WILMINGTON - Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington will open for skiing and snowboarding tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17, six days ahead of schedule.
"The weather conditions and temperatures have been ideal for the last couple of weeks for snowmaking," said the mountain's general manager Aaron Kellett in a press release. "Everyone at the mountain is excited to be opening early and we're all preparing for what's shaping up to be a great season ahead."
This marks the earliest opening for the Olympic mountain since 2003-'04 when the season began on Nov. 16.
Whiteface Mountain as seen today. Snow can be seen on one of the trails that will be open tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17.
Photo/Richard Rosentreter/Lake Placid News
Three trails, Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox trails, will be open this weekend, with one lift, the Facelift quad. The mountain's nursery and Kids Kampus programs will not be available.
Lift tickets are $25 for all skiers and riders and that money can be used toward the purchase of a 2012-'13 season pass.
After this weekend, Whiteface will close Sunday, at 4 p.m., and re-open Friday, Nov. 23, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The season pass deadline has been extended to Sunday, Nov. 18, for both Whiteface and Gore. The adult non-holiday pass is available for $699, while the adult full-season pass is $869. The young adult and college season pass can be purchased for $385 and the junior pass is $299.
Trails and lifts are subject to change this weekend. Visit www.whiteface.com for the latest conditions.