###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
Wilmington, N.Y. - Alright, so you haven't purchased your 2012-‘13 skiing and riding season pass for Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y. yet. What are you waiting for? Maybe this will help you to decide. Buy your pass before Friday, May 11, and automatically qualify for a chance to win a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 120 kayak from Eastern Mountain Sports Lake Placid. The popular Adult (ages 23-64) Non-Holiday Whiteface Only Pass is just $439, through May 11, while the Full Season Whiteface and Gore Adult Pass is only $739 through May 11. Junior (7-12) passes for Whiteface and Gore begin at $299 and children six and under can ski and ride both mountains for just $30, through May 11. Entries for the kayak are limited to one per person. This offer is not valid with the Under Six Season Pass or any Whiteface program. The drawing will be held at Whiteface on Friday, May 18, and the winner will be announced on http://www.whiteface.com/, Twitter and Whiteface's Facebook page. For more information about the kayak and the 2012-'13 Whiteface skiing and riding season pass sale, log on to http://www.whiteface.com/summer/tickets/wf_season.php.