I just skimmed through Eric Stackman’s recent replies to the Adirondack Park Agency (available on the APA website). Stackman, a Miami, Florida developer, wants to construct a 120-lot resort subdivision in Jay, Essex County, above the East Branch of the Ausable River, apparently within sightlines near Whiteface Mountain, Askaard Farm and many other viewing locations. [Read more…] about Another Adirondack Resort Subdivision Proposed Without Conservation Design
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has announced they are accepting public comment regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed amendments to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has proposed new management actions to increase public accessibility, improve user safety and enhance recreational experiences. The APA will accept public comments until April 11th, 2022. [Read more…] about Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Management Plan Comments Sought
The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has announced that Whiteface Mountain will recognize Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht with the name of its new chairlift and with the theme of its updated race finish arena.
Weibrecht is a three-time Olympian, Lake Placid native, and lifelong skier of Whiteface. He was awarded Silver in Sochi in 2014 and Bronze in Vancouver in 2010, both in Super G. [Read more…] about Whiteface Designating Lift & Finish Area in Honor of Andrew Weibrecht
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) in cooperation with the Towns of Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Ausable Forks, has announced a branding study and is looking for stakeholders, residents, and visitors to complete an online survey designed to help better understand what motivates people to visit the Whiteface Region in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. [Read more…] about Input Sought for Whiteface Region Brand Study
An investigation revealed 22-year-old Bernhard “Tanner” Kahlau, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, lost control and struck a tree while skiing down the upper portion of the Approach Trail. The black diamond trail on Little Whiteface is rated “most difficult.” [Read more…] about Fatal Ski Accident At Whiteface Takes Life Of Hockey Player
Crews have begun snowmaking at Mid-Station on Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox Trails. Plans are to continue snowmaking efforts through Wednesday evening as temperatures allow. [Read more…] about Snowmaking Has Begun At Whiteface Mountain
In your weary legs,
belong to her summit
without rejoicing, yet full.
Scurry about like a chipmunk
drunk on the oxygen of being.
The Whiteface Landing Trail in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, in Wilmington, Essex County, ascends 6.0 miles and 3,320 feet from the trailhead on State Route 86 to the 4,867-foot summit and its 360 degree views. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Landing in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, in Wilmington, Essex County, can be accessed via the waters of Lake Placid or a 2.5-mile trail which is also the first portion of the Whiteface Mountain Trail to the Mountain’s Summit.
In winter, that distance is 3.7 miles due to seasonal road closures. [Read more…] about Featured Adirondack Hike: Whiteface Landing
The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is beginning its summer construction season at Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre Mountains with a range of projects designed to deliver greater lift capacity, enhanced snowmaking, expand facility spaces, and provide a more robust online reservation system. [Read more…] about State-Run Ski Areas Tout Improvements For 2020-21 Season