Well, it has been a few weeks delayed, but finally Whiteface Mountain is officially open with a few trails. So, tune up those skis as RICH YOUR NEWS AND SPORTSCASTER is doing as I am typing (yes he is multi-talented..hehe and likes to speak in 3rd person) and get ready to visit Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain for some great skiing. They are opening their gates as of Saturday December 4th, 2009 and here is the update of the trails that will be open.
Whiteface opens tomorrow at 10am with skiing from Excelsior, Summit Express to Upper Valley with downloading via the little whiteface double to the Cloudsplitter Gondola. Expect variable conditions with barespots, possible walking at the end of the upper valley trail to the lift. No beginner terrain is available, intermediate or above skiers and riders only please. Lift ticket prices will be $38 for adults, teens and seniors and just $25 for juniors. So, as you can see still in the beginning processes but Whiteface is making snow everyday and night and more trails will open day by day as long as Mother Nature cooperates. (Lets all do the snow dance for a great snow squall to come through the area). For more information about current conditions please visit their website at www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.
If skiing is not your thing, then do not forget about a very important event taking place next weekend. On December 11th through the 13th Lake Placid village is opening up their streets and shops for the 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY VILLAGE STROLL. All kinds of great activites to get you in the festive mood: Santa Claus will be visiting, The Nutcracker at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts, Breakfast with Santa at participating resorts and restaurants and plenty of Holiday Shopping! (Gosh, I still have not finished, great time to get in on the bargains). So, as you can see just because the ground is not completely covered with snow as of yet, there is still plenty to enjoy in downtown Lake Placid. Everyone have a great day and look forward to chatting with each and every one of you in the near future.