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Lake Placid USA;Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in New York State, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.
Lake Placid USA;Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in New York State, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.

Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in New York State, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view featuring the Adirondacks and perhaps on a clear day glimpses of Vermont and even Canada.

Located in the town of Wilmington (about 13 miles from Lake Placid) the mountain is home to a ski area with the highest vertical drop in the eastern United States (3430 feet, or 1,045 m).

Part of the post World War II growth in recreational skiing attributed to the efforts of returning veterans of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, Whiteface also hosted the alpine skiing competition of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface features a developed summit and seasonal accessibility by motor vehicle.


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[edit] World Cup Freestyle returns to the Olympic Village of Whiteface Lake Placid

Catch athletes including Casey Puckett and Daron Rahlves compete in ski cross, Ryan St. Onge, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson and Emily Cook in aerials and Pat Deneen and Hannah Kearney in moguls--all vying for a spot on the Olympic Freestyle Team. Our Village, rich in Olympic history is the perfect place for this Olympic showcase event that will be the last qualifier for these athletes as they make their way to the Olympic Winter Games.

[edit] Lake Placid Ski Cross

[edit] Lake Placid Mogul Course Wilderness

[edit] Lake Placid Aerial Site

Image:Aerial ladies quali 21.011-001.jpg

[edit] Infrastructure

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia 'Whiteface Mountain'; [1]
  • FIS web site link[2]

[edit] Also see



Return to Competitions Freestyle WC 2009 - 2010, Season 2009 - 2010 Freestyle FIS World Cup or Freestyle Skiing

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