Facelift was installed in 2002 replacing both the Valley Triple and MidStation Shuttle Lifts. The Valley Triple ran the full length and the MidStation Shuttle only ran up to the bottom of Mountain Run, providing direct access to the lodge and those lifts. Facelift doesn't have a mid station because it was too expensive on a detachable so that's why there's no direct access to that lodge anymore. While direct access to that lodge was lost, direct access to LWF was gained with the gondola. Good move IMO.
Interesting to read the recent history. I only skied Whiteface a few times in 1968-70 as an intermediate. The only part that I can remember clearly is the bridge. The changes to the lifts made the place feel very different when I skied WF again in 2014.