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 Whiteface Mountain Grand Opening of The Notch - Saturday, December 9 

Ribbon cutting and celebration starting at 9 am

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2023) — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the grand opening of The Notch at Whiteface Mountain.

What: In what is the biggest, most transformative project of the summer, the Whiteface Mountain crew have installed a new detachable quad lift from the Bear Den Learning Center to a point just beyond the Legacy Lodge at mid-station. Named The Notch, this innovative lift - the only one of its kind in the East - will dramatically improve the skier experience. The lift is actually two lifts in one that together operate seamlessly.

Why: The Notch will help skiers and riders at the Bear Den Learning Center access additional beginner and intermediate terrain while also providing access to upper mountain lifts and advanced terrain. Riders can unload onto the Boreen trail or continue farther upward where they can access other trails and lifts as well as the Legacy Lodge. In this way, The Notch will help everyone experience all that Whiteface has to offer while also reducing traffic on other lifts and trails.

When: 9:00 am, Saturday, December 9, 2023, grand opening with ribbon cutting and remarks.

Where: The base of The Notch at the Bear Den Learning Center, Whiteface Mountain. Media and guests are asked to arrive by 8:45 am at the base of The Notch.


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