World class skiing, olympic class village
Why Whiteface? Because you'd have to fly to Colorado to access a mountain that even comes close to offering the terrain and experience that Whiteface does. And yet, Whiteface is totally conquerable, its slopes attainable, its corduroy rippable. At Whiteface, the mountain experience is worthy of Olympic competition and tame enough for toddlers taking their first turns.
It's time to rediscover Whiteface Mountain's variety, shreddability, and family-friendly ski center.
Top 5 Reasons Why Whiteface is The Place to Be This Winter
- Terrain for everyone. Whether you show up ready to shred, or have never stuck your foot into a ski boot before, Whiteface has your back when it comes to a quality experience both on and off the slopes. Long, steep trails are visible from the road, but the real Whiteface experience lies in the miles of blue and green trails winding across the mountain. From Bear Den Mountain, our exclusive learning area, to Skyward, a favorite trail of local son and two-time Olympic Medalist Andrew Weibrecht—there's literally terrain for everybody.
- Snowmaking for days. This is important because even though it may be a balmy 50 degrees in Manhattan, Whiteface's snowmaking crew can harness the power of a few elements to create perfect corduroy on your favorite trails. Nearly all of Whiteface's trails have snowmaking on them, and the mountain's armada of groomers work through the night to ensure conditions are at their peak by dawn every day of the season.
- It's closer than you think. Driving from NYC or the Capital Region is a cinch—the drive is 95% highway, so it goes fast and you can be on the slopes in the same amount of time it would take to drive to a Vermont resort. Experience more big mountain skiing and less time in lift lines.
- Family focused. Bear Den Mountain is Whiteface's family-friendly and kid-focused ski center offering some of the best learning terrain in the region. In fact, even though many of the programs are designed for kids, you'll encounter first-time skiers of all ages at Bear Den. Realizing that families need their own space, Bear Den boasts expanded services, including the Cub Camp program, which provides your non-skiers with a day of off-mountain fun. Separate parking, friendly staff, and easy navigation make Bear Den a welcoming place for families and anyone new to skiing and riding.
- Après ski like whoa. Not only does the on-mountain experience rival any resort in the continental U.S., but the après scene ratchets up after sunset in nearby Lake Placid, a cozy alpine town that's been winning SKI Magazine's nod as the best place for off-hill activities in the east for over 25 years. Main Street Lake Placid is a must for dining and shopping, and frozen Mirror Lake offers an ice-skating track, pond hockey and cross country skiing.