association. Invitations to qualified racers are sent out on Sunday, January 29th. You MUST receive a NYSSRA invitation to register for alpine ski events. Registration is via NYSSRA, not ESWG.

U8, U10, U12, U14

All U8, U10, U12, and U14 athletes must be under the age of 8,10, 12, or 14 respectively, as of December 31st 2016.

There are no NYSSRA or USSA memberships required. Helmets and fun are required.

Please fill out the form on the link below in order to register for this race. First come, first serve. Space may run out.

All payments will be collected either at Athlete Check-In at the Conference Center on Thursday, February 2nd or at Mt Pisgah on the morning of race day. 

Registered athletes who check in at Athlete Check-In on February 2nd can participate in the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb 2nd. 

Cost And Registration

Registration fees are non-refundable. In the event of a family emergency, a refund may be given. A refund request must be made in writing to be considered.


See your NYSSRA Invitation for cost.

U8, U10, U12, U14

$45 dollars. This includes a lift ticket at Pisgah, and ESWG uniform and entry to the Opening Ceremony.

** If you have already registered for another Empire State Winter Games event, the cost to race in this Pisgah race is only $20.

U8, U10, U12, U14 Registration Link


U16 - U19: (Whiteface Mt.)

  • Friday, Feb. 3: Super G, 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 4: Giant Slalom, 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 5: Slalom, 9:30 a.m.

U10 - U12: (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center - Saranac Lake)

  • Saturday, Feb. 4: 8:15-9AM Athlete Check-In
  • ​Saturday, Feb. 4: Combi: 10:30 a.m.