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, 2014

  • 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.

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Stephanie B.

      Glad it was of help. You are super passionate and hope it comes handy.

      February 20, 2014

  • Jack W

    February 20, 2014

  • Shrila

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

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 19, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 19, 2014

  • Bria

    Whiteface will be hard act to follow.

    2 · February 18, 2014

    • Soonthorn

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

      1 · February 18, 2014

    • 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, 2014

  • 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.eventbrite.com/

    February 13, 2014

  • Wai

    And I missed this....

    February 13, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 13, 2014

    • 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, 2014

  • Jack W

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

    February 13, 2014

    • 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, 2014

  • Jack W

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

    February 13, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 13, 2014

  • Andrew C.

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

    February 12, 2014

    • 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, 2014

    • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Jack W

      Awesome!

      February 12, 2014

  • Jack W

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

    February 12, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • Jack W

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

    February 11, 2014

  • 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.eventbrite.com/

    February 11, 2014

  • 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.eventbrite.com/

    February 10, 2014

  • Shrila

    BTW, I live in UES.

    February 10, 2014

  • Shrila

    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, 2014

  • Shrila

    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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 10, 2014

    • Alena V.

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

      February 10, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 10, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • Raghu C.

      Hi Jack, Is there a way to buy tickets for this still.. I just RSVPed and havent bought th e ticket.. Thanks, Raghu

      February 10, 2014

    • Trevor G.

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

      February 10, 2014

  • Manuel Z.

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

    February 8, 2014

  • Manuel Z.

    I have already paid +1 ( I am Manuel )

    February 8, 2014

  • Andrew C.

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

    February 7, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 7, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • Bria

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

    February 5, 2014

    • Jack W

      Yes, $529 for Single + 3 Lift tickets

      February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

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

    February 5, 2014

  • 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, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

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

      February 5, 2014

    • Jack W

      Today

      February 5, 2014

  • Shrila

    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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 3, 2014

  • 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, 2014

  • Shrila

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

    February 2, 2014

    • 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, 2014

    • Jack W

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

      February 3, 2014

  • George G.

    Paid through chase quickpay - could you please confirm receipt? Thanks.

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Jack W

      Got your Quickpay. Thanks George.

      February 2, 2014

  • Andrew C.

    I'll be driving from Jersey City and will be snowboarding for only 2 days. I can take 2 additional passengers plus gears with me.

    January 29, 2014

    • Jack W

      Andrew, carpool is fine. Thanks for arranging.

      February 2, 2014

    • Jack W

      Friendly reminder everyone: today is the last day to book Super Early Birds.

      February 2, 2014

  • Alena V.

    Is this trip going to be carpool or with a bus? Cause I can do only 2 days :( and I'm willing to drive :)

    January 29, 2014

    • Jack W

      Bus trip. At the moment not open to carpool.

      January 29, 2014

    • Jack W

      Carpool option is open. You may choose carpool and do only 2 days.

      February 2, 2014

  • Jack W

    SEB pricing has been extended to 2/2 Sunday midnight.

    January 31, 2014

  • nikmil

    Hi Jack, Just to be clear, there is no option of not taking the bus, correct? If I want to take a day off and do my own thing, not sure how I'm going to get around.

    January 30, 2014

    • Jack W

      Hi niki, this is a bus trip. You can take a day off (recommended on the 3rd day) and the bus can drop you off and you can do you own thing, and bus will come back at the scheduled time to pick you up.

      January 30, 2014

  • Sudeep

    Used chase quickpay, hope it worked lol

    January 30, 2014

    • Jack W

      Hey Deep, your QP has been received, and your spot confirmed.

      1 · January 30, 2014

  • Jack W

    SEB will be available for ONLY TWO DAYS and expires on 2/1 Saturday
    SEB - Quad + 2 Lifts $259 (Book before 2/1 Saturday)
    SEB - Double + 2 Lift $359 (Book before 2/1 Saturday)
    SEB - Quad + 3 Lifts $309 (Book before 2/1 Saturday)
    SEB - Double + 3 Lift $409 (Book before 2/1 Saturday)

    January 29, 2014

  • Jack W

    We can add NJ bus stop along route 17 for this trip as well. Anyone from Jersey coming for the trip?

    January 29, 2014

  • Jack W

    Good news! We will go to Whiteface Lake Placid for the President's Weekend, where 1980 Winter Olympics was held. Stay Tuned. The event will be posted later today and extra saving if booked in next two days.

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Jack W

      We plan to go to Mount Snow, Stratton, Sugarbush, Stowe, & more in coming weeks. Mostly weekend trips, and also some day trips.

      January 29, 2014

  • Justina E.

    I'm planning to head up to Mt Snow on the 15th. It would be cool if you guys were going there for the weekend!

    January 29, 2014

    • Jack W

      Hey Justina, we will go to Whiteface Lake Placid. We will go to Mt Snow another weekend, likely 3/7 wkend.

      January 29, 2014

  • Oksana

    1. Jay Peak (could be very-very cold compared to other VT locations). 2. Stratton (usually has great conditions). 3. Mount Snow (their Blue bird lift has a bubble that protects you from the wind as you go up to the top & there are many inns that might be willing to negotiate a deal nearby)

    January 27, 2014

  • Kim

    Would love to join a group with a house rental or condo. Love me some skiing!

    January 26, 2014

  • Bria

    I'm about to cancel the trip I arranged to Sugarbush. Before I let all the rooms go though - just wanted to give a heads up that it is an option for you to take them. But it is pricey - relative to how much your trips usually are - because I'm not getting any deals. I simply reserved the rooms but I have no deal worked out. Also, the max capacity with the rooms I reserved, is only 17. So, there's also no group discount for lift tickets because I think you need at least 20 for that? So, not terribly appealing but just wanted to bring it up. Lareau Farm Inn at Sugarbush seems like a really nice place to stay. And the restaurant is just next door. I'll notify the inn tomorrow unless I hear back from you before then.

    January 21, 2014

    • Bria

      the details are here... http://www.meetup.com...­

      January 21, 2014

    • Bria

      Note: if you look at the page on your mobile device (at least this is the case on my iPhone) none of the pics appear. If you look via a proper computer - there's lots of photos of the inn and of each room.

      January 21, 2014

  • Glory S.

    Maybe you should coordinate with Bria's trip to Sugarbush??

    January 20, 2014

    • Bria

      Glory - I was thinking same thing!

      January 21, 2014

    • Bria

      The problem with my trip (and now I understand why no other meetup group stays at these nicer inns/ B&b's) is the cancellation policy is strict. I lose deposit if not cancelled 21 days in advance. So I'm taking a risk. I'll definitely cancel my trip tomorrow or next day if there isn't a sudden surge in attendees, especially drivers, within the next two days.

      January 21, 2014

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