downhill mountain biking

whiteface mountain bike park

opening saturday, june 15

The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park has 27 diverse trails that range from hardcore, expert-only downhillers, to cruisers and winding cross-country paths—something for every ability and riding style. Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the East, so there's a lot of room to roll with 2,500 feet of bike park vertical. For experts only, the Cloudsplitter Gondola transports riders to the summit of Little Whiteface. Big bikes, helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops. Expert riders should expect each run to take about 40 minutes.

For intermediate and beginner riders—our shuttle bus runs continuously starting at 10:00 am, taking you and your bike from the Main Base Lodge up to a drop-off point where you can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability. Lower mountain cross-country trails geared towards less-experienced riders are accessible right from the Main Base Lodge.

The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park boasts 17 singletrack trails and 1 doubletrack, 5 ski trails, and 4 service roads, with the following difficulty breakdown: 3 Beginner, 13 Intermediate, 7 Advanced, and 4 Expert/Pro. For additional info, visit www.downhillmike.com

Trail Map


whiteface 5k downhill mountain biking race

registration opens JUNE 1

We are excited to announce that the biggest and baddest Downhill Mountain Biking Race is back at Whiteface after a seven-year hiatus and ready to impress a new generation of gravity enthusiasts! Online registration opens Saturday, June 1 at 12:00 am, and the online registration fees include the required lift passes in addition to race entry. Day-of lift passes may be purchased at the following rates: 1-Day Lift Pass - $45, 2-Day Lift Pass - $75, or 3-Day Lift Pass - $100. Registration fees go up Thursday, August 1, so be sure to register early and save big! View the details about the race and how you can register below.

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2019 shuttle vehicle operation

Details

The shuttle services beginner to intermedate downhill terrain, and will be provided by High Peaks for the 2019 Mountain Biking Season. The maximum capacity of the shuttle is 14 people per vehicle, not including the driver. The shuttle will pick up at the "River Lot", located adjacent to the West Banch of the Ausable River at Whiteface Mountain. At 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm, the shuttle will have an intermediate drop off at the top of the Face Lift. From there, two trails, blue & black, will be clearly marked. During these longer shuttle trips, the shuttle will continue to take beginners no higher than the Valve Hosue Road approximately every 20 minutes. 

Dates & Times

June 15 - 23  |  Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 29 - September 2 (peak season)  |  7 days per week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
September 3 - October 14  |  Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays from 10:00 - 5:00 pm


 

season passes, rentals & package rates

2019 DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING SEASON PASSES
Pass type Age Apr. 15 - 30 May 1 - 31 Jun. 1 & on
Adult Season Pass 13+ $199 $249 $299
Junior Season Pass 12 & under $99 $99 $99

Family Season Pass Package

Includes head of household & up to 3 additional family members*

20+ (head of household) $399 $399 $399
*All family member pass holders must reside in the same household. Households with 5 or more people may purchase the Family - Extra Person Pass for $150 each. Please contact the Whiteface Season Pass Office by email at tickets@whiteface.com or by calling (518) 946-8505 for assistance.

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2019 DISCOVER MOUNTAIN BIKING PACKAGES
Package Includes Price
Discover Gold Package - Full Day 1-Day Lift Ticket, downhill bike (Giant Glory), full face helmet, chest protector, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $160
Discover Gold Package - 1/2 Day (after 2:00 pm) 1/2 Day Lift Ticket, downhill bike (Giant Glory), full face helmet, chest protector, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $110
Discover Silver Package - Full Day 1-Day Lift Ticket, all-mountain biking (Giant Trance), full face helmet, chest protector, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $130
Discover Silver Package - 1/2 Day (after 2:00 pm) 1/2 Day Lift Ticket, all-mountain biking (Giant Trance), full face helmet, chest protector, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $80
Discover Bronze Package - Full Day 1-Day Lift Ticket, hard tail bike (Giant Talon), full face helmet, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $100
Discover Bronze Package - 1/2 Day (after 2:00 pm) 1/2 Day Lift Ticket, hard tail bike (Giant Talon), full face helmet, elbow/forearm & knee/shin pads $60
Add a guide to any package for $75 per hour  |  Upgrade your bike for $50
2019 RENTAL EQUIPMENT RATES
Bikes Price per day
Downhill bike (includes full face helmet) $110
Full suspension bike (includes full face helmet or 1/2 shell) $80
Kids bike (20" wheels)* $50
Pads Price per day
Full face helmet $10
1/2 Shell helmet $7
Chest protector $10
Elbow/forearm pads $7
Knee/shin pads $7
Full set of downhill pads $30
*Hard tail and kids bikes are allowed on the lower mountain only (no gondola access).

Responsiblity Code & Checklist

Mountain bike trails are rough and demanding on both the bike and the body. Before riding, always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic. Learn more about the Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code and Mountain Bike Checklist here

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The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park will not be available on the following dates:

  • Sunday, July 28
  • Sunday, September 8

Multi-day tickets include a "flex day;" e.g. an Adult 2-Day Lift Ticket is valid for 2 days of downhill mountain biking over a 3-day period, beginning on your start date.

Military, college students, groups, BETA (Barkeater Trails Alliance) members, NYSEF athletes, and Whiteface Season Pass holders can enjoy 10% OFF all downhill mountain biking products. Additionally, this spring we're rolling out an exclusive Season Pass Perk for all current 2019/20 Whiteface Season Pass Holders—save 50% OFF Downhill Mountain Biking Season Passes when you purchase by May 31, 2019!

June 15 - 23 | Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am (Gondola) & 10:00 am (shuttles) - 5:00 pm
June 29 - September 2 | Open Daily
9:30 am (Gondola) & 10:00 am (shuttles) - 5:00 pm
September 6 - October 13 | Friday - Sunday (open Columbus Day)
9:30 am (Gondola) & 10:00 am (shuttles) - 5:00 pm
Times and dates are subject to change.
Adult 1-Day Lift Ticket: $45
Adult 2-Day Lift Ticket: $75
Adult 3-Day Lift Ticket: $100
Adult 1/2-Day Lift Ticket: $35
Junior 1-Day Lift Ticket: $20
Junior 2-Day Lift Ticket: $75
Junior 3-Day Lift Ticket: $100
1-Day Trail Pass (Lower Mountain Only)*: $10
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
Saturday, June 22, 2019
27 of the best trails in the East, serviced by a shuttle bus, army truck and eight-passenger gondola. What more could a downhiller ask for?
9:30 am (Gondola) & 10:00 am (shuttles) - 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019
27 of the best trails in the East, serviced by a shuttle bus, army truck and eight-passenger gondola. What more could a downhiller ask for?
9:30 am (Gondola) & 10:00 am (shuttles) - 5:00 pm