We drove up from PA last week during the storm to get in 2 days at Whiteface. It was fully worth it. Great riding and great town. Lots of fun. I agree with the suggestion to stay in Lake Placid. Day 1 was 8-16 inches of powder and my first day on my Jones Hovercraft. Sweetest day ever. Even the soft moguls that developed by late day were lots of fun. The second day was crispier but still very fun on my Flagship. The top does get windswept and scraped off but there are many ways to get down and lots of great stuff on the trail edges all day long. I suspect the lace is outrageous crowded on weekends so do mid-week if at all possible. Big mountain but slow lifts at times. Have fun!