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Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

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#1 of 45 in Winter Sports in New York State
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Known as one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, Whiteface Mountain is home to the esteemed White Face Ski Resort. The site that hosted all six skiing events in the 1980 Winter Olympics, this resort boasts 87 different ski trails accessible by nine chairlifts, one gondola, and one conveyor lift. Get your adrenaline rush from the highest continuous vertical drop in eastern North America, at 1,045 m (3,430 ft). Drive to the summit via the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway and admire 360-degree views of the surrounding Adirondacks. You may even catch a glimpse of Vermont or Montreal in the distance on a clear day. During summertime, the mountain offers scenic gondola rides and is also a haven for mountain biking and hiking. Make Whiteface Mountain part of your personalized Wilmington itinerary using our Wilmington trip itinerary planner.
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  • Loved the beauty and scenic view of the autumn colored (crimson, yellow, orange) leafy trees surrounding us everywhere while taking the gondola ride. It was breathtaking. I am terrified of heights... 
    Loved the beauty and scenic view of the autumn colored (crimson, yellow, orange) leafy trees surrounding us everywhere while taking the gondola ride. It was breathtaking. I am terrified of heights...  more »
  • We came to Whiteface after the Veterans Highway was already closed for the season, so the Cloudsplitter Gondola was our only chance to catch views from the top. We decided to take the Gondolas on the....  more
    We came to Whiteface after the Veterans Highway was already closed for the season, so the Cloudsplitter Gondola was our only chance to catch views from the top. We decided to take the Gondolas on the....  more »
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  • There's a toll road charging 20$ per person to drive up which i think is excessive for the entry. Apart from that the small but steep hike to the summit is well worth it. The views from the top are unparalleled.
  • Loved to watch Adirondack mountains from the summit here. It’s been 6 days and the memories and views still refresh me. The drive up mountain is a toll road of about 20 mins. $20 for vehicle plus driver and $20 for each additional passenger. There is a small hike from the parking at top to the summit which should not be missed. Did not use elevator and castle has only gift shop access. There was ongoing work on other side of the castle. Ticket includes price for both but did not add any value for us. I would consider hike up the mountain for a full experience.

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