WILMINGTON - "Lookout Below" is the new diamond bump run on Whiteface Mountain. ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority) opened new terrain and lifts on both Whiteface and Gore. Gore Mountain added the Burnt Ridge area with a high-speed quad lift, 4 trails and two glades. New to Whiteface is the opening of Lookout Mountain with a triple chair, three new trails: an intermediate named "Wilmington", along with two diamond trails, "Lookout Below" and "Hoyt's High."
"Lookout Below" cuts off from the "Wilmington" trail and routes back to the new Lookout Mountain Triple rather than following Wilmington to the base. Ski Patroller are touting the "Lookout Below" trail as arguably the steepest in the east thus setting an obvious challenge for Gore's steepest trail, "The Rumor."
A new fixed triple chair accesses Lookout Mountain and takes 8 minutes to get to the top. The vertical rise of Lookout Mountain is 1,560 feet. With this new terrain, Whiteface is within two miles of its trail limit set by forest preserve article 14. Whiteface now with 80 trials has one or two trails left to cut before reaching its 25-mile limit. Gore on the other hand has a limit of 40 miles. At this point Gore's has 67 trails (not including glades) using 29.3 miles of terrain.
Together the two mountains have some of the finest skiing in the east and easily represent a joint alliance offering the best variety of terrain.