Activities

Voted #1 for Off-Hill Activities...

...27 years in a row! No other Eastern ski resort offers the range of off-mountain activities and amenities as Whiteface and the surrounding communities of Lake Placid and Wilmington. Topping the list of must-do activities is the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience—a thrill of a liftime you'll be itching to re-do as soon as you catch your breath. For a more leisurely tour through the natural environment, visit our cross country ski center in winter, and drink in the beauty of the Adirondacks on our 50 km of Nordic trails. In the summer & fall, take a drive up the Veterans Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain—New York's fifth highest peak—and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views reaching as far as Vermont and Canada.

Our Olympic sites are always buzzing with activity! Explore all of our offerings below and be sure to check out our Activity Calendar to find out what's happening this week.

Activity Calendar: December 4 - 10

Activity Calendar: December 11 - 17

winter bobsled experience
Bobsled Experience
Availability: Summer & Winter
Hold on for the ride of your life as you rocket down more than a half mile of winding track at the Olympic Sports Complex!
Cloudsplitter Gondola in winter
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Availability: Summer & Winter
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Availability: Summer & Winter
Exhibiting Olympic dreams on snow and ice, both past and present. Make the museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown!
SKi jumper close up
Olympic Jumping Complex Tour
Availability: Summer & Winter
Get an up-close and personal tour of the ski jumps, training areas and panoramic views of the High Peaks from the top of the 120-meter tower.
Luge Athlete at Start
Olympic Sports Complex Tour
Availability: Summer & Winter
Join us on a self-guided tour of the Olympic Sports Complex, learn about the historic 1932 Olympic track and the new combined track built for the 1980 Winter Olympics.
First Tracks Program at Whiteface Mountain
First Tracks
Availability: Winter
Take a guided run prior to the morning opening and enjoy the freshies with this free program for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders!
Discover Biathlon
Availability: Summer & Winter
Take an in depth look at this sport that combines freestyle skiing and rifle marksmanship. Take a ski lesson to start the program or just join us at on the range to zero in your shooting skills. You will be treated to an hour long PSIA ski lesson, an informative video on Biathlon and professional instruction on our Olympic Biathlon Range.
Discover Cross Country
Availability: Winter
The complete cross country ski experience, including a trail pass, rentals, and expert instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere as you explore our winter wonderland!
Ice Skating
Availability: Winter
Skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five gold medals!
Josie's Interactive Natural History Series
Availability: Winter
Saturdays and holiday weeks at our new woodland retreat, we celebrate the dream of Josephine Schofield. You'll find naturalists, artists and leaders in our community for a series of unique natural history lessons about Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Adirondack Region.
Olympic Center Tour
Availability: Summer & Winter
Take a tour and learn about the Olympic Center's history, current role, and future plans, and hear firsthand stories from our guides who were there for the Games in 1980.
Skeleton Experience
Availability: Winter
This is your childhood sled on overdrive. Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you are laying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute!
Snow Tubing
Availability: Winter
Catapult yourself down a 700 foot chute and enjoy the intoxicating feeling of flying down the hill!
Airbag Free Fall
Availability: Summer
Experience the exhilaration of free-fall while landing into a cushion of air from up to 30 feet!
4 x 4 Alpine Expedition
Availability: Summer
Explore Whiteface's wilderness with a personalized tour on an all-terrain vehicle and experience a firsthand view of the Olympic Mountain ski trails.
Adventure Zone
Availability: Summer
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide you cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Availability: Summer
Explore 30 km of cross-country trails offering challenging terrain for both beginner and veteran trail riders.
Disc Golf
Availability: Summer
Follow the course around the bottom sections of some favorite Whiteface ski trails, tossing Frisbee-like discs from basket to basket.
Downhill Mountain Biking
Availability: Summer
27 of the best trails in the East, serviced by a shuttle bus and eight-passenger gondola. What more could a downhiller ask for?
Extreme Tubing
Availability: Summer
Hop in & hold on for the ride of your life as you rocket down the 90-meter ski jump landing hill at speeds approaching 50 mph!
Freaky Fridays
Availability: Summer
In this FREE event, skaters abandon their regular routines in favor of creativity, humor, and amusement in the historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena!
Guided Hiking Tours
Availability: Summer
Explore Whiteface and Stag Brook Falls on a 1.5-hour guided tour along the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Saturday Night Ice Shows
Availability: Summer
See new top skaters perform each weekend during the summer season in the historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena.
Summer Jumping Series
Availability: Summer
Watch freestyle aerialists and ski jumpers soar into the air as they fine-tune their winter skills in the summer!
Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway
Availability: Summer
Drive to the top of New York's fifth-highest peak, and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the Adirondacks!
Yoga on the Mountain
Availability: Summer
Relax, breathe deep, and experience serenity with the scenic backdrop of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Thursday - Dec. 14, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain
Friday - Dec. 15, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain
Saturday - Dec. 16, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain
Sunday - Dec. 17, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain
Monday - Dec. 18, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain
Tuesday - Dec. 19, 2017
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Whiteface Mountain