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What’s going on at Whiteface this season

Each year Whiteface Mountain hits the ground running, offering premier ski conditions, cozy lodging, and plenty of unique routes crafted for any level of skier and snowboarder. As the mountain evolves each year, we've kept track of all the changes, so you don't have to! From new lodges that sparkle on mountainsides, to updated lifts, we'll give you the low-down on things to watch out for this season. All you have to do now is grab your gear, bundle up, and get to the slopes!

A skier passes mids-station.

What’s New?

One thing is for certain, even when Whiteface Mountain may be in its “off season” for skiing and riding, the grind never stops! The staff at Whiteface have been hard at work since the snow melted, bringing new improvements to the mountain for an even better ski season for 2023 and 2024. This winter, Whiteface Mountain is introducing a new detachable quad lift, completely transforming how skiers can move about the mountain. The lift, named The Notch, will move from Bear Den Learning Center to a point just beyond the Legacy Lodge at mid-station. This new lift — being the only one of its kind in the East — will work to streamline skiers' movement to where they need to go. This is due to the fact that The Notch is actually two lifts that work as one. Riders can stop halfway and get off at Boreen trail or continue farther upward where they can access other trails as well as the Legacy Lodge. This means shorter wait times and more choice as you move up the mountain!

A gondola climbs up a mountain in heavy snow.

More and more snow!

Every season, Whiteface tries to crack the code on how to get more snow up that giant mountain. For starters, it's not easy! But the geniuses working at Whiteface still somehow improve the mountain's snow making capabilities, year after year. For this season, Whiteface Mountain has added 150 high efficiency snow guns as well as corresponding air and water lines on Parron’s Run. This upgrade will further improve skier and rider conditions on popular trails on the mountain. This is just an addition to the intensive work the mountain has put in over the years to its infrastructure, making systems more powerful, more reliable, and far more energy efficient.

A skier cuts through thick powder off the trail.

Trip planning 

If you’re planning on turning your weekend ski getaway into a full week of mountain fun, the Whiteface Region has you covered on all the details. Around the region, your choices for lodging are prime, from cozy hotels and B&Bs, to even your own yurt (for the more adventurous types). You’ll find opportunities to see the incredible landscape of the region throughout your stay. Visit one of the many farms that live in the nooks of local mountains, or adventure in incredible gorges that could be cousins to the Grand Canyon! If you find that you’re skied out mid-week, there are plenty of spas and wellness centers nearby to get your mind and body back on track. NewVida Preserve offers yoga classes, massages, and more to get you back in the game. 

A group of skiers stand on top of a mountain.


All that skiing has made us hungry! If you forgot to pack the family PBJs (whether it was by accident or not) Whiteface Mountain and the region around it offers the best in après dining, from laid back comfort foods to upscale cuisine. Legends is located in the Base Lodge of Whiteface Mountain, fit for any craving you may have been dreaming about on the gondola. The cafe offers a unique array of choices, like fresh sushi, soup, flatbread, sandwiches, and more. 

When you’ve packed up the car and are ready to head out, there are several options for a cozy dinner after a day in the snow. The new Cadence Lodge at Whiteface offers comfy "après anything" perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a family meal after a long day on the mountain. The restaurant offers dishes for every taste; choose from options like their Shrimp Fra Diavolo, to their pan-roasted chicken. For a more casual but convivial approach to your après activities, set your sights on the Twisted Raven. The bar and restaurant offers the perfect experience for those looking to keep the party going. Featuring craft beer, burgers, hot dogs, wings, and barbecue, the Twisted Raven will help you forget those sore snow-traveled muscles. With live music and frequent events, the Twisted Raven will quickly become your regular spot after a day on the slopes. 

A person eats nachos on a deck.

Now that you've been properly educated on all that Whiteface Mountain has been up to lately, its time to head on up for some spectacular skiing and riding this year! Ready to start planning a ski trip like you've never experienced before? Don't forget to check out nearby dining and other ways to get outdoors this winter.  


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