Hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain this winter
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.
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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.
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.
Whiteface Mountain Ski Trail Map
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