Whiteface Mountain

Rediscover the greatest ski experience in the East

What if you discovered a brand new ski resort with the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, with mile after mile of impeccably groomed cruising trails, 98% snowmaking coverage, a 5-star ski and snowboard school and diverse, amenity-rich ski towns surrounding it? 

Rediscover Whiteface, home to the very best ski experiences the East has to offer. Simply put, Whiteface offers more of everything: more snowmaking, more inspiring expert terrain, more long, rolling groomers, including the longest single intermediate run in the Northeast, the 2.1-mile long Wilmington Trail; more learning, more adventure, more fun, more off-mountain attractions you can't find anywhere else, such as bobsledding down an Olympic track or groomed Nordic skiing or strolling through the lakeside Olympic village. And, more hotel and dining options than you'll find in any hamlet in southern Vermont.

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View of Mountain Run and Little Whiteface Lift
Season Schedule and Hours
Including operating hours for lifts, ticket booths, Guest Services, rental shops, on-mountain dining and retail, plus regular opening hours for our Lake Placid Olympic venues.
Mountain Valley Shuttle
Mountain Valley Shuttle
A free shuttle service during the winter season that runs between Lake Placid and Whiteface with several stops in Lake Placid and Wilmington.
Main Base Lodge Rossignol Experience Center
Rentals & Tuning
Learn more about our two Rossignol Experience Centers at the Main Base Lodge and Bear Den Lodge, including rental and tuning packages, pricing, and services.
Uphill skiing at Whiteface
Uphill Skiing
Find details on Uphill Season Passes, predetermined routes, hours, safety guidelines and other important information for uphill skiers at Whiteface.
Skiers at the top of Skyward in the early morning
First Tracks
Take a guided run prior to the morning opening and enjoy the freshies with this free program for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.
Skiing the Slides at Whiteface on February 5, 2017
The Slides
35 acres of in-bounds, off-piste, double black-diamond wilderness skiing accessible by hiking from the top of the Summit Quad.
View at the top of the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway
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!
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Availability: Summer & Winter
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of a eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
4 x 4 Alpine Expedition
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 at Whiteface
Adventure Zone
Availability: Summer
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide you cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
Airbag Jump at Whiteface Mountain
Airbag Jump
Availability: Summer
Experience the exhilaration of free-fall while landing into a soft pillow of air from up to 30 feet!
Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain
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?
Nature Trek
Availability: Summer
Explore Whiteface and Stag Brook Falls on a Nature Trek along the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Yoga on the Mountain
Availability: Summer
Relax, breathe deep, and bask in the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks
Cross Country skiers on the trail at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center
Availability: Winter
Join active Nordic and alpine skiers over age 50 in winter camaraderie, great coaching, and plenty of fun!
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!

Mountain Elevation

  • 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)

Mountain Lifts

  • 1 eight-passenger gondola
  • 1 high-speed detachable quad
  • 1 fixed quad
  • 2 triples
  • 5 doubles
  • 1 conveyor lift
Inches of Annual Snowfall on Whiteface Mountain
2015 - 2016 109''
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''
11-Year Average 192''