Snowmaking Kicks Off at Whiteface

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 14 2013 - 12:54 PM

Snowmaking at Whiteface in New York

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — With the start of the 2013-’14 skiing and riding season slated to begin, Friday, Nov. 29, at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., snowmaking got underway on Friday, Nov. 8.

Snowmaking will resume tonight and will continue leading up to opening day, conditions permitting, on the Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox trails.

Through, Friday, Nov. 15, the full season adults/senior Ski3 pass for Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre is available for just $909, while the junior full-season Ski3 pass is just $339. The young adult and college Ski3 season pass can be purchased for $425. The Ski3 pass gives skiers and riders more than 7,000 vertical feet of fun on eight peaks, 886 acres, 33 glades and 228 trails.

Time is also running out to save on a Whiteface/Gore adult non-holiday pass. Through Nov. 15, this pass will be available for just $699, while the adult full-season pass is just $869. The young adult and college season pass can be purchased for $385 and the junior pass is only $299.

For 23 consecutive years, Whiteface Lake Placid, N.Y. has been selected as the top destination for Off -Hill Activities by readers of SKI Magazine. The 2014 survey also tabbed Whiteface Mountain as the 10th top ski resort in the eastern United States. Whiteface also received kudos for Après Ski Activities (No. 4), Challenge (4), Scenery (No. 5), Character (No. 6), Dining (9) and Overall Value (No.10).

This spring, SnowEast Magazine readers chose Whiteface Lake Placid as New York State’s number-one ski resort. The more than 6,000 participants in the survey also named Whiteface Lake Placid as the east’s second overall favorite ski resort and the east’s most scenic.

— 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 speedskating 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.