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December 9, 2013

Whiteface makes top 10 list

WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain is one of just three ski resorts in the United States listed among Smarter Travel’s “10 Best International Ski Destinations.”

“You can never get tired for receiving accolades that distinguish our ski resort from any other resort in the northeastern United States and beyond,” said Olympic Regional Development (ORDA) president/CEO Ted Blazer in a press release.

“It’s a testament to not only the hard work of ORDA’s staff, but to everyone in this region that helps to make this place so unique and special to everyone who visits.”

The 10 ski destinations are touted in Smarter Travel as “10 incredible ski resorts around the world.”

‘UNIQUE ARRAY’

ORDA manages Whiteface Mountain and all of Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, as well as Gore Mountain in North Creek and Belleayre Ski Resort in Highmount.

Whiteface/Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games and has the greatest vertical east of the Rockies, at 3,430-feet.

Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington and the Lake Placid region were also touted by Smarter Travel for its unique array of off-hill activities that guests can also experience such as biathlon, skeleton sliding and bobsledding.

‘CHARMING’

The listing in Smarter Travel comes just a few weeks after Lake Placid was mentioned in the November issue of Destinations Travel Magazine.

The article describes the upstate New York community as “charming” and “history filled.”

It also says that, “regardless of the season, Lake Placid has something for just about everyone.”

TOP DESTINATION

For 23 consecutive years, Whiteface/Lake Placid has been selected as the top destination for Off-Hill Activities by readers of SKI Magazine.

The 2014 survey also tabbed Whiteface Mountain as the 10th top ski resort in the eastern United States. The ski center also received kudos for Après Ski Activities (No. 4), Challenge (No. 4), Scenery (No. 5), Character (No. 6), Dining (9) and Overall Value (No.10).

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