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Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

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#1 of 44 in Winter Sports in New York State
Must see · Mountain · Ski Area
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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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  • The gondola ride at Whiteface is always so much fun. The views once you get to the top of Little Whiteface are spectacular. It’s truly amazing the drop in temperature and increase in wind when you... 
    The gondola ride at Whiteface is always so much fun. The views once you get to the top of Little Whiteface are spectacular. It’s truly amazing the drop in temperature and increase in wind when you...  more »
  • A great view when the weather is clear! The trip up and back is exciting with tight corners and switchbacks along the way. 
    A great view when the weather is clear! The trip up and back is exciting with tight corners and switchbacks along the way.  more »
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  • Another gem in northern NY. Great hike and great view.
  • Nice lodge, friendly staff. Lots of summer activities too.

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