Whiteface Memories

Having lived so close to Whiteface Mountain, I practically lived there on weekends in the winter growing up. Many memories were created, from skiing "The Slides" for the first time, to being one of the first people to ride the gondola when it was originally installed. I also worked as a ski instructor for the Snowsports School, which gave me great personal satisfaction; teaching a sport I am very passionate about.

My father, an incredible skier to this day, has roots and connections to this mountain that go much farther back. He has skied on Whiteface for over 55 years and even raced there as a member of the Lake Placid High School Ski Team. Over the years he's volunteered his time - helping out during the 1980 Olympics, installing the Freeway chairlift, working on both the ski and host patrol, and now helping out with NYSEF races. He still usually leads down the mountain when we come for a weekend of skiing. I often visit and bring new friends to enjoy a day on the slopes and show them the area that was such a big part of my childhood.

I enjoy skiing and hope you enjoy some footage from our recent years of skiing at Whiteface. Skiers include my wife, dad, and friends.

Photographic Journal

It wasn't until I spent time away from the Adirondacks that I truly learned to appreciate the natural surroundings that I woke up to every morning while growing up. Spending my childhood in Wilmington, NY, I realized early on that being able to take a five minute drive over to Whiteface Mountain for a day of incredible skiing in mountains that I loved was a luxury that not everyone enjoyed. Being able to photograph the places that have grown to mean so much to me over the years, and then share those photos with others either equally passionate about the area or those just learning about the wonders of the Adirondacks, is a spectacular achievement.

Late spring snows are one of the surprises that the locals have come to expect, even on Memorial Day!  The white snow truly stands out against the fresh and bright spring growth.
Late spring snows are one of the surprises that the locals have come to expect, even on Memorial Day! The white snow truly stands out against the fresh and bright spring growth.

Great views near Hoyt's High on one of the last days of the season - spring is definitely a favorite time to be on the mountain.  Between the warm temperatures and the soft and slushy snow, the mountain atmosphere takes on an exciting vibe.
Great views near Hoyt's High on one of the last days of the season - spring is definitely a favorite time to be on the mountain. Between the warm temperatures and the soft and slushy snow, the mountain atmosphere takes on an exciting vibe.

Early snows on Whiteface with blue skies overhead are what every skier and snowboarder lives for - the thrill of carving into fresh powder all while getting a nice goggle tan cannot be beat.
Early snows on Whiteface with blue skies overhead are what every skier and snowboarder lives for - the thrill of carving into fresh powder all while getting a nice goggle tan cannot be beat.

Beautiful trees coated in a fresh, crisp snow along the Whiteface Highway. Trekking up the highway in the winter makes for a great adventure with breathtaking views along the way.
Beautiful trees coated in a fresh, crisp snow along the Whiteface Highway. Trekking up the highway in the winter makes for a great adventure with breathtaking views along the way.

While the first snows seen blanketing Whiteface generally call an end to the fall season, the contrast of the white snow against the vibrant leaves of autumn is a photo-worthy sight.
While the first snows seen blanketing Whiteface generally call an end to the fall season, the contrast of the white snow against the vibrant leaves of autumn is a photo-worthy sight.
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
Whiteface Mountain courtesy of PureAdirondacks.com
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