WILMINGTON - Whiteface Mountain officially opened its 87th trail for skiing and riding when the ribbon was cut Tuesday, March 25, for Rand's Last Stand, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority officials.
Whiteface Mountain enthusiasts James Hunter, Jeff Tompkins, Brian Winfield and Jack Yanchitis each helped to name the glade when the mountain held a Facebook trail naming contest in August 2013. The 4.7-acre and 1,500-foot long expert glade, named for former Whiteface Mountain general manager and 1968 Olympic ski jumper Jay Rand Jr., is located half-way down Hoyt's High and connects skiers and riders to both the Summit Chair lift and Lookout Mountain chair lift.
Rand is currently the director of the New York Ski Educational Foundation.
Former Whiteface Mountain general manager Jay Rand Jr. officially opens the Rand’s Last Stand glade, at Whiteface Mountain. Rand is now the director of the New York Ski Educational Foundation. (Photo — ORDA/ Whiteface Lake Placid).