###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
Lake Placid, N.Y. --- It's never too early to get a jump on the 2011-12 skiing and riding season at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y. Beginning Sunday, March 13, next season's passes go on sale beginning at $419 for adults (ages 23-64), $299 for juniors (7-12) and just $30 for skiers or riders six and under. And when you purchase your season pass for the 2011-12 skiing and riding season, the rest of this season is free. That's not all. From March 13-18, current and new season pass holders will receive 50% off all regular price merchandise at Centerplate gift shop locations including Mt. Van Hoevenberg, the Olympic Jumping Complex and Whiteface. On Saturday, March 18, current and new season pass holders will receive a 42% discount off all food and beverage, after 1 p.m. at Whiteface, and every Sunday this month pass holders can enjoy an all you can eat pasta buffet, $6 for adults, $4 for children under 12 or $20 for the entire family. The buffet will be served in the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge Ausable Room from 2-4 p.m. For more information about the 2011-12 skiing and riding season pass sale at Whiteface log on to http://www.whiteface.com/tickets/season-pass-perks.