The Slides are open. These are four favorite words for skiers and riders who frequent Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.
A series of steep, narrow chutes, the Slides are open only when Ski Patrol deems them safe. This is expert-only terrain—35 acres of in-bounds, off-piste, double black-diamond wilderness skiing accessible by hiking from the top of the Summit Quad. A beacon probe and shovel are required to ski or ride the Slides.
On March 15, the Olympic mountain in the Adirondacks is celebrating a Shamrock Super Sunday, presented by Bud Light. Ski and ride all day for just $48 for adults, $42 for teens and $35 for juniors when purchased in advance, online, at www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.
After a super day of skiing and riding the east’s greatest vertical and the best in the Adirondacks, the party moves upstairs to the Cloudspin Lounge for Bud Light drink specials and games.
The SKI3 pass is available through April 24 for just $759 for adults and seniors, $399 for young adults and college students and only $299 for juniors. Plus skiers and riders, who are 70 and older, can purchase the pass for only $210.
For those looking to ski just Whiteface next season, there’s still the very popular Whiteface Only Non-Holiday pass for just $459, when purchased by April 24. Get your pass now and ski the rest of this season free.
Don’t forget that all March long, it’s Springfest at the Olympic mountain. There’s a great lineup of events throughout the entire month to include this week’s NCAA national ski championships.
Other events include “First-Tracks,” every Saturday and Sunday, the Apple Butter Open, March 21-22; the Grommet Jam, Sunday, March 22; Maple Weekend, March 28-29; and the Whiteface Snoweater, March 28. Plus there’s plenty of music with the Cloudspin Lounge’s Rock the Face concert series.
For 24 consecutive years, readers of SKI Magazine have tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid number-one in the east for Off-Hill Activities. The magazine’s readers also named Whiteface their fourth favorite spot in the east for Après Ski and Nightlife.
The 2015 survey also tabbed Whiteface as the 10th top ski resort in the eastern United States. Whiteface also received kudos for Challenge (4), Scenery (No. 5), Character (No. 6), Dining (9) and Overall Value (No.10).
This spring, SnowEast Magazine readers chose Whiteface Lake Placid as their Overall Favorite Ski Resort in New York State and their Favorite Ski Destination. SnowEast Magazine also voted Whiteface ninth in the east for Favorite Snowmaking.
To learn more about all of the activities and events taking place on ORDA’s Olympic venues, visit www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.