Alpine Skiing

Speed, agility, balance, coordination, and line tactics are some of the key components in alpine ski racing. Emanating from the popular recreational activity of downhill skiing, alpine ski racing consists of four primary events: Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom, and the Combined or Super Combined (combines downhill and slalom).

Looking to kick start your downhill dreams? Recreational racing programs like NASTAR provide skiers a great platform and introduction to alpine skiing. The US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) also organizes local clubs for aspiring athletes to join. These pipelines provide knowledgeable coaches and officials to guide athletes on their way to their ultimate goal, whether that be regional competitions or on the national stage.

For more information on alpine skiing, contact John Norton at


Friday, February 1

  • Super G – 11 a.m. – Whiteface Mountain
    • Bib pick up 7 - 8 a.m. in the NYSEF Bldg

Saturday, February 2

  • Giant Slalom – 9:30 a.m. – Whiteface Mountain
    • Bib pick up 7 - 8 a.m. in the NYSEF Bldg
  • Kombi U10, U12, U14 Fun race – 10:30 a.m. – Mt. Pisgah, Saranac Lake
    • Registration on site 8:15 - 9 a.m.

Sunday, February 3

  • Slalom – 9:30 a.m. – Whiteface Mountain
    • Bib pick up 7 - 8 a.m. in the NYSEF Bldg

*All schedules are subject to change


Registration for the U16-U19 competition is completed via NYSSRA, by invitation only, starting the Sunday prior to the Games. 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.

Registration fees for the U10, U12, U14 races are outlined below.



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. You must receive a NYSSRA invitation to register for alpine ski events. Registration is via NYSSRA, not ESWG.