Whiteface Mountain

Snowgun at Whiteface Mountain
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The Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally the opening weekend for most major ski areas across the region.  Excitement peaked this week as multiple inches of natural snow fell, adding to the base of manmade snow already on the slopes.  Snowmaking operations can be crucial throughout the season. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at Whiteface Mountain this week to see what it takes to keep the mountain white.

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Authorities say a 22-year-old college student from western New York has died in a snowboarding accident at an Adirondack ski area.

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The Wild Center plans to broadcast a live webcast  from the summit of Whiteface Mountain Saturday with naturalists and atmospheric scientists to show the extremes of winter on the Adirondack peak.

Whiteface Mountain is known for its Olympic ski center. It is the only Adirondack High Peak with a road to its summit.  And it is the only Adirondack Mountain that hosts a scientific field station.