Lake Placid’s Whiteface mountain is a skier’s and rider’s dream and boasts 3,430 feet of vertical. Whether you’re a beginner or an Olympian, the resort’s 80 trails offer terrain for every ability.
Whiteface’s huge vertical drop tells only part of the story. Over six dozen trails provide everything from gentle novice slopes to a truly steep double black diamond drop from the summit area. Whiteface boasts 11 lifts, including the eight-minute Cloudsplitter Gondola and a high-speed detachable quad.
Whiteface has genuine Olympic credentials, as its nearby town, Lake Placid, was the host of the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics. Located a 4.5-hour drive from New York City, Whiteface draws visitors from around the world.
On the gentler side of Whiteface you’ll find the Kids Kampus, a sanctuary for kids offering a mini mountain complete with its own lifts, rental shop, lodge and family Snow Sports School. For the intermediates, Whiteface offers Lookout Mountain with a 2.5-mile blue cruiser named The Wilmington Trail. Don’t be fooled, though. Whiteface offers terrain perfect for even the most advanced skiers and riders.