Fitness made fun
The Whiteface Region offers plentiful backcountry skiing opportunities. Whether you are telemark or cross-country skiing, the Whiteface Region is the ideal place to blaze the trails. Cross-country skiing is a total body workout that gets your heart and lungs pumping. If you're a runner, cyclist, triathlete or just want to increase your fitness, cross-country skiing in the Whiteface Region is a great way to cross-train and stay active this winter. Not to mention it's fun, inexpensive, and fairly easy to learn. If you're not into skiing, snowshoeing is a great way to get out on the trail and enjoy winter scenery.
For those looking for a more challenging route, head up the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway trail for some spectacular views atop the fifth-highest mountain in the state. Take in the Adirondack wildlife as you ski or snowshoe past frozen-over streams and snow-topped trees. Birders will especially enjoy navigating through the pristine woodlands, where hawks, eagles, owls, and smaller birds make their winter home. You may even see crossbills high in the trees along the trails.
Whether you prefer a groomed trail or fresh powder, there are several trails in the Whiteface Region to enjoy. Many of these trails are located just off of Route 86 between Whiteface Mountain and Wilmington. To find out more about cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, be sure to get a trail map or guidebook when you arrive.