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Whiteface Mountain Ski Center - Unit Management Plan

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center is a year-round, day-use resort located in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County. It operates under the administrative jurisdiction of DEC, and is managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) through a Memorandum of Understanding.

In 2004, ORDA completed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. In 2006, the UMP was amended to allow for new ski trail development, modifications to pumphouse #1 and the Easy Acres Lodge, and the construction of a new staff access road. If you would like to obtain a copy of the 2004 UMP or the 2006 amendment, please contact ORDA at (518) 523-1655 or

2015 Amendment - Porcupine Lodge Redevelopment

This amendment proposes the use of Porcupine Lodge as a ski patrol outpost and warming shelter/snack bar for the public. This also includes the construction of a non-permanent, 30'x30' deck on the outside of the structure.

2015 Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP - PDF (1.9 MB)

2013 Amendment - Little Whiteface Communication System

This amendment proposed the redevelopment of the existing Little Whiteface ski patrol building and the installation of antenna systems for a public safety radio communication system and improved ski patrol services.

2013 Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP - PDF (10.82 MB) - This is a large file ad may take a long time to download. As an alternative, individual sections are available for download below.

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