Whiteface Mountain
New York's premier ski resort, 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. The mountain 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. A daily shuttle runs between the town and the mountain. The summit offers a 360-degree view of many of the other Adirondack peaks and on a clear day a view all the way to Canada and Vermont. Whiteface hosted the alpine skiing competition of the 1980 Winter Olympics and the area is still a training ground for athletes. In summer Whiteface Mountain offers gondola rides. The average snowfall is around 168 inches per year plus 98% of the mountain trails are serviced by snowmaking. Season 2016-2017 had a record-breaking 281 inches of natural snowfall and 142 days of skiing and riding.
Region: Northern Adironacks / Lake Placid
Closest Town: Wilmington, New York
Mountain Statistics
Vertical Rise3430 ft
Base Elevation1220 ft
Summit Elevation4650 ft
Annual Snowfall195 inches
Number of Trails86
Skiable Acres283
Longest Run2.1 miles / 3.4 km
Ski Trail Difficulty
Number of Lifts11
High Speed Six Chairs0
High Speed Quad Chairs1
Quad Chairs1
Triple Chairs2
Double Chairs5
Surface Lifts1
Lift Capacity10385 (skiers per hour)
Season Dates
Season 2020Opened 11/15/19
Season 2019Opened 11/17/18
Season 201811/18/17 to 05/07/18 (171 days)
Season 201711/24/16 to 04/16/17 (144 days)
Season 201611/25/15 to 04/17/16 (145 days)
Season 201511/20/14 to 04/18/15 (150 days)
Season 201411/15/13 to 04/20/14 (157 days)
Season 201311/17/12 to 04/20/13 (155 days)
Whiteface Resort Features
Night Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Nordic skiing trails are at the Olympic Cross Country ski center at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid.
Snowshoe Trails
Snow Tubing
Terrain Park
Whiteface offers a beginner park on the Bronze trail at Kids Kampus. Ski/boarder cross riders head to Wolf and Wolf Run to the mini park and cross course serviced by the Bear Chair. The biggest jumps and longest rails are located on Broadway and Brookside.

Snow Report

Snow Reports and conditions for Whiteface Mountain.
Status: CLOSED
Season Started: 11/15/19

Lift Tickets

Pricing last updated 11/20/19
Regular $64 $79 $104 $79
Multi day discounts available

Ages 6 and under free

Note: Pricing above is subject to change and is based on resort ticket window prices published on resorts website. Use for reference only.

Sorry, no discount lift tickets are current available for Whiteface Mountain


Lodging at Base
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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.

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Kids Program
Womens Program
Ski Lessons Available
Snowboard Lessons
Equipment Rentals
Adaptive Program

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