###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, (email@example.com) at (518) 523-1655 ext. 213
Lake Placid, N.Y. --- Less than a month away from the start of the 2010-11 skiing and riding season at Whiteface, the accolades continue to roll in for Whiteface/Lake Placid. On newsstands now is the November 2010 issue of SnowEast Magazine and the results of its reader survey. The readers have spoken and more than 3,500 of them chose Whiteface, located in Wilmington, N.Y., as the East's #1 ski destination. Whiteface was selected the favorite Eastern Resort by the magazine's readers, while Lake Placid was tabbed the Favorite Destination Ski Village. In addition, Whiteface was also designated as having the Favorite Scenic View. Whiteface/Lake won three of the seven eastern U.S. categories for mountains over 1,100 vertical feet of descent. "We're taking tremendous pride in this ranking and survey," noted ORDA president/CEO Ted Blazer. "It's a testament to the dedication of everyone involved in making both the mountain and the villages of Lake Placid and Wilmington such a wonderful destination. The variety of activities and experience that can only be experienced at Whiteface/Lake Placid is what continues to separate us from all of the other ski resorts." For the complete results from the 2010 SnowEast Magazine Reader Survey, log on to http://www.snoweastmagazine.com/. The issue also features an article about last season's U.S. alpine national championships which where held on Whiteface last March. Whiteface is scheduled to open for the season, Friday, Nov. 26. Whiteface boasts 86 trails and 3,430 feet of vertical, making it the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. For more information about skiing and riding Whiteface, the Olympic mountain, this season, log on to http://www.whitefacelakeplacid.com/.