Whiteface First SnowWilmington, N.Y. - A light dusting of snow kisses Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., today, Thursday, Oct. 10, a not so gentle reminder that winter is on its way. If the weather continues to cooperate, skiing and riding at Whiteface will begin Friday, Nov. 28.

Thursday's snowfall on the Olympic mountain should serve as a reminder to book early and save on your vacation to the "Winter Sports Capital of the World," Lake Placid, N.Y. Through Oct. 31, you will find deals with savings up to 45% off Whiteface lift tickets and early bird specials from area lodging properties. Book your vacation today and don't miss out on skiing "The Face," Whiteface that is ... this winter.

For 24 consecutive years, readers of SKI Magazine have tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid number-one in the east for Off-Hill Activities. The magazine's readers also named Whiteface their fourth favorite spot in the east for Après Ski and Nightlife.

The 2015 survey also tabbed Whiteface as the 10th top ski resort in the eastern United States. Whiteface also received kudos for Challenge (4), Scenery (No. 5), Character (No. 6), Dining (9) and Overall Value (No.10).

This spring, SnowEast Magazine readers chose Whiteface Lake Placid as their Overall Favorite Ski Resort in New York State and their Favorite Ski Destination. SnowEast Magazine also voted Whiteface ninth in the east for Favorite Snowmaking.

To learn more about all of the activities and events taking place on ORDA's Olympic venues, visit www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

Photo Courtesy: ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid
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, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating 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.