Whiteface Special Events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 10 2006 - 06:24 PM

WILMINGTON, New York ??” Whiteface is celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend with live music, a rail jam and the Next Snow Search January 14-16.

Whiteface kicks off the holiday weekend with the second rail jam of the season, presented by Burton Snowboards on Saturday, January 14 at 11 am. This event is open to all riders and skiers of all abilities who want to show off their latest tricks and cool style on Brookside. Participants may sign up at the Guest Services Desk in the Base Lodge by 9:30 am and cost is just $10 per person.

Sunday, January 15, features the Cloudspin Live Music Series, presented by Budweiser in the Cloudspin Lounge. This week New York City band Majorette will rock the mountain from 3:30 pm ??“ 5:30 pm. Majorette had played sold out shows in New York City at the Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory and Snitch as well as Boston. This group pivots between impulsive slams that sound like a female-fronted Jet to the sweetheart smart of No Doubt. There is no cost to attend.

The Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Search returns to Whiteface on Monday, Jan. 16. This competition is a quest to find the neXtreme generation of skiers and snowboarders. It’s the first all-mountain, all-equipment, all-person snow sports competition. It’s not just a competition – style, attitude, and personality are also factors. There is only one class, everyone competes together ??“ boys and girls, skiers and snowboarders. All contestants must be 9 through 13 years of age (born 1992-97) to compete. Competition takes place on Brookside. Registration is just $10 per entrant and competitors may sign up at the Guest Services Desk by 9:30 am. The winner and the runner up from this event will be sent to the Next Snow Search Finals at Killington, Vt. March 3-5 to represent Whiteface.

Last year’s Next Snow Search winner, Lars Johnson, went to the finals and earned one of the 25 spots on the 2005 Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Team. He is representing Whiteface in the Next Snow Search “All-Stars” competition in Keystone, Colo. January 27-28. That show will on NBC February 10.

Whiteface is open daily from 8:30 am ??“ 4 pm for skiing and riding.

For more information on ORDA venues and events and for web cams from five locations, please log on to www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.