Skiing, RIding, Skating, Sliding, Climbing: THE WHITEFACE REGION and you!
Get close to all the action! The towns of Wilmington and Jay, located in the heart of the Adirondacks, are home to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, which boasts the highest vertical drop of any ski mountain in the East. The Adirondack Whiteface Region offers miles of mountain biking trails, cross country ski terrain, wold class fly fishing, hiking trails, challenging ice climbs, and of course, plenty of family attractions. After a day exploring the Adirondacks, relax at one of the region's lounges, unwind in front of the fireplace, and recount the day's activities.
HIT THE Slopes: Winter Weather is the Best
FROM the slopes to the slides: Back country to Groomed
Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Wilmington and the surrounding area offer skiing, riding and playing on the famous Olympic Mountain - Whiteface! Get out your gear and hit the slopes - you'll love the abundant trails for all ages. Whether a beginner or black diamond expert, Whiteface is your mountain of choice. Of course, if you prefer to hit the back-country, well, we are located in the midst of the beautiful Adirondack High Peaks. And, ice-climbing, yeah - we've got that covered too! Be sure to check out all of our other fun events on the Mountain and off!
Pack It up: Winter Hiking the High Peaks (and the lower ones, too!)
Trail Hiking, Peak CLimbing, Family Adventuring
We hike, ice-climb, snowshoe, trek - year round in this region! Whether you're looking to add a 46er to your resume, or hoping for a quick afternoon hike with a great view, the Whiteface Region has the trail for you. Choose Whiteface Mountain, the 5th largest peak in New York State, for a challenge with amazing views - check out of some of our awesome winter hiking blogs to help you prep your gear. On our warmer winter days, the 4-mile Copperas Pond loop is perfect for your family adventure, with stops at a few picnic spots and ponds along the way. Try the Whiteface Landing trails for a flatter snowshoe that will leave you at the edge of Lake Placid lake! Looking for a happy mix - try the Wilmington Wild Trail Systems. Whatever you choose, don't forget your warm weather gear and your camera - the Adirondack scenery is worth capturing.
DREAMING OF WARMER DAYS & PLANNING YOUR NEXT VACATION?
HIT THE ROAD: 2 WHEEL ADVENTURES
FROM TRAIL TO ROAD: BIKING IN THE ADIRONDACKS
Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Wilmington and the surrounding area offer miles of scenic road cycling routes, extensive trail systems for mountain biking - plus a full scale pump track in Wilmington, and amazing downhill biking at Whiteface Mountain. With incredible roadways offering miles of trails surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, you'll experience an Adirondack cycling adventure unlike any other. If you're interested in competitions and bike races the Whiteface Region will not let you down - we are home to the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race, Wilmington Whiteface 100k Race, and also part of the IronMan cycling route - we are the Adirondacks biking location! Be sure to check out all of our other fun events too!
CAST AWAY: FLY FISHING HOT SPOTS
The Whiteface Region of the Adirondacks is rich with fishing rivers, ponds and brooks throughout Wilmington and Jay.
Are you Two-Fly? The Ausable Two Fly Challenge is a two day fly fishing challenge in the rich Ausable river, complete with reception and dinners throughout. Plan now to join us on the weekend of May 15 & 16, 2015 - this event is a must attend!