###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. CONTACT: Jon Lundin, ORDA public relations coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (518) 523-1655 ext. 213
Wilmington, N.Y. --- The 2009-2010 skiing and riding season is beginning to wind down at Whiteface so grab your skis and board one more time before it ends Sunday, April 11. There's still plenty of great spring skiing on the upper mountain, which has plenty of snow, and skiing will be available from the summit of Little Whiteface to mid station, with downloading on the Cloudsplitter Gondola. This is limited to intermediate and experts only for skiing and riding. Beginner terrain will not be available. Whiteface will be offering SUPER SPECIAL SPRING RATES lift tickets, only $17 for anyone. Rentals and scenic gondola rides are also just $17. While you're there, take 50% off winter jackets in the Whiteface Ski Shop and be sure to stop into the Tuning Shop for blowout prices on demo skis, while supplies last. Centerplate will also be serving specials, Saturday and Sunday, on draft beer and pizza while supplies last. Also, 2010-2011 season pass are still available. Adult season passes begin at $409, while junior (ages 7-12) season passes begin at only $299 and a season pass for skiers or riders six and under is just $30. The Whiteface Friends Program is back, stop by the Season Pass Office and find out how you can get your 2010-11 pass discounted or even FREE! Due to the unseasonably mild weather, all resources and efforts are being put towards offering the best skiing and riding possible, therefore, Sunday's pond skimming event has been cancelled. Whiteface boasts the East's greatest vertical drop, and was recently named to the Top Five Resorts in the East in SKI Magazine's Reader Resort Survey 2010. The mountain also received kudos for Après Ski Activities (No. 4), Scenery (No. 5), Challenge and Family Programs (No. 6), Lodging (No. 6), Overall Value (No.7), and Terrain/Variety (No. 8). Whiteface/Lake Placid also earned the distinction of being #1 in the nation for Off-Hill Activities for the 17th straight year.