On Tuesday, February 13 at about 12:20 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch received a call regarding a hiker who slipped on the ice near the summit of Mount Jo in the Adirondack High Peaks’ town of North Elba, Essex County, and potentially dislocated his shoulder. [Read more…] about Rangers Rescue 75-Year-Old Adirondack Hiker; Teens Off Trail At Whiteface
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people and engage in policing on New York State Lands.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Rescue 5 Whiteface Mtn Hikers; Locate Missing Teen; More
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Rescue 15 Rafters; Recover Body; Make Rescues at Fish Creek, OK Slip Falls, Whiteface, Colden, Phelps, N-P Trail
Adirondack Land Trust has purchased 187 acres in the town of North Elba, Essex County, NY, to protect one of the most iconic views in the Adirondacks. The tract is bordered by State Route 73, the Adirondack Loj Road, New York State Forest Preserve and private lands and features forest and grassland habitats. From the property, there are stunning views of the High Peaks Wilderness, the Olympic ski jumps, and Whiteface Mountain. [Read more…] about Iconic Adirondack High Peaks Vista Conserved
On Saturday, February 11, 2023, around 2:40 pm, New York State Police responded to Whiteface Mountain Ski Area on State Route 86, in the town of Wilmington, Essex County, for a report of an injured skier.
Whiteface EMS and Wilmington Rescue rendered aid to the skier, before he was transported to University Vermont Medical Center by life flight for a life-threatening head injury. [Read more…] about 14-Year-Old Seriously Injured At Whiteface Mountain
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