Whiteface Mountain

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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.