NEW YORK, N.Y. — Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., made the cut and is a finalist in the About.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards for the favorite ski resort in the eastern United States. Voting is open through March 8 and the winner will be announced on March 15.
Whiteface which boasts the greatest vertical in the east, as well as 283 skiable acres and 86 trails was the only State of New York ski resort to reach the finals. This winter more than 160 inches of natural snow has fallen at Whiteface, making the 2010-2011 skiing and riding season one of the best in recent memory.
The other finalists include Vermont’s Killington, Mount Snow, Stratton and Stowe. To cast your vote, log on to: Best Ski Resort – East.
The recipients of the Reader’s Choice Awards will have the unique opportunity to display the coveted About.com Readers’ Choice Awards badge on their Web site.
In December, About.com recognized Whiteface as one of the nation’s top family ski destinations, one of only three eastern resorts to make the list. The on-line article touted the mountain as “an ideal venue for a family ski vacation,” and also describes many of the off-hill activities found in Wilmington and in Lake Placid including a tour of the Olympic sites, ice skating and partaking in the full schedule of winter events for the family.
It’s those off-hill activities, as well as the wide array of Olympic-style sports including bobsledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, ski jumping, and events such as World Cup racing, shows and concerts, that have made Whiteface/Lake Placid #1, for 18 consecutive years, for its Off-Hill Activities by readers of SKI Magazine. And this season, readers of both SKI Magazine and SnowEast Magazine tabbed the Olympic mountain as the #1 Ski Resort in the eastern United States.