Whiteface and the Lake Placid Olympic Sites are always buzzing with activity! Our calendar highlights must-do activities like the Bobsled Experience and Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides and must-see events like our annual fall festivals and winter World Cups.
CASCADE & PITCHOFF MOUNTAIN TRAILHEAD PARKING | The trailhead parking lots and the shoulders of State Route 73 in the vicinity of the Cascade Mountain and Pitchoff Mountain Trailhead will be closed to public parking beginning in the late afternoon on Thursday, October 4, through Columbus Day. Hikers will be directed to the Cross Country Parking Lot at the Olympic Sports Complex beginning Friday morning and throughout the holiday weekend. From the parking lot, visitors can take the Cascade Mountain Trailhead, hike the trail up Mt. Van Hoevenberg, or enjoy the amenities at the Olympic Sports Complex.
SHUTTLES FROM XC PARKING LOT | Shuttles to the Cascade trailhead will be leaving from the parking lot on the half-hour, beginning at 7:00 am each day to transport hikers to the trailhead. Shuttles will transport hikers from the trailhead back to the parking lot until 7:00 pm. The last shuttle to carry hikers to the Cascade Mountain Trailhead will leave the parking lot at 3:00 pm. After this time, the shuttles will only be transporting hikers from the trailhead back to the parking lot, ensuring hikers have enough time to reach the summit of Cascade Mountain and return to the trailhead before 7:00 pm.
Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway
September 24, 2018
Journey up this historic eight-mile highway to the top of the only Adirondack High Peak accessible by car (or bike!).
Season Schedule: Daily June 1 - October 8 Time: 8:45 am - 5:30 pm (4:45 pm for cyclists)
Temp: 45° F | Winds: 0-5 MPH | Visibility: 80 Miles
Open: DAILY | Elevator: *CLOSED | Nature Trail: OPEN
*Please note: The Memorial Highway elevator is currently undergoing a full renovation and will be out of service for the 2018 Summer/Fall season. The Summit is not wheelchair accessible when the elevator is out of service.
It's like a bird's eye view—in flight! Our eight-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola carries you from the Main Base Lodge to the top of Little Whiteface in fifteen minutes. At the top, an observation deck and picnic area await, as well as some of the best views of Lake Placid and the Adirondack High Peaks.
Season Schedule: Friday - Sunday through October 8 (open Columbus Day) Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open: Friday - Sunday | Gondola: Closed until Friday, September 28
Temp: 40° F | Winds: 5-10 mph | Visibility: 70 miles