The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation.. Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface.. He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the mountain opened on the 17th
Five trails, from the base of Little Whiteface will be open this weekend. Excelsior, Summit Express, UpperValley, LowerValley and the Fox trails will all be ready for skiing and riding. LeBlanc says the weather has been working in their favor for making snow.. “We’ve been monitoring the temperatures up and down the mountain and sometimes the temperatures are actually warmer at the top than here in the valley and the weather has been very accommodating this year for us to get the mountain ready”
Whiteface lift tickets this weekend are $38 for adults, $33 for teens and seniors and $28 for juniors. After this weekend, the mountain will re-open Friday. In Highmount, N.Y., Belleayre Ski Resort is making snow in anticipation of a Friday, Nov. 29th opening.. Preseason pricing on season passes has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 17.
Tickets and Pass Information is available at www.whitefacelakeplacid.com