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My day 2 today.  Better than last Saturday for sure.  

Essex and lower Northway open but under guns.  Also blowing Victoria.  Guessing maybe Saturday it would be open.
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
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Gondi ran on diesel due to an electrical issue today.  The lodge construction is a cluster f of Epic porotions and will be for a long long time.  Serious labor issues ongoing with full timers a plenty losing thier health coverage and the boys in orange doing all kinds of stuff to fill in.  

But the skiing was darn good.  Trying to focus on the good stuff becuase the other stuff is going to drive us all to drink - oh I forgot there is no bar to drink in unless you like tents.  Poor Mans is going to be a hopping.
"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
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Petronio Petronio
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Z wrote
The lodge construction is a cluster f of Epic porotions and will be for a long long time.  
You know, my wife and I were in Lake Placid in early October and we took a leaf-peeping ride out to Whiteface.  I saw the construction and wondered how they were going to get it finished by opening of the season.  I guess the answer was that they didn't.

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Good weekend at WF.  Great coverage and stayed a bit soft to allow bumping up by noon.  Kudos to the WF snowmakers.  Excelsior stayed sweet all weekend.  Oh the lodge is interesting, its fine if you go to your normal table to boot up, but good luck with it during the Xmas vacation.   Crowd as expected on Sat, 10 minute Gondi line, Sunday really really quiet.  Literally less than ten people in line at Gondi a couple times in the morning.  Hey their loss, my gain, it really was worth the trip!
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Hoser wrote
 the lodge is interesting, its fine if you go to your normal table to boot up, but good luck with it during the Xmas vacation.  
What's going on with the lodge?    Some sort of construction that should have been done by October?
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Prob won’t do justice to the details but here goes.  Check out the WF site for the plan.  Anyway I always enter from the upper tunnel by NYSEF and patrol and the whole back area from the info desk back to tunnel entrance is closed.Includes retail and the cafe that I thought was new.   Upstairs closed.  The bar is in a tent I think.  When entering the main level from the outside stairs have to pass by tent and people outside of tent smoking.   Or enter downstairs   Bathrooms ok downstairs. Supposed to be upstairs bathrooms going in plus elevator. No idea where.  Construction also from food area back through ausable room.    Ok for a normal day but good luck on holiday or with 200 racers in there

Don’t get me wrong.  The outside looks awesome now w new cedar.   Great to see benefits of our tax dollars.   Just will be challenging for a while.   Yes timing is definitely off a season or two.  Will be good though.  Not complaining just warning
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Hoser wrote
The bar is in a tent I think.
The bar is in a tent on the lower deck, next to the door that used to go to guest services.  The bar itself is getting a new roof line with large windows looking out to the hill.
Hoser wrote
Supposed to be upstairs bathrooms going in plus elevator. No idea where.
Upstairs bathrooms will be near MSA (ski patrol).  Elevator will be next to the stairs again, where guest services used to be.
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Want to start a pool for the date when the main lodge will get done?  They are just starting the new roof and then need to rip to old roof off underneath the new roof.  I’ll go with End of May ready for summer season.  

The next big FUBAR moment is they need to dig a new septic pit between the bar and Nysef building.  No idea why that was not done before the ground froze.  The problem is that until all that and the roof construction is done they can’t open Boreen or Brookside.  There is a work road that runs under the low part of the facelift that they used open in good snow years.  It has a very low overhead to the facelift though. That may be the work around.
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Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
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Santas Ski for Free Sunday at Whiteface Mountain

WILMINGTON, N.Y. – ‘Tis the season for snow, skiing, and Santa.  Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is celebrating with Santas Ski Free Day on Sunday, Dec.10.

Skiers and riders, who dress as Mr. or Mrs. Claus, participate in a group photo and arrive by 10 a.m., receive a free lift ticket to ski or ride the Olympic mountain. Those who do not have a jolly red suit can donate a new toy (valued over $10) or a gently used winter coat and receive 50% off a lift ticket for the day. The toys will be distributed through the Boy Scouts of America, while the Saranac Lake High School Key Club will deliver the coats to individuals in need.

Weekend festivities also include the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll from Dec.8-10. With a skating party, Santa meet and greets and a bustling Main Street filled with holiday shopping deals, live music, and a tree lighting ceremony, the holiday tradition makes for a spirited and merry occasion at Whiteface Lake Placid.

Photos from last December’s Santas Ski Free Day at Whiteface Mountain can be found HERE. Photos courtesy of ORDA/ Whiteface Lake Placid

Media interested in covering the Sunday’s event at Whiteface Mountain, contact Jon Lundin, ORDA communications, Tel: 518-523-1655 ext. 5313, Email: JLundin@orda.org.

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Current Conditions: WIND HOLD

Not worth the speeding ticket I got on the way up.

The snow looks like it will be good when someone can get to it.
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