Whiteface Mountain boasts the highest vertical drop in the East at 3,430 feet and is ranked as the top ski resort in the Eastern US. Whiteface features 86 trails, 283 acres of terrain and off-piste double-black diamond wilderness terrain (The Slides). This is where the world's best come to train and compete and where kids come to learn and have fun. Whiteface is located just outside the village of Lake Placid, one of the best ski towns in the East.
Although there are some accommodations near the base of Whiteface, and in Wilmington, the popular town of nearby Lake Placid provides the majority of accommodation options. Lake Placid is recognized as one of the best ski towns in the Eastern US.