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. In the fall, take a drive up the Veterans' Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface for breathtaking views of Adirondack fall foliage! 

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Veterans' 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!
Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides
Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
Adventure Zone
Adventure Zone
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide you cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
Mountain Biking Season Passes
Mountain Biking Season Passes
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?
2019/20 Season Passes on Sale
Season Passes
Purchase your 2019/20 Season Pass online early for discounted deals and choose whether you'd like to receive your pass via mail or pick up in person at Whiteface!
Summer Trail Map
Summer Trail Map
Check out our trail map below to discover what lifts and trails are open, find locations for mountain services, and plan the best ski day EVER!
Summer Activity Calendar
Summer Activity Calendar
Summer Activity Calendar for Whiteface Mountain, plus regular opening hours and activity availability for our Lake Placid Olympic venues.
May
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Wilmington Whiteface Race Weekend
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Wilmington Whiteface Race Weekend
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2019
Wilmington Whiteface Race Weekend
Summer Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Whiteface Mountain
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
Whiteface Memorial Highway
Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway
Whiteface Mountain
Drive to the top of New York's fifth-highest peak, and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the Adirondacks!
disc golf at Whiteface Mountain
Disc Golf
Whiteface Mountain
Follow the course around the bottom sections of some favorite Whiteface ski trails, tossing Frisbee-like discs from basket to basket.
Adventure Zone Teaser
Whiteface Adventure Zone
Whiteface Mountain
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide you cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
Downhill mountain biking at Whiteface
Downhill Mountain Biking
Whiteface Mountain
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?
Whiteface Mountain Guided Hiking Tours
Guided Hiking Tours
Whiteface Mountain
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
Whiteface Mountain
Relax, breathe deep, and experience serenity with the scenic backdrop of the Adirondack High Peaks.
First Tracks
Whiteface Mountain
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
  • 2 conveyor lifts
Inches of Annual Snowfall on Whiteface Mountain
2018 - 2019 213"
2017 - 2018 228''
2016 - 2017 281''
2015 - 2016 109''
2014 - 2015 170''
2013 - 2014 160''
2012 - 2013

189''

2011 - 2012 129''
2010 - 2011 247''
2009 - 2010 173''
10-Year Average 189.9''