Winter recreation is 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.

A woman in a light blue coat smiles as she cross country skis with two dogs.

Whether you want a short snowshoe 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. An easy snowshoe option is Cobble Lookout, and even adding in a walk to Copperas Pond can make for a fun winter day. If you want a classic Whiteface Region cross-country ski trip, head out to Whiteface Landing

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

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.


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