Mother Nature got off to a slow start, but the 2009-10 skiing and riding season at Whiteface is finally here. The Olympic
mountain is set to open this Saturday, Dec. 5.
Snow guns having been making snow, preparing Excelsior, Summit Express and Upper Valley for Saturday's opening day and the mountain's 52nd winter
season. Skiing will be available from the summit of Little Whiteface to mid
station, with downloading on the Cloudsplitter Gondola. This is limited to
intermediate skiing and beginner terrain will not be available.
Whiteface boasts the East's greatest vertical drop, and was recently named
to the Top Five Resorts in the East in *SKI Magazine's* Reader Resort Survey
2010. The mountain also received kudos for Apr s Ski Activities (No. 4),
Scenery (No. 5), Challenge and Family Programs (No. 6), Lodging (No. 6),
Overall Value (No.7), and Terrain/Variety (No. 8). Whiteface/Lake Placid
also earned the distinction of being #1 in the nation for Off-Hill
Activities for the 17th straight year.
Opening day lift tickets are $38 for adults, teens and seniors; and $25 for
juniors (7-12). As always, children six and under and seniors 70 and over
ski and ride for free any day of the season.
While you're at Whiteface, don't forget to purchase your 2009-10 ski and
ride season pass, the deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 11. Full
season passes to both Whiteface and Gore range from $335.00, for youth ages 13 to 22, to just $799.00, for adults. Adult non-holiday passes are
available for $649.00, as well as Snow Samplers and Whiteface's frequent
Finally, the first Super Sunday of the season is slated for Dec. 13th.
Adult lift ticket are just $35 and the party kicks off with the Hello my
name is Rail Jam and the High Peaks Cyclery Tele Demo Day, before moving
upstairs to the Cloudspin Lounge for the premier of HIT OR MISS by CS
Films. There will also be a live musical performance by Trenchtown
For more information on the Olympic venues and events, and for web cams from five locations, log on to www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.