The fifth-highest mountain in the U.S. state of New York, Whiteface Mountain is a perfect weekend-getaway destination.
Jun 28, 2019
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Activities to Indulge at the Whiteface Mountain
The Ski Paradise
At Whiteface Mountains, the ski terrain spreads up to 22 miles. Get a true backcountry skiing experience with many trails and breathtaking views of the Adirondacks.
Whiteface Mountain Trail Area - Hiking
A continuous vertical drop of 3,430 ft, the greatest drop of Eastern North America, is a treat for hikers!
With a plethora of trails (86 trails), hike up along the scenic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the skyscrapers in Montreal, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway
Lead yourself directly to the summit of mountain; a peak at 4,867 ft. Once atop, a castle built with native stone is stationed with a restaurant, a gift shop, and a panoramic view of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Get a bird's-eye view of the Lake Placid, and the Lake Champlain, in this eight-sitter gondola as it takes you to the Main Base Lodge on top of the mountain.
Don't forget to check in at the Observatory Deck and the picnic area. Accessible in all weathers, Cloudsplitter Gondola ride is one of a kind experience.
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Bring your own bike or rent one here, but take yourself out on an adrenaline rush with the Cross Country Mountain Biking. Twist, turn, steep, sail, or climb, you'll find all kinds of tracks.
Lake Placid Olympic Site
Host to the 1980's Winter Olympics, tour in the 'Winter Sports Capital of the World', with Olympic Jumping Complex and Lake Placid Olympic Museum.
Lessons & Programs
For all the first time skiers, fret not! The Bear Den Mountain Learning Center provides with the best learning experience for kids, adults, and all those who are beginners, with their professional instructors.
Travel to Whiteface Mountain
Reaching to Whiteface Mountain is possible by every mode of transport. Drive along the scenic routes available from New York, Boston, Buffalo, Rochester, Toronto, Montreal, or fly to the Lake Champlain Region.
Favorable Seasons at Whiteface Mountain
No matter what the season, there is plenty to do here.
Enjoy from the many ski trails during the winters, or visit the Adventure Zone and Downhill Mountain Biking during the summers. Fall time is the best to visit the Veterans' Memorial Highway, for its colorful foliage view.
With 11 elevators (gondola and conveyor lifts) visitors have a choice to reach up to the final stage of the mountain.
The Mountain service pertains to ample parking, sufficient spots to grab a bite, Ski Patrols for safety purposes, and Mountain officials present on campus to guide the visitors.
Renting and Gears
The Rossignol Experience Centers located at the two levels are well-equipped with essential ski and snowboard gears.
Go to Restaurants of Whiteface Mountain
Opt from the 7 on-mountain restaurants and savor on the Whiteface chilli at the Base Camp Market, or sip on the famous Whiteface Bloody Mary at the Cloudspin Bar & Grill. Fun time is guaranteed.
Lodges & Cabins
Be it the cabins near Lake Placid or cozy B&Bs, motels, camps, or luxurious resorts, find an accommodation of your liking at the Whiteface Mountain.
Best Time to Visit Whiteface Mountain
While the ski season lasts from November to mid-April, the warm, pleasant weather of the Summer-Fall season is not to be missed. Said to be the best time to visit, May to August, gives you a scope to explore the area thoroughly.