Whiteface opens new ski trail

WILMINGTON – Whiteface Mountain Ski center officially opened its 87th trail for skiing and snowboarding when a ribbon was cut Tuesday for Rand’s Last Stand.

The 4.7-acre, 1,500-foot-long expert glade, named for former Whiteface General Manager and 1968 Olympic ski jumper Jay Rand Jr., is located halfway down Hoyt’s High and connects skiers and riders to both the Summit and Lookout Mountain chairlifts.

Whiteface enthusiasts James Hunter, Jeff Tompkins, Brian Winfield and Jack Yanchitis helped to name the glade when Whiteface held a trail-naming contest on Facebook in August 2013.