whiteface mountain oktoberfest


September 26 - 27, 2020  |  Whiteface Mountain

Each fall we dust off our lederhosen, fire up the oompah band and enjoy a tall mug of German beer at the Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest. Mark your calendars for the weekend-long, Bavarian-style celebration with authentic music, dancing, food and beer—rated one of the 5 Must-Visit Oktoberfests in North America by SKI Magazine! Kids will enjoy our Meriloons & Friends Face Painting & Balloon Animals as well as Whiteface's Adeventure Zone all day, each day. 

Click below to view the Oktoberfest Shuttle & Event Schedule

event schedule

 Important Info on Festival Tickets

We're offering FREE 1-Day Admission + Gondola Ride for anyone with an Olympic Sites Passport, as well as FREE Admission + Gondola Rides on Sunday for all Whiteface and Mt. Van Hoevenberg 2019/20 Season Pass holders! Simply present your Olympic Sites Passport or Season Pass at the gate. If you don't have your Season Pass yet (either it's being mailed or you're planning to pick up), just head to the ticket window for your free admission and gondola ticket.

Enjoy Oktoberfest in style when you buy the 2-Day Stein Package which includes an exclusive Stein Mug with a free beer along with it! 

Juniors ages 12 & under can also enjoy FREE admission both days of the festival. All festival attendees must have an admission ticket for entry, so we encourage families to order their free Junior Admission ticket(s) in advance online to avoid waiting at the ticket window. You may also choose to purchase a Gondola Ride Add-On for Juniors ages 7-12 online for $18 per person. Please note: Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides are FREE for ages 6 & under.

*Pet policy: We all love our pets, but we do ask that you leave them at home during the festival. Only service dogs will be permitted at Oktoberfest.

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shuttle schedule & map

Whiteface Shuttle

Olympic Center Box Office to Whiteface

12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Whiteface to Olympic Center Box Office

Sat - 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm  |  Sun - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm

Wilmington Shuttle: Adirondack Chocolates to KOA to Whiteface

1:15 pm
(1:30 pm departure from KOA)

Wilmington Shuttle: Whiteface to KOA to Adirondack Chocolates

Sat - 6:15 pm (6:30 departure from KOA)  |  Sun - 5:15 pm (5:30 departure from KOA)

View the DEC Hiker Shuttle Schedule and the Whiteface - Lake Placid Hike Shuttle map below to see what times and dates the shuttle runs between Lake Placid and Wilmington. 

Shuttle Schedule Shuttle Map

oktoberfest tickets & pricing

Online Rates
1 Day Admission + Gondola Ride  |  Ages 13+ $22
2 Day Stein Package (limited quantity)  |  Ages 13+ $38
Bundle of 5 Beer Coupons  |  Ages 21+ $30
2 Day Junior Admission  |  Ages 0 - 12 FREE
Junior Gondola Ride Add On  | Ages 7 - 12 $18
Rates at the Gate
1 Day Admission  | Ages 21 - 64 $16
1 Day Teen/Senior Admission  |  Ages 13 - 20 / 65+  $10
1 Day Junior Admission | Ages 0 - 12 FREE
Gondola Ride Add-On | Ages 7+ $18
Gondola Rides | Ages 6 & under FREE
Bundle of 5 Beer Coupons $40
Adventure Zone Trampoline Ride (1 time use) $5
General Information
1-Day Admission & Gondola Ride Package: $22 (ages 13+)
2-Day Admission, Gondola & Stein Package: $38 (ages 13+)
Junior Admission: FREE (ages 12 & under)
Junior Gondola Ride Add-On: $18 (ages 7-12)
Bundle of 5 Beer Coupons: $30 (ages 21+)
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!