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Whiteface Mountain, USA

Whiteface Mountain ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 17 runs 7.2km
Advanced Trails
 32 runs 12.3km
36%  Expert Trails
 26 runs 10.5km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) $234 - $520
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 29km
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 Altitude 1352.1m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 372m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 372m
centre of Whiteface Mountain ski resort
Vertical Drop 963.5m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 963.5m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Whiteface Mountain web cams
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Skiing in Whiteface Mountain

75 pistes and trails means approximately 29km of runs. 10 Whiteface Mountain lifts have capacity to transport 12315 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 4.8km.

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    

Snowboarding in Whiteface Mountain

Of the 10 ski lifts, 1 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Whiteface Mountain is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 110 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Whiteface Mountain Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

1 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 3 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Arts Centre, Ballet, Bobsleigh, Concerts, Freestyle, Ice Fishing, Luge, Ski Jump, Speed Skating.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Whiteface Mountain" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Whiteface Mountain

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 3.info@whiteface.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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Whiteface Mountain

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Whiteface Mountain

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.

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