Whiteface Mountain Resort New York

Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Trails

Beginner
20%
Intermediate
42%
Advanced / Expert
38%

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Overview

Whiteface Mountain Resort is one of the top resorts in New York. With 86 runs spanning 288 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

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Whiteface Mountain Resort

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Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
Average!

3.2 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
One of the best places in the East. Am Olympic mountain, steep and ice. Lift prices are high and gets crowded. The town is great. Look for the powder days or ski after mid March, because is less crowded and lower ticket prices. Unfortunately they don't allow uphill skinning.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Great place to find some steeps in New York, there is a reason the Olympics was held here. The staff is super friendly and they do a pretty good job on their parks. Placid Lake is pretty fun spot to chill and has a good amount of options to recoup some calories and wash them... More
KWKurt W.
expert skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
Depends what time of the year you are there. Spring is the best. The cloud spin lodge is great for a beer or two as well. Slides are the best if you can get there when they are open.... More
APAaron P.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
My experience at Whiteface has always been a fantastic one. I have always enjoyed my time on the mountain except sometimes it can get quite icy. But I’ve been going there for years now and will continue to go for years to come!... More
SSStephen S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Love this resort!!! Went every powder day last year and can’t get enough of it. Probably driving up there today to see the snowfall as they get the mountain ready for the 17/18 ski season. ... More
JRLJason R L.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 21, 2017
Skiing at Whiteface is a quintessential Eastern US experience. You have The Slides, icy conditions, terrain parks for those who want - not me and some great cruisers. Be careful on cold windy days!
RTReed T.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
Whiteface is a great mountain to develope your skills at. The conditions are usually great and there is a wide variety of terrain to choose from. The staff is professional and the scenery is the best New York has to offer.
JJim
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 25, 2013
Only two hours from the house and they have the best kids learning area that I have ever seen and I have been to more than my fair share of ski resorts.
RRich
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 19, 2013
I love Lake Placid, and nearby Whiteface Mountain. Lake Placid has put many years of effort into making itself a beautiful and desirable destination. And while you will still find the tacky t-shirt shop, they have a lot more
MMatt
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 25, 2012
never too packed and its a fun mountain. everyone is very nice and weekday packages are great there. always snow too

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quad
1
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
5
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
1,220 feet
Summit
4,650 feet
Vertical drop
3,430 feet

Terrain

Total runs
86
Terrain Parks
5
Longest Run
2 miles
Skiable Terrain
288 acres
Snowmaking Area
220 acres
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