On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, a 49 year-old skier, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, went missing at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y. Filippidis, an intermediate skier, was last seen on February 7, 2018, between 2:30-4:30 p.m.
State official commenced a search at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, once it was determined that Filippidis was missing. The search is being led by Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Forest Rangers in coordination with New York State Police and Whiteface Mountain staff.
Filippidis was last seen wearing a green ski jacket, black helmet and red skis, and is described as 5’10”, 220 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair.
The search detail now consists of NYS DEC Forest Rangers, New York State Police, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Fire Prevention Services, Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs and Border Protection, Whiteface and Gore Mountain ski patrol, Toronto Area Fire Services and other numerous organizations and volunteers, totaling more than 140 people comprising the search committee. At this time, no other volunteers are needed.
Whiteface Mountain remains in full operation. Skiers and snowboarders at Whiteface Mountain who may see anything out of the ordinary are asked to notify the mountain’s ski patrol.
Anyone who may have information, or may have seen Filippidis, is asked to call the New York State Police at (518) 873-2750.