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.

In the summertime, you'll find great activities and adventures for the whole family at Whiteface, from the Adventure Zone and Downhill Mountain Biking to scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides and 4x4 Alpine Expeditions. In the fall, take a drive up the Veterans' Memorial Highway for breathtaking views of Adirondack fall foliage, and be sure to save the date for our famous Oktoberfest at Whiteface on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1! 

Contact Us

Little Whiteface observation deck
Summer Schedule and Hours
Including summer and fall season schedules for Whiteface Mountain, plus regular opening hours for our Lake Placid Olympic venues.
Skier girl on Skyward
2017-2018 Season Passes
Ski and ride the mountain all season long and enjoy exclusive perks like free lessons, discounts, and a bonus lift ticket!
Cloudsplitter Gondola at Whiteface
Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides
Experience all the majesty of the High Peaks from the comfort of our high-speed Cloudsplitter Gondola. Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily through September 4.
Veteran's Memorial Highway
Veterans' Memorial Highway
Drive to the top of New York's fifth-highest peak, and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the Adirondacks!
4x4 Alpine Expeditions at Whiteface
4x4 Alpine Expeditions
Explore Whiteface's wilderness with a one- or two-hour tour on an all-terrain vehicle and get a firsthand view of the Olympic ski trails.
Downhill Mountain Biking at Whiteface
Downhill Mountain Biking
27 of the best trails in the East, serviced by a shuttle bus and our eight-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola for riders of all abilities.
Sep
30
2017
Oktoberfest
Whiteface Oktoberfest
12:00 - 8:00 pm
Oct
1
2017
Oktoberfest
Whiteface Oktoberfest
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
Adventure Zone Teaser
Adventure Zone
Availability: Summer
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide you cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
4x4 Alpine Expeditions at Whiteface
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.
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 at Whiteface
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?
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.
Yoga on the Mountain
Availability: Summer
Relax, breathe deep, and experience serenity with the scenic backdrop of the Adirondack High Peaks.
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
2016 - 2017 281''
2015 - 2016 109''
2014 - 2015 170''
2013 - 2014 189''
2012 - 2013

189''

2011 - 2012 129''
2010 - 2011 247''
2009 - 2010 172''
2008 - 2009 185''
2007 - 2008 255''
2006 - 2007 263''
2005 - 2006 202''
11-Year Average 199''