First Tracks at Whiteface This Saturday

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 11 2012 - 11:11 AM

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — Be the first skier or rider on Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., when First Tracks begins this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Olympic mountain. First Tracks is available to the first 14 skiers and riders who have signed up at the mountain’s guest services desk and are booted, ticketed and ready to go at 7:45 a.m.

This Wednesday is another Why Not Wednesday?, presented by Coca-Cola at Whiteface. Present any empty Coca-Cola product and get a one-day adult lift ticket for only $42 at Whiteface. Offer not valid with any other offers, programs, promotions, discounts, or frequent skier products. Limit one ticket per product.

Finally this Sunday, Dec. 16, High Peaks Cyclery, in Lake Placid, N.Y., will sponsor a Telemark Alpine Touring Demo Day at Whiteface. The event will feature all of the top brands from Telemark, Alpine, Alpine Touring and the new NTN system. There will also be products from Dynafit, Salomon, Goode, Black Diamond, Dynastar, Scarpa and more. Boots, poles and skis will be available free of charge and company representatives will be on hand to answer any questions, as well as the expert staff from High Peaks Cyclery.

Whiteface boasts the East’s greatest vertical drop, and for 20 consecutive years, readers of Ski Magazine have tabbed Whiteface/Lake Placid, N.Y. as the number-one destination for Off-Hill activities. Whiteface, Wilmington and Lake Placid also received high marks from the magazine’s readers for its scenery (#3), resort dining (#3), après ski (#3), challenging terrain (#7), mountain character (#8), family programs (#11) and overall satisfaction (#11).

Whiteface Lake Placid was also chosen by SnowEast Magazine readers as the East’s Destination Village. The magazine’s readers also tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid New York State’s Favorite Ski Resort and the East’s Most Scenic Resort.

— ORDA —
Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.