Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

#1 of 45 in Winter Sports in New York State
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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  • This was a hidden surprise! I thought it was just a highway with places to stop and see the views. I was wrong! Holy cow, worth every dime! There is an elevator for the folks who are unable (or choose...  more »
  • Spectacular views. However, there is a 1/5 of a mile hike to the summit from the parking lot. The hike is steep up a lot of stairs. Didn’t find out until we got to the top and saw a wedding happening ...  more »
  • More advanced mountain, but definitely a fun time. Great for family's 👍
  • This was the highlight of our NY trip last summer. Go and go all the way up. The views are AMAZING.

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