By PHIL BROWN The Whiteface Mountain toll road is a classic Adirondack ski tour, especially popular early or late in the season when there is little snow in the woods. Even in midwinter, it’s a spectacular adventure: after a five-mile climb nearly … [Read more...] about Whiteface work hinders road skiing
Whiteface ATV tours a prelude to land-use amendment?
By JAMES M. ODATO In mid-June, Whiteface Mountain advertised a summer activity—rides aboard big all-terrain vehicles on the ski slopes of the High Peaks landmark. Called the “4x4 Alpine Expedition,” marketing videos showed children and adults … [Read more...] about Whiteface ATV tours a prelude to land-use amendment?
Whiteface skier’s disappearance still a mystery
By James M. Odato Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis left a trail of questions after skiing off Whiteface Mountain and ending up in Sacramento, California, in February. Many remain unanswered, even as the forty-nine-year-old captain in the Toronto … [Read more...] about Whiteface skier’s disappearance still a mystery
Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California
By Mike Lynch The skier who was the subject of a large-scale search at Whiteface Mountain has been located alive and well in Sacramento, California, according to state police. Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, a firefighter from Toronto, made … [Read more...] about Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California
Park Perspectives: Heads in the clouds
It’s hard to imagine a cooler-sounding job description than cloud collecting. This is not to be confused with wool gathering or stargazing. It’s real work, and Paul Casson and Rich Brandt have it down to a science. In fact it is a science, and one … [Read more...] about Park Perspectives: Heads in the clouds
Time to hit the slopes
Whiteface Mountain lures bikers By ALAN WECHSLER In winter, this place would be crawling with skiers. But on a weekday morning in August, I’m nearly alone, or so it seems. I’ve come to Whiteface Mountain to ride my bike down slopes that I have … [Read more...] about Time to hit the slopes