Whiteface Mountain Resort

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Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
High Peaks Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
37% off £271
Adirondack Spruce Lodge
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
12% off £596
Woodlake Inn
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
12% off £315

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Whiteface is known for its gnarly expert terrain and has even hosted the Winter Olympics not once but twice! It has the second-largest vertical drop in the East and while its black diamonds are quite the drawcard for advanced skiers, beginners will be pretty happy with their dedicated area. The upper mountain can suffer from wind exposure and while sometimes the lack of snowfall and poor snow quality can be questionable, there is extensive snowmaking on 99% of its trails (besides The Slides and The Glades). There is no accommodation at the base of the mountain so make your way over to Lake Placid after a day on the slopes.

Whiteface Mountain Resort

Whiteface Mountain ResortBelleayre
beginner20 %22 %
intermediate42 %58 %
advanced38 %10 %
expert-10 %
total runs86 50
ski area288ac 171ac
summit elevation4,650ft 3,429ft
total lifts11 8
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$94 USD (£73 GBP) $68 USD (£53 GBP)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall90″ 69″

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Whiteface Mountain Resort Reviews

Very Good 4.2 / 5
based on 19 reviews

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Fabulous!4.3 / 5Dec 02, 2019
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsEddie L.
expert skier
ICEFACE. Doesn't take too many runs to see how this mountain got this nickname. I can certainly see why some wouldn't want to ski here often but the terrain is challenging and fun. The coolest part of visiting here is seeing the different nearby attractions related to the 1980 Olympics. Recommended for a family vacation to see the sites and get... More
Average!2.7 / 5Nov 13, 2019
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsZada H.
intermediate snowboarder
Beautiful mountain in the Adirondacks! I went there last year but unfortunately at a time where I completely understood how it got it’s nickname “iceface”. That mountain did not have as many runs as I thought it would which was disappointing. We were still able to make the best of it and enjoy our time!... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Aug 08, 2019
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsRandy M.
intermediate snowboarder
Awesome groomers, friendly staff, and great food. Lines typically move pretty well. Awesome mountain for intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders.Love Whiteface. I can't wait to get back up there this season!... More
Good!3.7 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsDean L.
advanced skier
Whiteface, a true skiers mountain. The mountain does a great job in snowmaking, grooming and providing quality skiing. You get a lot of skiing in at Whiteface as compared to most other areas, largely due to the skiable vertical feet. Upgrades to Bear Mountain and an excellent Ski School make the area ideal for beginners. If the mountain if... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsJeff G.
advanced snowboarder
Best resort in NYS, been going there for years with family and friends. Yes can be icy but ive also seen some amazing conditions over the years as well. Sometimes you just have to follow the storms! They have also been renovating here and adding new stuff as well, ill keep going back for sure!... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5May 02, 2018
Whiteface Mountain Resort ReviewsErik F.
expert skier
Great expert mountain with a large variety of black diamond trails. Steep groomed trails, steep race trails, steep trees, steep bumps, long steeps. You get the picture. Long runs unlike any other on the east coast. Skyward rivals any in bound trail in the us for beauty, fun and fast , smooth pitch. It also can brag about it was an Olympic... More
Average!3.2 / 5Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
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
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
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 down. ... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 17, 2017
KWKurt W.
expert skier
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
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 17, 2017
APAaron P.
intermediate skier
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

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