Welcome to Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Mountain that serves as the biggest, best, and boldest place to ski around New York. The top of Whiteface Mountain is like the top of Northeast skiing, there is no ski mountain in the east that reaches higher than this one. On the horizon of this monster mountain you will see dozens of peaks from throughout the Adirondack, and that fresh air you’ll be taking in comes from a protected park larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite parks combined! While you are here you will have to take advantage of the many recreational activities regardless of the season, such as the popular Adventure Zone, Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides, Veteran Memorial Highway, Alpine Expeditions, mountain biking, yoga on the mountain, disc golf, or any of the many 90-minute nature treks and hikes.
This mountain skiing trail is Olympic athletic glory personified, the greatest vertical drop in the east that hosts many major national and international skiing events. Here you can carve turns just as the world’s best racers do and visit the Olympic complexes as well. Phil Mahre won the silver medal in 1980 on these slopes during the winter Olympics, and Lake Placid local Andrew Weibrecht won the bronze medal in 2010 and silver in 2014 for his homegrown skiing skills. While the pros do practice here, first timers are welcomed daily and there are many different locations for many different skill levels. This is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, world-class athletes, vacationers, and slope and ice riders of all sorts!