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Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), NYS
The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was originally created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain ski area located in the Town of Wilmington, just 15 minutes outside the Village of Lake Placid; the Olympic Center; the Olympic Jumping Complex and Olympic Sports Complex; and Gore Mountain ski area located in North Creek, New York — 80 miles south of Lake Placid. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes and spectators to the Adirondack Region. ORDA has seen unparalleled assistance and support of its operation from both Albany and the State of New York.
In recent years, New York has provided ORDA with over $70 million for venue upgrades. The organization used these funds such as the installation of the high-speed gondolas at both Whiteface and Gore ski areas, a high-speed detachable quad chair-lift at Whiteface, the combined bobsled/skeleton/track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in 2000 and the state-of-the-art Conference Center at Lake Placid in 2011.
New York State, the Department of Economic Development and our local elected officials have developed an alliance, allowing ORDA, Lake Placid and surrounding regions to remain at the forefront of winter and summer sports training, competition, and tourism by investing in the modernization of these facilities. This not only enables Lake Placid to maintain its Olympic heritage and standing among the national and international sporting communities, but allows us to become a strong partner with local and regional businesses in supporting and building the tourism industry in the North Country of Upstate New York.
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Olympic Center Box Office: 518-523-3330