WILMINGTON --- The Hoyt's High Trail at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area in Wilmington opened Tuesday for the first time this skiing and riding season.
Cut in 2008 and named in honor of Whiteface veteran ski patroller Jim Hoyt Sr., the 4,700 foot long expert trail had always relied on Mother Nature to cover its 1,400 feet of vertical. This autumn, crews installed 9,000 feet of piping allowing for top to bottom snowmaking.
Skiers and riders now have an expert trail that will allow them to get back to the Lookout Mountain lift. In the past, Lookout Below was the only expert trail that allowed skiers and riders immediate access to the triple chair lift.
A skier goes down Hoyt's High trail at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area in Wilmington. The trail opened Tuesday.
Photo courtesy of Whiteface Mountain