LAKE PLACID, New York — All it took was some cooperation from Mother Nature to allow Whiteface snowmakers to open several miles of skiing and riding on Tuesday.
The site of the 1980 Olympic alpine events, 2000 Winter Goodwill Games and World Cup freestyle skiing, managed by the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), re-opened Tuesday morning after three days of non-stop snowmaking.
Mountain management updated its status Tuesday afternoon by announcing that skiing and boarding will be offered from the top of Little Whiteface to the base lodge, a vertical drop of 2,456 feet, starting on Wednesday. The beginner’s Mixing Bowl has also opened.
This will provide skiing and riding on more than 2.5 miles. The resort’s snowmaking, operating around-the-clock since early Saturday morning, will open Upper and Lower Northway for this weekend, thus providing terrain for all ability levels. The extended forecast for the Northern Adirondacks will offer excellent snowmaking weather with some natural snow along the way. Whiteface will announce further trail openings as snowmaking and conditions warrant.
Upcoming events include a Girls Only Slopestyle competition Dec. 9, a USASA Park Slopestyle on Dec. 16 and the annual Tele Alpine Touring Demo Day, presented by High Peaks Cyclery, on Dec. 17, featuring top manufacturers such as Atomic, K2, Garmont, Dynafit, Scarpa and the TSL snow shoe demo truck.
For the latest information on all things Whiteface, including conditions, events, photos and web cam, please log on to www.whiteface.com.