###About ORDA Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.
2010-2011 Ski & Ride Season Passes now Available Wilmington, N.Y. --- Whiteface is celebrating Easter on Sunday, April 4, with an Easter service, breakfast buffet and Easter egg hunt. The non-denominational Easter service begins at 8:15 a.m. at the summit of Little Whiteface. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Ausable Room located in the Base Lodge. Following the service there will be an Easter buffet in Lookout Café, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The buffet includes sausage frittatas, scrambled eggs, French toast, ham, coffee and juice, assorted baked breads, muffins and Danishes. The cost is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors and $6.95 for children under 12. An Easter egg hunt for youngsters, between the ages of 7-12, will begin at 11 a.m. on Boreen, where skiers will begin at the top of the trail and non-skiers at the base of the trail, while an Easter egg hunt for youngsters six and under begins at noon on the Mixing Bowl. This is also the final Super Sunday of the ski season. It's Retro Sunday, time to pull out the old neon one-piece ski suits and remember the days gone past, adult lift tickets are just $35, teens are $30 and juniors are $25. Also, while you're there, don't forget to pick up your season pass for 2010-2011. Adult season passes begin at $409, while junior (ages 7-12) season passes begin at only $299 and a season pass for skiers six and under is just $30. This year's pond skimming contest is slated for Saturday, April 10, at noon outside the Base Lodge. The free event is open to all skiers and riders. Contestants will be judged on distance, splash, best costume and more. Registration will take place at the guest services desk from 9-11:30 a.m. For more information on the latest ski and riding conditions at Whiteface, log on to http://www.whitfacelakeplacid.com/ .