Hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain proudly claims the title of having the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies, showcasing an impressive descent of 3,166 feet. This mountain jewel features 96 trails, 12 high-speed lifts, and a variety of terrains catering to every skill level. Notably, the vertical drop is slightly adjusted to 3,430 feet when The Slides are open, providing an added dimension to the thrilling experience for skiing enthusiasts.

The Olympic mountain features nearly 300 skiable acres with two terrain parks, a half pipe, and beginner's mountain for first-timers. From groomers to glades, 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 access adventurous black diamond runs.

A snowboarder getting air

Look out below

At Whiteface Mountain, your lift ticket gives you access to three mountains for the price of one! The resort is made up of Whiteface Mountain, Little Whiteface, and Lookout Mountain. Lookout Mountain's Top Station elevation is 4,000 feet and hosts intermediate and expert terrain only. For even more expert terrain, "The Slides", which open on the basis of specific conditions, gives highly experienced skiers a chance at backcountry-like terrain. 

The views from Lookout are incredible, especially from the long, winding Wilmington Trail. Glades and steeps line both the left and right side of the Wilmington Trail — giving you the chance to dip into east coast woods skiing. Rand's Last Stand offers a nice straight fall line, not at all off camber, creating a truly unique glade experience for both skiers and riders.

A family walks towards the gondola from the ski lodge

Whiteface Mountain is very family friendly

With the Learn to Ski or Ride Passport program and the Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport program, kids in 3rd and 4th grade get a lift ticket, lesson, and equipment rental for a $27 processing fee at over 20 participating ski areas, including Whiteface.

When visiting Whiteface Mountain you will experience much more than a ski lodge. Whiteface hosts its own separate park dedicated to kids! Equipped with a selection of learning tools and features including a magic carpet for a fun uphill ride, large animal forms to ski around, and a chair lift. Occasionally, a mountain mascot may even appear for a meet and greet.

Easy access parking and a family lodge complete with food, snacks, and hot cocoa make for a perfect family day on the hill. Whiteface Mountain's Bear Den Learning Center provides ski-over access to the main mountain and lodge for when the kids are ready to stir things up in the Mixing Bowl bunny hill or venture onto the Bear Chair Lift to practice a few turns on the Deer, Fox, and Wolf beginner trails.

Skiers underneath a gondola

Check out the nearby lodging and book your winter vacation today.


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The Early Bird Gets the Turns

For most people visiting Whiteface Mountain, the best time to start skiing is "first chair." At 8:30 A.M., the gondola and lower mountain chairs start running and eager skiers and riders are carried off to get their first tracks. But, as they gaze at...

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Getting in the Olympic Spirit

The Olympic spirit is infectious. And perhaps that is most noticeable on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain, where athletes from the 1980 Olympic Games competed in all six of the alpine ski events and still train today. Enter the National Brotherhood of...

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Skiing Uphill and Enjoying the Ride

In life, when you want something, don't hold back, go get it! Live your life with intent. Step into your life and live. What does this mean to me? It means, stop making excuses, wake up, open your eyes, and go after whatever it is that lights that...

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What's New at Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is hard at work each season, aiming to bring skiers closer to their snow-filled dreams every winter. Come see the new updates!

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High Flying Terrain

Whether you’re looking to send it off huge jumps or just hit some smaller features, the terrain parks at Whiteface Mountain are no joke, but plenty of fun.

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'Tis the Ski-son

When the snow starts to fly, there's snow choice but to start planning your next trip to Whiteface Mountain. Check out these tips on how to make the most of your ski or snowboard vacation. (Pro tip: après-ciate all the mountain has to offer!)

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Stories From the Mountain

Learn about the past, present, and future of Whiteface Mountain, site of exceptional alpine skiing trails and world-class events.

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The People that Keep the Winter Going

These are the people that keep the ski season alive! Thank them for the things they do to keep us skiing and snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain all season long.

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5 Ways to Have the Best Ski Season of Your Life

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A Ski Bum's Guide to Whiteface Mountain and Beyond

The Whiteface Region is a ski bum's paradise! When you're not up on the slopes, come back to earth and experience the rest of the region.

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Planning Your Affordable Friends Getaway to Whiteface Mountain

A ski trip to Whiteface Mountain can be surprisingly budget-friendly. Here are some tips on planning an awesome trip without breaking the bank.


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