It's not an exaggeration to say that in the Whiteface region, we truly love winter. We love the snow and all of the fun it brings. We love snowshoeing in fragrant forests and flying down a challenging ski run. We get really excited to go ice skating and warm up with hot chocolate treats afterward. Best of all, there is plenty to do indoors and out, from visiting Santa to skiing and communing with wildlife. Winter is a hot time to visit us and get close to adventure.
Warm winter memories
If you've ever dreamed of a romantic alpine adventure, featuring a roaring fire, cozy cabin, and snowy views, then the Whiteface region is the place for you. Here you'll find a variety of lodging options, from welcoming inns and ski lodges to cozy, picture-perfect cabins for two. Best of all, everything you need — fine food, outdoor adventure — is just outside your door.
An exceptional snowy destination
Whatever speed you like to play outdoors, we have options. Ski and ride at Whiteface Mountain, home of two terrain parks and varied terrain over 83 trails. Oh, and did we mention that it has the biggest vertical drop east of the Rockies? The views from the slopes are hard to beat.
For a more relaxed adventure, rent a pair of snowshoes and explore the Flume trails or those at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, home to black bears, snowy owls, and wolves. The serenity of the woods is only surpassed by the wonder of being able to view and learn about Adirondack wildlife.
Fine Adirondack dining
From flatbread and burgers to exquisite steak, the small but mighty Whiteface region has plenty of options for every foodie in your family. Fussy kids? No problem. Vegetarians? We've got you covered. Not only do our restaurants feature great food, they also have wonderful ambiance, making every breakfast or post-snowshoeing dinner a special event. Winter, with snowy views and plenty of twinkly lights, is one of the prettiest times to dine here.
Exploring Whiteface's wonderful attractions
Winter doesn't slow our attractions down. In fact, winter offers a fresh new perspective and unique experiences. Explore High Falls Gorge, where the Ausable River has been cutting through bedrock for millions of years. Exploring the gorge and viewing the river's fast current and constantly changing ice formations is a treat in winter. Snowshoes are welcome and YakTrax are available to slip over your boots, making for a safe and secure walk. Hot chocolate and a sweet treat in the River View Cafe after your adventure are a great way to top off your visit to the gorge.
Nothing says winter like festive lights, candy canes, and a jolly man who works with reindeer. Step into the magical scenic snowglobe that is the North Pole, home of Santa's Workshop. At Santa's Workshop indulge in fresh fudge, handcrafted ornaments, a nativity pageant, caroling, and oh so much more. You can't help but feel joyful.
Adventure awaits for families and friends
A winter adventure in the Whiteface area is perfect for families, solo travelers, and couples. Spend quality time with the kids making hilarious memories on the slopes and over a hearty dinner. Or, for a romantic indulgence, enjoy the quiet of a vacation just for two, complete with a blazing fire and room to snuggle.
You can do it all here this winter. Let's start planning!