World-class Skiing in the Adirondacks
When you get to the top of Whiteface Mountain, you'll be at the top of Northeast skiing. No ski mountain in the east reaches higher than ours. Around you, dozens of Adirondack peaks jut into the horizon. The fresh air filling your lungs has just blown over a protected park larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite, combined. And below you lie trails that have led Olympic athletes to glory. American Phil Mahre won silver here in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Andrew Weibrecht, a Lake Placid local who grew up skiing at Whiteface, earned a Bronze Medal in Super G at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and a Silver at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics! It's your turn.
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Activities for All Seasons
Whiteface opened in 1958 and has earned its place in the annals of big-mountain skiing. It has the greatest vertical drop in the east, which means if pointing the boards downhill is your thing, you'll have plenty of opportunities. We regularly stage major national and international skiing events, yet welcome first-time skiers and riders every day. We have 87 trails (a third of which are rated for expert skiers), 11 lifts including the Cloudsplitter Gondola, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping glades skiing, and six Whiteface restaurants. Whiteface is the Olympic Mountain, which means not only can you carve the same turns as the world's best racers, you can visit the other Olympic facilities, like the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex, just down the road in Lake Placid. This is a place that has brought the best out of world-class athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, all-mountain skiers and riders and beginners for years. It's your turn.
2016-2017 Ski Season
Weather permitting, opening day will be Friday, November 18, 2016 and closing day will be April 9, 2017. We may open early or extend the season based on snow conditions (so think snow!). Whiteface will be open during all winter holidays, and you can stay up to date during the season with our conditions report.
Hours of Operation
Lower Lifts: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Upper Lifts: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cloudsplitter Gondola: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (last ride for foot passengers: 3:15 pm)
Ticket Booths: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (7:30 am - 3:30 pm on weekends and holidays)*
*Tickets may be purchased at Whiteface after 3:00 pm for the next day or at the ORDA Store on Main Street, Lake Placid
Whiteface Cub Camp Nursery Hours
Open 8:15 am - 4:00 pm & located in Bear Den Lodge
Whiteface Rental Shops
Base Lodge: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (weekends & holidays: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Bear Den Lodge: 8:00 - 4:30 pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1980, Wilmington, NY 12997
Physical Address: 5021 Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone: (518) 946-2223
- Base Elevation: 1,220'
- Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'
- Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'
- Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'
- Highest Skiable Terrain: the Slides at 4,650'
- Peak Elevation: 4,867'
Mountain Vertical Drop
- 3,430 feet - The greatest vertical drop in the East!
- 3,166 feet - Lift services vertical drop
Number of Trails & Skiable Acres
- Total number of trails: 87
- Total distance of skiing and riding: over 22 miles!
- Longest run on Whiteface: Wilmington Trail at 2.1 miles
- 288 skiable acres including:
- 35 acres of in-bounds, off-piste double-black diamond wilderness terrain skiing on The Slides (conditions permitting)
- 53 acres of glades skiing
Terrain & Snowmaking
- Terrain by ability:
- 38% Expert
- 42% Intermediate
- 20% Beginner
- 99% snowmaking coverage using 335 snow guns and 40 miles of pipe (excluding the Glades and the Slides)
- 1 eight-passenger gondola
- 1 high-speed detachable quad
- 1 fixed quad
- 2 triples
- 5 doubles
- 1 conveyor lift
|2014 - 2015||170''|
|2013 - 2014||189''|
|2012 - 2013||
|2011 - 2012||129''|
|2010 - 2011||247''|
|2009 - 2010||172''|
|2008 - 2009||185''|
|2007 - 2008||255''|
|2006 - 2007||263''|
|2005 - 2006||202''|
|Ten Year Average||200''|