Ski and Snowboard Cross


The Empire State Winter Games’ Organizing Committee made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s ski/snowboard cross event. Unfortunately, not enough athletes registered to host a successful event that would have made it fun and worthwhile for you.

We're looking forward to seeing you in 2023!

Athletes will shred downhill, negotiating a track that consists of jumps, rollers, and banked turns, while trying to fend off other competitors. Four competitors at a time take to the slopes with the top two advancing to the next heat. Whiteface Mountain and its high caliber slopes will throw everything it has at riders as they compete for $4,000 in total prize money.

For more information on ski and snowboard cross, contact Mike Kirchner at


Thursday, February 3

  • Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross Training – Open – Whiteface Mountain

Friday, February 4 

  • Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross Time Trials – 11:15 a.m. Qualifying – Whiteface Mountain
    • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. practice
  • Ski & Snowboard Cross Finals – 1 p.m. – Whiteface Mountain 

*Training and Competition day check-in for Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross is at Whiteface Mountain (Wilmington, NY) in the NYSEF Uihlein Training Center, which is the log building just uphill from the main lodge. The NYSEF Uihlein Training Center opens at 7:30 a.m. daily and lifts begin running at 8:30 a.m. Discounted lift tickets for training day will be available for those who do not hold a pass. Competition day lift tickets are included with registration.

*All schedules are subject to change


Age Class: $50

Open Class: $75


There are no refunds of entry fees. While registering please double check the dates of competition and qualification requirements needed to compete. In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Bethany Valenze Sport Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


Empire State Winter Games Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross are independent, non-sanctioned events open to all athletes.

Entry Divisions

  • 14 & Under – Men/Ladies
  • 15 & over – Men/Ladies
  • Open Class – Men/Ladies
  • Adaptive