Established in 1957 the American ski resort Whiteface Mountain lies at 372 metres altitude in the New York State region of the American Adirondacks. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1352.1m the area is not snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 97 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Whiteface Mountain is Montréal ( Canada ) at a distance of 201km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
The biggest vertical in Eastern North America, tantalisingly close to the magic 1000m mark for those in metric. Excellent winter sports facilities nearby from the Lake Placid Olympics of 1932 and 1980 including the world's biggest skating arena. A gondola lift, Cloudsplitter, was added for the 1999 - 2000 season and makes the summit in 7.5 minutes. The areas was a venue for the Goodwill Games in 2000.
0 runs 0km
17 runs 7.2km
32 runs 12.3km
26 runs 10.5km
View our detailed Whiteface Mountain snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Whiteface Mountain snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||$234 - $520|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Whiteface Mountain trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.8km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N NE|
|direction Whiteface Mountain area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Whiteface Mountain ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 963.5m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 20% intermediate, 36% advanced slopes and 44% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 0.5km 12 Empire run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The American resort is also known as Whiteface Mountain and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Whiteface Mountain slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Whiteface Mountain has slopes facing N NE.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Whiteface Mountain ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Whiteface Mountain Ski School and has 90 teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of email@example.com www.whiteface.com/ or http://lakeplacid.com/ 9462223
Whiteface Mountain for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Whiteface Mountain for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Whiteface Mountain for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Whiteface Mountain for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Whiteface Mountain snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Whiteface Mountain: 50km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 5.5km Intermediate XC Trails: 19.5km Difficult XC Trails: 25km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Whiteface Mountain snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 3 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Whiteface Mountain non skiing facilities also include Arts Centre, Ballet, Bobsleigh, Concerts, Freestyle, Ice Fishing, Luge, Ski Jump, Speed Skating.