FULL - President's Day Weekend Ski/Ride @ Whiteface Lake Placid (Olympics Site)

Purchase Ticket Here: http://whiteface02142014.eventbrite.com/

Update 2/7: This event has sold out.

Updated 2/6: Since we don't have enough people joining, we are switching to carpool. If you are a driver and can give 2 to 3 passengers a ride, we want you to join the trip. Each passenger can chip in $50 + $10 for carrying equipment. I can also give you SEB price and $50 lift + bus for 2/8 Sat Belleayre trip. Thank you.

Updated 2/3: Carpool option is available. You can deduct $30 for Quad or $60 for Double if you just stay 2 nights. ***Extended Super Early Birds one more day to midnight tonight. I need to submit initial rooming list tomorrow, and encourage few more people to join.

Updated 2/2: If you are a driver, you can opt for carpool. Passengers will each chip in $50 + $10 for carrying equipment to you.

Updated 1/29: Good news! We will go to Whiteface Lake Placid for the President's Weekend, where 1980 Winter Olympics was held. 

World-class Skiing in the Adirondacks

When you get to the top of Whiteface Mountain, you'll be at the top of Northeast skiing. No ski mountain in the east reaches higher than ours. Around you, dozens of Adirondack peaks jut into the horizon. The fresh air filling your lungs has just blown over a protected park larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite, combined. And below you lie trails that have led Olympic athletes to glory. American Phil Mahre won silver here in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Andrew Weibrecht, a Lake Placid local who grew up skiing at Whiteface, competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and brought home the bronze medal in the Super G. It's your turn.

Activities for All Seasons

Whiteface opened in 1958 and has earned its place in the annals of big-mountain skiing. It has the greatest vertical drop in the east, which means if pointing the boards downhill is your thing, you'll have plenty of opportunities. We regularly stage major national and international skiing events, yet welcome first-time skiers and riders every day. We have 87 trails (a third of which are rated for expert skiers), 11 lifts including a gondola, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping glades skiing, and six Whiteface restaurants. Whiteface is the Olympic Mountain, which means not only can you carve the same turns as the world's best racers, you can visit the other Olympic facilities, like the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex, just down the road in Lake Placid.  This is a place that has brought the best out of world-class athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, all-mountain skiers and riders and beginners for years. It's your turn.

Check out their Live Web Cam

Video: The Whiteface Lake Placid Experience

http://youtu.be/FG26kkqKiBk

http://youtu.be/FG26kkqKiBk

Date/Time: February 14th Friday depart 4 PM at Flushing (Be there at 3:45 PM) & 5:15 at midtown West NYC (Be there at 5 PM). Depart from Whiteface at 4:30 PM February 17th Monday & get back to Flushing around 9:30 PM & NYC 10:00 PM

Depart 4:00 PM: [masked]th St Flushing, NY 11354 (Map) (Outside the big parking lot)

Depart 5:15 PM: Corner of 43rd St & 9th Ave New York, NY 10036 (Map)

Trip Includes: 3 days 3 nights peak season holiday weekend ski/snowboard trip; 3 nights accommodation at BEST WESTERN Mountain Lake Inn. 3 days all mountain lift tickets at Whiteface Mountain. Round trip bus transportation from NYC, and bus transportation between hotel & ski resort daily. The price is based on double occupancy (2 persons in a two queen bed room). Deduct $100 if you choose quad occupancy. Add $250 for single occupancy room. Deduct $50 if you just need 2 day lift tickets & you may choose to do some other Olympics events on the 3rd day. Meals are not included, but can be ordered in the hotel or at an outside restaurant. $85 bus fee is due on the departure date on the bus. If we switch to carpool, passengers will chip in $50 + $10 for carrying equipment to their driver.

Features & Amenities at Best Western

Breakfast Available - Charges May Apply
Pool
Restaurant Onsite
High Speed Internet & more

Transportation: Luxury bus transportation included; WiFi available on the bus.

Cost (The price is really good since this is in peak season holiday weekend):

*** NOTE: Individual Queen Bed in Double Occupancy ***

SEB will be available for ONLY TWO DAYS and expires on 2/1 Saturday. Sorry since we start this event late, we only have few days to confirm so please book as early as possible.  Rooms may not be available after 2/4 Tuesday. $85 Bus fee is due separately on the departure date.

SEB - Quad + 2 Lifts $259 (Must book before 2/1 Saturday)

SEB - Quad + 3 Lifts $309 (Must book before 2/1 Saturday)

SEB - Double + 2 Lift $359 (Must book before 2/1 Saturday)

SEB - Double + 3 Lift $409 (Must book before 2/1 Saturday)

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EB - Quad + 2 Lifts $279 (Must book before 2/5 Wednesday)

EB - Quad + 3 Lifts $329 (Must book before 2/5 Wednesday)

EB - Double + 2 Lift $379 (Must book before 2/5 Wednesday)

EB - Double + 3 Lift $429 (Must book before 2/5 Wednesday)

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R - Quad + 2 Lifts $299 (After 2/4, but the event may be closed)

R - Quad + 3 Lifts $349 (After 2/4, but the event may be closed)

R - Double + 2 Lift $399 (After 2/4, but the event may be closed)

R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (After 2/4, but the event may be closed)

Super Early Birds (SEB): Pay SEB price from 1/29 to 1/31

Early Birds (EB): Cost $20 more than EB; Pay Early Bird price from 2/1 to 2/4

Regular (R): Cost $20 more than EB; Pay Regular price after 2/4. Also, we may be required to release the spots after 2/4 & close the event then.

*** NOTE: Individual Queen Bed in Double Occupancy ***

Additional Cost: 2 day Rental (skis or snowboard) is group rate $75 prepay; at door price for Rental will be $80. 3 day Rental is $110 prepay & $120 at door. $70 more to upgrade for one day Learn To Ski or Ride, and advanced booking is required. Learn To Ski or Ride includes lift ticket, rental & lesson. At door cost will be $80 and spots are not guaranteed. 2 hours lesson is $40.

Max: 56

Your spot is NOT confirmed until your payment is received.

Purchase Ticket Here: http://whiteface02142014.eventbrite.com/ You can Chase Quickpay me at [masked] to avoid transaction fee. When using Quickpay, please indicate which trip, ticket type and boarding location. You can use Chase Quickpay even if you don't have Chase checking account. (How to Use Chase Quickpay?)

Refund Policy:

* Full refund minus $20 processing fee if cancelled by 2/3/2014;

* 50% refund if cancelled by 2/10/2014;

* After 2/10/2014, no refund for cancellation or no show; however, spots can be transferred to your friends with $20 processing fee.

By RSVP'ing "Yes", you and your guest(s) are accepting the terms to the Waiver & Release of Liability set forth by NY Ski & Snowboard Club.

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  • Jack W

    Video Posted
    2013 President's Day Weekend SkiRide at Whiteface Lake Placid
    http://youtu.be/wRYMadHhiYY­

    March 19

  • Bria

    Sorry everyone for the absurd # of text messages I was sending toward the end there and for their ever increasing bitchy-ness. I eventually found the ones I was seeking and all was well. I hope at least at some point it just got funny. I'm imagining everyone in Jacks car (to whom the MSGs didn't even apply) having all their phones go off simultaneously and going "oh f*** it's Bria again. Jesus Christ." not only did everything work out but had a blast with Adam and his posse on way home. And some great instruction/advice from Stephanie as well.

    2 · February 19

  • Jack W

    More pictures posted in Facebook group.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­
    Feel free to join the FB group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­

    February 20

  • SP

    Whiteface is magical. I'm so glad I had a chance to ski there and would love to go back!!

    1 · February 19

    • Jack W

      Yes a magical place, and views are stunning. Will definitely go back again!

      February 19

  • Soonthorn

    Best snowboarding trip experience! This can be our President's day weekend tradition!!Also, thank you Jack for driving and keeping us on schedule! :)

    2 · February 18

    • Jack W

      It is a good trip to go back to, and the long weekend tradition sounds like a plan!

      February 19

  • Bria

    Whiteface will be hard act to follow.

    2 · February 18

    • Soonthorn

      haha..We need to work out on your accent. :)

      1 · February 18

    • Bria

      I'm still coming down from the high. Had a blast!!! See you all at Killington hopefully. And thanks to everyone in Adam's car, and Adam himself, who made the long ride home really enjoyable. Had such a great time!

      1 · February 19

  • Jack W

    One person cancelled so we have one spot at $50 discount. This spot is for Female for President's weekend Whiteface Trip: R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (Female ONLY).
    Enter promo code Save50 to get $50 off. Of course this means we have carpool spot left as well.
    Purchase Ticket Here: http://whiteface02142014.eventb...­

    February 13

  • Wai

    And I missed this....

    February 13

  • Jack W

    Andrew, Alena, Shrila, and Manuel, I have emailed you and hope you all can give you opinions how to best arrange the carpool for the trip. Thanks.

    February 12

    • Jack W

      Sorry for the delay Joanna. Just sent out trip & carpool plan.

      February 13

    • Fai

      Joanna, our car is leaving midtown around 6pm because one person has to work until 6. Pls text or email me for details and decide the meeting location.

      February 13

  • Jack W

    One spot has been reopened: R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (Female ONLY). Please book asap if interested.

    February 13

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks but i just made alternate ski plans, so i am not interested. catch you on another trip!

      February 13

  • Jack W

    Just sent out trip & carpool plan. Let me know if you have questions. See you all Friday.

    February 13

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      Can you send the room allocations please.

      February 13

    • Jack W

      Adam, rooming list was included in the update email sent last night.

      February 13

  • Andrew J.

    I can still take a passenger. I am leaving from Jersey City.

    February 12

    • Jack W

      Andrew, I have been texting you, but not sure if you have received it. I think you, Alena & Shrila are skiing/riding for two days, you three should carpool together, at least coming back home.

      February 12

    • Jack W

      On the way up, you have choice to give Alena & Shrila a ride or switch them with Manuel + 1 who are at NJ as you know

      February 12

  • Sudeep

    Looks like the conditions are going to be perfect! Got a bit lucky since its gonna rain next week.. super stoked :)

    1 · February 12

  • Jack W

    Sorry for the delay. Finalizing the rooming list. Will send out trip plan with carpooling & rooming list later today.

    February 12

  • Jack W

    All spots have been taken. For those booked the trip, looking forward to a wonderful weekend. For those missed it, you can still join us Mt Snow trip in early March.

    February 12

  • Jack W

    One spot for lady has been opened as well: R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (Female ONLY)

    February 11

  • Jack W

    One LAST spot opened for for Man for the trip - R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (Male ONLY). Also one carpool spot left. You can purchase ticket here: http://whiteface02142014.eventb...­

    February 11

  • SP

    Thanks for all your replies. Because I work in LI City and live in Manhattan, I was hoping to leave by about 5. Adam, what time were you planning to leave? Alena, if we go at 4, I'll have to try to get off work much earlier; it may be possible, but I'm not sure.

    February 10

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      Hi call me tomorrow to discuss[masked] 2975. Im picking my last folks up at 5pm , but i could collect you at 3.30 or 4 or 4.15 from LIC maybe?

      February 11

  • Jack W

    Thanks all those rsvped President's weekend Whiteface trip.We have one spot opened for for Man for the trip - R - Double + 3 Lift $449 (Male ONLY). You can purchase ticket here: http://whiteface02142014.eventb...­

    February 10

  • SP

    BTW, I live in UES.

    February 10

  • SP

    I read in the comments section that I was supposed to go with Andrew, but he can't come to Manhattan, and I can't get out to Jersey City in time. Can I go with someone else?

    February 10

    • Jack W

      Alena, that will be great if you can do that. Thanks.

      February 10

    • Alena V.

      Sure no problem... if she is down for that I dont mind...

      February 10

  • Jack W

    I will arrange carpool for those don't have carpool yet and send out carpool plan tomorrow night (2/11). Don't worry. Everyone will have a carpool spot. Meetup and departure time stay the same as indicated in the event description unless you have arranged differently with your driver.

    February 10

  • Shih-pi K.

    Hi, I didn't read comments again until now. So it looks like we will still meet around 5pm midtown Manhattan and split into cars? Do we need to arrange seats or Jack will set up with drivers? My guest and I both have equipments (ski) and would love to be transported in the same car if possible. Will chip in with appropriate amount.

    February 10

    • Jack W

      I will arrange carpool for those don't have carpool yet and send out carpool plan tomorrow night (2/11).

      February 10

  • Jack W

    All, we have enough drivers. I will arrange the transport. Also this event has SOLD OUT. Thank you all those book the trip. Looking forward. Should be fun!

    February 7

    • Trevor G.

      yea me too like Raghu. any way to still buy tickets/hotels

      February 10

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      if you get a ticket we have space for 1 in our luxury minivan leaving at 5pm friday.

      February 10

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    Just FYI

    seems TEAM LUX travel is all set, except for address and time details from some and HELLO Bria please answer your email, unless your out hitting the town on a Saturday night the way you do, you bad girl :)

    February 8

  • Manuel Z.

    Is there anybody driving from NJ area with 2 seats in the car + 1 equipment )?

    February 8

  • Manuel Z.

    I have already paid +1 ( I am Manuel )

    February 8

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    Sounds good Bria that could work, collecting you from downtown is easy. now we just need to find another 5 people. Hey people I can collect anyone on the way between Park slope brooklyn downtown and the city so grab a space while you can. Let me know.
    ad [masked]) if you need to call me

    What time do you want to leave Bria? Personally i would like to go early 3.30 or so maybe earlier

    February 7

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      do you hgave gear drop me an email please [masked]

      February 7

    • Sudeep

      Email sent

      February 8

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    we need 2 more and I have to pay for wheels in advance so send me all your emails. I'm [masked] also anyone else a member of Zipcar so we can share driving ? And who has skis and boards?

    February 7

    • Jack W

      Adam, we have enough driver. Probably can give you 5 passengers.

      February 7

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      I have 6 so far but the deal doesn't make sense unless I have 7, with 6 its about 90$ each. Dont worry about arranging our transport Im gonna take George, Christina, Bria, Stephanie and Regina , myslef and one more...anyone want to be picked up in brooklyn downtown or west side leaving around 5pm ? space for 1 more.

      February 7

  • Andrew J.

    I still have a car seat left! Leaving from Jersey City.

    February 7

    • Jack W

      Andrew, I have you in the loop. You can pick up Alena Volarevic and SP.

      February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    George my main mission is getting 7 vomited people

    February 7

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      Not vomited ?? I meant confirmed damm auto spellcheck!

      February 7

    • Jack W

      Adam, we have enough driver. Probably can give you 5 passengers.

      February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    with you , Bria and Christina and Regina and I. That's 5

    February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    George my main mission is getting 7 vomited people

    February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    My main mission is getting 7 people comitted

    February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    hey geor

    February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    Hey geor

    1 · February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    I can get a 7 seater Honda odyssey but need to pay for car rental for 3 days via zipcar, might work out about $70 per person. does that work or are there enough ride shares?

    February 6

    • Bria

      I'm leaving from lower Manhattan (Fulton & Water) and was gonna have to pay taxi to take me up to bus pick up spot. If I could get picked up by my office then I'd be more than happy to throw an extra 20 your way and bring the driver fee up to $80.

      February 7

    • Bria

      Actually I'll do $90 cause the whole catching a taxi with my ski bag/boot bag/small suitcase is stressful and would love to pay more in exchange for not having to go through that. Again - I'm lower Manhattan so it's not bad coming from park slope.

      February 7

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    ok but how many spaces do you havce left on the
    trip?

    February 5

  • Jack W

    All, today is the cut off day to confirm the spots since the hotel needs to release the remaining rooms. Please book today if you are still interested in going. Thanks!

    February 6

    • Adam Black - Property D.

      Hey jack was going to pay you tonite just noiticed the only thing left os a single, have you confirmed all other spots . yeeks!

      February 6

  • Jack W

    Updated 2/6: Since we don't have enough people joining, we are switching to carpool. If you are a driver and can give 2 to 3 passengers a ride, we want you to join the trip. Each passenger can chip in $50 + $10 for carrying equipment. I can also give you SEB price and $50 lift + bus for 2/8 Sat Belleayre trip. Thank you.

    February 6

  • Sudeep

    So I am up for the bus ride unless someone is driving and needs people to split gas let me know .. doing 3 days

    February 6

  • Bria

    Hey Jack! I'd like to book a single room if one is avail. Let me know and the cost.

    February 5

    • Jack W

      Yes, $529 for Single + 3 Lift tickets

      February 6

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    I also think you should enable paypal jack, it just makes life so much more simpler. please:)

    February 4

    • Jack W

      Adam, try to set up a Chase Quickpay account. It is as easy as Paypal, and in my option it is better than Paypal.

      February 5

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    Hi Jack we will most probably car pool, might be able to book an confirm tomorrow for 3, are there any rooms for couples? i,e one bed?

    Also how many spaces do you have left for the trip?
    so afr looks like 34 right so im assuming you may have another 20 or so spaces?? yes /no?

    February 5

    • Jack W

      Yes, Adam. We will mostly carpool. We do have about 20 spots left, but do book asap since the hotel may take back any unsold spots any time. Also price will go up tomorrow.

      February 5

    • Jack W

      We have one bed room for couples.

      February 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    When's the last day to get the early bird deal

    February 5

  • Jack W

    Friendly reminder: TODAY is the LAST DAY to get Super Early Birds.
    If you are a driver, you can opt for carpool. Passengers will each chip in $50 + $10 for carrying equipment to you.

    February 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey jack when is the last day to buy EB deal?

      February 5

    • Jack W

      Today

      February 5

  • SP

    Can we pay for this trip through Paypal? I didn't see the option. Also, I might be able to go for the full three days, but I'm not sure yet. If I get the two day option as SEB, can I then pay the difference for the third day later?

    February 3

    • Jack W

      Yes, just let me know 2 days prior to the event date.

      February 3

  • Jack W

    All, Carpool option is available. You can deduct $30 for Quad or $60 for Double if you just stay 2 nights. ***Extended Super Early Birds one more day to midnight tonight. I need to submit initial rooming list tomorrow, and encourage few more people to join.

    February 3

  • Adam Black - Property D.

    so Jack , are you saying we can car pool for thos trip?

    if so I have a 3 people, a couple who will have one room and myslef , I will have a single room. will confirm and pay on wednesday. We might also want to come back sunday night, is that possible?

    February 3

    • Jack W

      Yes, Adam. You can carpool. You can deduct $30 for Quad or $60 for Double if you just stay 2 nights.

      February 3

    • Jack W

      Extended Super Early Birds one more day to midnight tonight. I need to submit initial rooming list tomorrow, and encourage few more people to join.

      February 3

  • SP

    Jack, is it possible to do the carpool and come back on Sunday night? If so, how much would it cost?

    February 2

    • Jack W

      Got response from hotel. Yes, you can stay just 2 days and you can deduct $30 from the price. Super Early Birds extend one more day to midnight tonight.

      February 3

    • Jack W

      Deduct $30 for Quad or $60 for Double if you just stay 2 nights.

      February 3

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