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New York's Governor Cuomo Announces Funding For Destroyed Whiteface Lodge


Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that $14 million dollars in funding would go to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort as part of a project to build a new Mid-Station Lodge. The announcement came in the form of the 26th proposal of the Governor's State of the State address.

"As the North Country and New York State continue to set historic tourism records, Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Regional Development Authority are leading the way," Governor Cuomo said. "Rebuilding the Mid-Station Lodge that was destroyed by fire will ensure that the resort continues to deliver a world-class experience as one of the most successful destinations in the ski industry."

The original lodge was destroyed by a fire on November 30, 2019. There were no injuries or deaths caused by the fire, but the cause of the fire itself has still not be determined.

Fire Destroys Lodge & A Snowmaker Injury At Whiteface Mountain, NY

Though being open with plenty of snow to go around, Whiteface Mountain, near Lake Placid, New York had more than its shares of bad news after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. At approximately nine o'clock this past Saturday, November 30, a fire was reported at the Mid-Station Lodge.

The Olympic Regional Development Authority on the new structure this coming spring. The 10,000 square foot lodge will be a mid-mountain respite for skiers and riders seeking a great resort experience. It will offer food and beverage service, have a large dining area, multiple seating spaces, and full restroom amenities. An expansive viewing deck offering some of the most spectacular vistas of the High Peaks, at 2,100 ft. of elevation, will wrap around the building. The majority of skiers will be able to access the lodge from the mountain's upper trails.

Several of the new lodge's amenities will be ready for use during the next ski season in November of 2020. The second phase of construction will complete the mid-station lodge project by October 2021.

Photo - An artist rendering of the proposed lodge. Credit: Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort

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