Whiteface - January 4, 2024 (Snapshot)
On our second day of skiing Whiteface, we were pleasantly surprised by a 3-4 inch (7-10cm) snowfall on the mountain, making for some “East Coast Powder Day” conditions!
While the number of open lifts and runs (7 and 20) was similar to the previous visit two days prior, there were patches of fresh powder on the sides of trails, and the rocks and ice patches were presented themselves less frequently!
Once again, the views were incredible, with the supposedly partly cloudy day turning bluebird, leading to stunning views of the upper mountain, Lake Placid, and of course, cloud inversions! The favourite run of the day was The Follies, which was the one run off the summit that was not open on our previous ski day. Its alpine environment of snow-covered trees, in addition to its gentler, zig-zagging slope, made for some unique views of the sun, clouds, and lower mountain!
It was a great day at Whiteface, where by my rough estimate I skiied 19,000 total feet of vertical, and I am hopeful to return to explore the entirety of the mountain’s open terrain in the near future!