Events
Mountain, road, cycling!
Mountain, road, cycling!
The Whiteface Region is a cycling paradise. Challenging terrain, gorgeous scenery, and intriguing routes all combine with the fresh mountain air. Come explore a full weekend of aspirations in the form of incredible mountain cycling, then road cycling... with an intriguing twist.Summer is prime biking season, and it kicks off with the Adirondack Bike Race Weekend.7th Annual WW 100kThe WW 100k is … [Read More]
Iron Training
Iron Training
Ironman VolunteerIt was about 9 months ago that I was gifted with one of the greatest opportunities — I was asked to assist with Ironman Lake Placid. I was brought on board to help with the astounding amount of work that goes into coordinating the thousands of volunteers. I didn’t know what I was in for, but that was the best part. The adrenaline was all that kept me going. The energy Ironman … [Read More]
A Peculiar Place
A Peculiar Place
Sometimes the mountain can be a pretty peculiar place.Whiteface Mountain is a local watering hole for those who might choose the path less traveled! Not sure what I mean? Let me show you.Every spring Whiteface Mountain holds their much-anticipated pond skimming contest. What’s pond skimming? The staff at the mountain makes a small pond at the bottom of the Mixing Bowl, you ski down a small … [Read More]
Going behind the scenes of Christmas at Santa's Workshop
Going behind the scenes of Christmas at Santa's Workshop
It's not easy to make Christmas happen all year long! But they manage to make it happen at Santa's Workshop, and they do it with a smile and plenty of Christmas cheer!Santa's head helper, John Collins, was kind enough to take some time out of his day during this very busy season to give me a behind-the-scenes tour of the property. He told me all about what it takes to spread Christmas cheer year … [Read More]
Leaves and Cheese: delightful combination!
Leaves and Cheese: delightful combination!
The epic Essex County Cheese Tour is an irresistible combination of many delightful things: the beauty of fall color, the gourmet experience of artisan cheeses, and the cheerful influence of goats.It can be a surprise that the Adirondacks, known for its mountains and lakes and forests, is also the home of many farms dedicated to organic and sustainable agriculture. The tours are held on select … [Read More]
ENTERTAINING FALL EVENTS
ENTERTAINING FALL EVENTS
 Celebrate the colors of fallFor one of the best local home-grown events around, Wilmington hosts the 13th Annual Festival of the Colors in September. This event celebrates all things autumn in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The celebration includes local arts, photography, furniture makers, crafts, and homemade baked goods. It’s a true Adirondack community festival, a not-to-be-missed … [Read More]
Up, Up, Up and Away!
Up, Up, Up and Away!
What were you thinking?In every race, athletes push themselves to their limits. Maybe even the limits of human abilities. But one race sticks out in my mind as just plain crazy/awesome:The Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike RaceFor those of you who don't know, Whiteface Mountain is home to a world-class ski area, downhill mountain biking mecca, hiking trails, weather observatory, and a toll road. On … [Read More]
Summer events sampler
Two of the most physically grueling events in the Adirondacks take place right here in the Whiteface Region! Participating athletes will enjoy the clean, crisp mountain air as they complete these amazing competitions. uphill all the way (almost)The Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race on June 4 is a challenging ride in which cyclists ascend the 11 mile, 8 percent grade of the Whiteface … [Read More]
A Whiteface wedding on a budget
A Whiteface wedding on a budget
My wife and I have a lot in common, a fact I like to think was a major contributor to our marriage. Besides things like a mutual appreciation of nature, art, and other cultures, we both like to do things ourselves. If something needs to be fixed, we try to fix it before hiring someone to do it for us. Part of that mentality comes from a desire to learn new things, and part of it comes from a … [Read More]
Whiteface springs into activity
Whiteface springs into activity
Don't count Whiteface Mountain out yet.Yes, this winter has lacked the normal snowfall depths we've come to expect in the Adirondacks, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack up the skis or snowboard. There are dozens of trails open, and when you pair that with the amazing Springfest Maple Weekend lineup, March is looking like a great month to be on the slopes.First, let's talk skiing and … [Read More]

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