What’s New at Whiteface-Lake Placid, the Olympic Mountain?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 6, 2009 6:06 pm

WILIMGTON, N.Y. — Over the past 10 years, Whiteface has invested over $20-million into improvements on the mountain. Last year, the mountain’s most ambitious project came to fruition with the opening of Lookout Mountain, our third peak, and The Wilmington Trail, a 2.5-mile intermediate cruiser.

The mountain’s crews worked hard throughout the spring, summer and fall to bring about more improvements to look forward to this winter season. New this year, the Sugar Valley Glades (25 acres of tree skiing and riding) will be ready to go on Lookout Mountain, as well as additional trail work and grading on The Wilmington Trail, Lookout Below, and Hoyt’s High. New seat cushions have been installed on the Summit Quad (Chair 6) and in anticipation of the U.S. Alpine Nationals event to be held in March; Parkway has been widened.

On the freeski and ride side of things, the halfpipe on Bear moved to Brookside Terrain Park, Bear has become a beginner trail, Wolf and Wolf Run will become a skier and boarder cross trail, Broadway will now become a part of our terrain park, Lower Thruway will return to an intermediate trail. In conclusion Whiteface will now have all terrain park features of a park and pipe from the top of the Face Lift High Speed Quad.

Major improvements have also been made to Whiteface’s on-mountain restaurants and café’s including the addition of a burrito bar in the Cloudspin Lounge.

In the promotions and events department….Super Sundays are back!!! Five select Sundays featuring a $35 lift ticket and once again we will be partnering with Coca-Cola to bring the Why not Wednesdays a $38 lift ticket after presenting a Coke product. For more info go to our new website www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.