The NYS 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. Today, ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington; Gore Mountain in North Creek; Belleayre Mountain in Highmount; and the Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg – all located in Lake Placid.

As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes and spectators to the regions it serves. ORDA has seen unparalleled assistance and support of its operation from both Albany and the State of New York.

The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority continues to be a primary economic engine for the North Country. It drives employment, tourism, events, sports competitions and sports training. ORDA’s economic impact on the region is immeasurable.
- Jim McKenna President/CEO ROOST Lake Placid