Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride

Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride

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. As you trace the mountain's contours—soaring over streams, ski trails, steep rock faces and thick forests—the beauty of the Adirondacks reveals itself. You'll see Lake Placid and its namesake village. To the east lies Lake Champlain, and to the south stand the tallest peaks in New York State. You'll spot the ski jumps and the Ausable River. At the top, an observation deck and picnic area await you.

These are some of the country's best views, and this is the best way to see them! At the base of Whiteface Mountain, stop in before or after your gondola ride to J.LOHR Café and Wine Bar, featuring fine fare with a focus on local products. The Cloudsplitter Gondola and many other activities is FREE with your Olympic Sites Passport!

Before your visit

Please check the Updates section of the homepage here prior to your visit. It is sometimes the case in the winter season that the Cloudsplitter Gondola is open only to skiers and riders due to weather conditions, in which case foot passengers are not allowed admittance. This information is always listed under Alerts on the Conditions page as these closures occur during the winter season. 

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Please find the Summer/Fall 2018 Schedule below, and don't forget this activity is FREE with your Olympic Sites Passport. The Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride and observation deck at the top of Little Whiteface are wheelchair accessible.

Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides will not be available on the following dates:

  • Sunday, July 22 for Ironman
  • Sunday, September 9 for Ironman 70.3

Groups of 20 or more should contact groups@whiteface.com for special pricing information.

June 29 - September 3 | Open daily
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
September 7 - October 8 | Friday - Sunday (open Columbus Day)
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Times and dates are subject to change.
Adult / Teen: $20 online | $23 at window
Junior / Senior: $16
6 & under: FREE
Adult: 20-64 | Teen: 13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65+ | Military discounts available with valid ID at $16 for Adults
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!

Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides are no longer available for the 2017/18 Winter Season.

Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides are offered through the ski season during normal operating hours from 8:30 am - 3:15 pm, weather permitting. And don't forget, this activity is FREE with your Olympic Sites Passport!

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to check the Conditions page during the season for any closures due to weather.

Groups of 20 or more should contact groups@whiteface.com for special pricing.

Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides
No longer available for Winter 2017/18
Times and dates are subject to change.
Adult / Teen: $22
Junior / Senior: $15
6 & under: FREE
Adult: 20-64 | Teen: 13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65+ | Military discounts available with valid I.D.
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, August 20, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 2018
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
9:30 am - 5:00 pm