Fitness made fun
The Whiteface Region offers plentiful backcountry skiing opportunities. For cross-country skiers, 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 another great way to get out on the trail and enjoy our gorgeous winter scenery.
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 in the area, 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 want a short run or an all-day loop, 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.
Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.