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Start of $1 billion 2017-18 snow season in New York

Staff Writer |
The start of the 2017-18 skiing and snowboarding season, with both Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, and Gore Mountain, in North Creek, slated to open this Saturday, is just around the corner.

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New York's 51 mountains attracts millions of visitors and generates $1 billion
Belleayre Ski Resort, in Highmount, is scheduled to open Friday, November 24, weather and conditions permitting. A number of other ski resorts are starting operation across the state.

Every winter season, skiing and riding at New York's 51 mountains attracts millions of visitors and generates $1 billion for the state's economy.

Both Gore and Whiteface have been making snow around the clock preparing for Saturday's opening day.

Gore Mountain is promoting its annual Food Drive promotion, with $10 off
Gore is expected to open with five trails (Showcase, Lower Sleighride, Stokes, 2B and Arena), serviced by the Adirondack Express.

Whiteface opens with summit to base skiing and snowboarding off Little Whiteface to include Excelsior, Summit Express, Upper Valley, Lower Valley, Fox and the Mixing Bowl. The Bear Lift and the Cloudsplitter Gondola will be operating.

Lift tickets for Gore are $65 for adults, $52 for teens and seniors, and $43 for juniors. Whiteface's prices are $68 for adults, $54 for teens & seniors, $44 for juniors and $42 for ages 70 and older.

Gore Mountain is promoting its annual Food Drive promotion, with $10 off per nonperishable food item, with a two item maximum discount.


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