The 5th highest peak in New York State, the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, and world-class athletes sitting right beside you – at Whiteface, it's all just another day at the mountain. Whiteface is located in the town of Wilmington and right down the road from Lake Placid - the former host of not one, but two Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and 1980. The Olympic Mountain offers 86 trails and over 22 miles for you to explore in the midst of the Adirondacks.
Whiteface is known for its vertical and has plenty of terrain for skiers and riders of all abilities. Our special beginner area, known as Kids Kampus, provides a fun place for families who are just learning to set an edge. Our Snowsports School offers a variety of programs from Play n Ski for the little ones to private lessons for those looking to hone their skills. When you come in from the slopes, grab a bite to eat at one of our six on-mountain restaurants, try a new pair of Rossignol Experience skis from our rental and tuning shop, or pick up that new warm jacket at Brookside Apparel, our mountain gift shop.
Whiteface Lake Placid has also set the bar for Off-Hill Activities, and has been ranked #1 for 20 years in a row by the readers of Ski Magazine. Where else can you take a thundering bobsled ride, a stomach dropping skeleton ride, a lap on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval and a family fun race on an 800 foot snow tubing chute all in the same day? If you're looking for serenity, at the Olympic Sports Complex you'll find over 50 km of meticulously groomed rolling terrain for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Throughout the year, Lake Placid plays hosts to several national and international sporting events from World Cup Freestyle to Synchronized Skating; check out our events calendar to find out more. This is a place that has welcomed the world to experience the best in competition and hospitality for years and is waiting to create memories with you and your family.
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