True Double Black Diamond Skiing!
For those of you with the skills and judgment to match, welcome to the Slides. A series of steep, narrow chutes, the Slides are open only when Ski Patrol deems them safe. This is expert-only terrain—35 acres of in-bounds, off-piste, double black-diamond wilderness skiing accessible by hiking from the top of the Summit Quad. Once you get there, you'll be a few hundred feet above Vermont's tallest mountain and three times as high as the top of the Empire State Building. There's no snowmaking on the Slides, so below you'll find some of nature's finest offerings. But don't let it get to your head. Skiing the Slides demands skill and concentration. In one area, for example, there's a frozen waterfall beneath all that snow. Give the Slides the respect they deserve, and they'll give you the ride of your life.
Access to the Whiteface Slides
We will be making determinations for the Slides as needed with regards to: changing weather, temperatures, and snow evaluations. The Slides are continuously monitored, assessed, and re-evaluated for your safety, affecting their opening and closing as necessary. The Slides are true side country and require the utmost attention from our staff and guests.
The Slides are accessible by a narrow path located adjacent to the top of the Summit Quad, which may only be traveled at the discretion of Ski Patrol. When the Slides are open, details on the status and requirements for entry will be posted on the Conditions page.
The slides open under the following protocol :
Closed due to avalanche danger or lack of snow cover.
Open but based on conditions. Ski Patrol will require avalanche precautions such as a beacon, probe, and shovel.
Open with the stipulation that guests be in groups of two or more at Ski Patrol's discretion.