Ski Resort Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains: Position on map

Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort

Lake Placid

Trail Map Whiteface Mountain

The Ski Resort

You will find runs for all skill levels here.
You will find runs for all skill levels here. © www.whiteface.com

Ski where the best meet and compete! Whiteface was the site of the Winter Olympic Games in 1980 and offers terrific conditions for various winter sports.

Skiers and riders have access to more than 90 hectares of skiable terrain with over 90 trails for all skill levels. However, there are an additional 14 hectares of in-bounds, off-piste double black diamond trails called "The Slides". This is expert only terrain and only accessible hiking there from the summit. Yet, if you´re looking for a unique experience it is defintely worth the effort! Moreover, over 20 hectares of tree skiing terrain is available. To cut a long story short: Whiteface is a freeskier's paradise!

Nevertheless, the resort can also be enjoyed by families and beginners. There is a separate beginner area that provides easiest trails only. It is equipped with a triple chair lift starting from the Easy Acres Family Center as well as a magic carpet. However, if you're a little more experienced don't miss out on a ride up to the summit. Stop and take in the panoramic views of the Adirondack Mountains. Furthermore, Whiteface has a fantastic terrain park with features for all skill levels. However, its majority is desgined for intermediate and expert park riders.


Interesting facts

  • Offering 287 acres of slopes and terrain, Whiteface Mountain is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in New York.
  • Whiteface Mountain is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in New York.
  • Elevated between 1220 ft and 4649 ft, the Ski Resort is the highest elevated Ski Resorts in New York. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3428 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 35 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 43 " at summit elevation and 30 " at the base. This makes Whiteface Mountain the ski resort with the best snow conditions in New York.
  • Whiteface Mountain features 53 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 71 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 250
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Whiteface Mountain also has a gondola.
Whiteface Mountain also has a gondola. © www.whiteface.com

Whiteface not only offers perfect conditions for winter sports, it also caters to your every culinary need. At Base Camp Market, you will find gourmet soups, chili, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and more. Grab & Go options are also available. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Cafe & Wine Bar has a focus on regional ingredients and offers an exquisite selection of wines.

Black Bear Lodge is home to two perfect spots where kids can meet their parents and recharge after a day at the ski school: Black Bear Cafe and Growler's Grill. For lunch in a relaxing atmosphere, check out Boule's Bistro. Mid-Station Lodge offers traditional mountain fare.

Whiteface's latest addition is Taste NY Cafe. Dishes made from regional ingredients are paired with local beer on tap. You even get WiFi and the opportunity to charge your electronics. Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Look up Waffle Cabin and treat yourself to one of their amazing waffle creations.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

The Wilmington Trail
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 847 m

Most Difficult Runs

Upper + Lower Skyward
Length: 1.5 km
Vertical Drop: 556 m


Ski & Ride Whiteface!
Whiteface Mountain Fun in the Sun


Activities at Whiteface Mountain are not limited to downhill skiing and snowboarding. In fact, Whiteface offers almost every winter activity you can imagine! If you're looking for that adrenaline rush, try snowtubing, bobsled or skeleton. For something a bit more peaceful, there is cross-country skiing or ice skating. Another interesting activity could be a tour of the Olympic Jumping Complex.


Après-Ski and Nightlife

At Cloudspin Bar & Grill you get typical après ski fare as well as a large selection of drinks. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Cafe & Wine Bar has wines to go with every dish or personal taste. They also feature delicious desserts to treat yourself after a long day on skis.

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Getting here

Whiteface Mountain is within a two hours' drive of three major airports: Albany, NY; Burlington, VT; and Montreal, Quebec. Car rentals and busses are available to get you to the ski resort in a timely manner.

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last update on Feb 14, 2024
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Mountain Stats

Elevation1220 ft - 4649 ft
Opening DayNov 18, 2023
Closing DayMay 1, 2024
Capacity 17700 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 11

Skiable Terrain

287 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 287 acres
Number of Slopes 94

Weather (4649 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult $124
1 day youth $94
1 day child $79
All rates & fees