In the Whiteface Region, breathtaking natural wonders and unique family adventure await. From skiing and riding opportunities, to snowshoeing and ice fishing, to shopping and dining, to guided tours and special attractions, the area has something for every age and interest.
If you're visiting during the winter season, don't pass up the opportunity to ski and ride Whiteface Mountain - voted the #1 ski resort in the Eastern U.S. by Ski Magazine readers - it boasts the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Eleven lifts service 86 trails with hundreds of acres of skiable terrain for all skill levels. Come explore the Olympic mountain and revel in the views of the surrounding High Peaks.
For an unusual outdoor adventure, head to Ausable Chasm - now open year-round, you can experience this natural wonder any time of year. The winter tours feature frozen waterfalls, 150 foot icicles and unique rock formations covered in snow. You can choose between a one- or two-hour guided adventure (using snowshoes or icecleats, depending on conditions) or a casual 30-minute walk.
Book a stay between April and October and consider navigating the rapids on the nearby Hudson River Gorge with the Adirondac Rafting Company. For angling enthusiasts, don't miss some of the best fly fishing in North America on the West Branch of the Ausable River. Or if you're looking for some history and culture, spend an afternoon at the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. You can discover the region's history along with local folklore and ancient relics.
For some fairytale fun, don't miss Santa's Workshop - a trip to the Whiteface Region wouldn't be complete without a visit to the timeless fantasy village located in North Pole, NY. Open June through December, Santa's Workshop has been a family tradition since 1949 - it's the oldest theme park in the United States. Home to beloved fairytale and storybook characters, busy elves, live reindeer, and Santa himself, the North Pole experience is one you won't soon forget.