Life In the Adirondacks
Perhaps you're looking for a little downhill fun? Whiteface Mountain boasts the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies with 90 trails, 11 high-speed lifts, and terrain for any skill level. The mountain features nearly 300 ski-able acres with two terrain parks, a half pipe, and beginner's park for first-timers. With glades, slides, and groomers, Whiteface has varied terrain and trails for all ages and abilities. Refresh your technique with a private lesson through the Snow Sports School, or hop on the Cloudsplitter Gondola to Little Whiteface Mountain to access some black diamond runs. Please note: At this time, Whiteface Mountain is only selling tickets online in advance. Lift tickets are available in limited quantities, so buy as early as possible. Pro tip: mid-week is generally less busy than weekends and holidays.
In summer, the Whiteface Region is known as the Northeast's premier biking destination with endless trails for mountain biking and road cycling. If you prefer two feet to two wheels, choose from any of the plentiful full or half day hikes — fall, with it's gorgeous, ever-changing foliage, is a perfect time to embark on a scenic hiking adventure. Perhaps you prefer being in the water? The fish are plentiful here — try fly fishing the Ausable on your own or with a guide.
The Adirondacks owe their reputation as a recreational paradise to its topography — a unique combination of high rocky summits and endless waterways. Surrounded by mountains, dense evergreen forests and pristine waters, the Whiteface Region offers outdoor activities for adventurous hearts of all ages and abilities.
Watch world-class athletes excel in their sport or experience one of our seasonal festivals. Check out our calendar of events to find out what's happening and when. And, of course, it's never too early to start planning your next vacation.