WHITEFACE RESORT GUIDE

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Whiteface
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Whiteface Resort Overview

Whiteface boasts the highest summit (4,867 feet) and the longest vertical drop (3,430 feet) in the Northeast. The mountain is only 30 minutes from the vibrant town of Lake Placid, one of the best ski towns in the East. Whiteface & Lake Placid were the two-time host site of the Winter Olympics. Today, the resort is NYSEF's home base which means you will find competitive ski racers and freestylers training; you’re almost guaranteed to see Olympic level skiers training here.  


Between the challenging terrain and extreme cold, many hard core skiers call Whiteface home. Novices and families with your children, however, should not be deterred. The resort has a secluded beginner area, where those just learning can gain comfort without the crowds.   


Plan to spend at least 5 days to a week to explore Whiteface along with Lake Placid's restaurants, hotels, ice skating, outdoor activities and pedestrian-friendly Main Street. Whiteface is part of the 3-ski pass of ORDA which includes Belleayre and Gore.

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Snow Reliability

Family Friendly

Snow-Making & Grooming

Ski School

Travel Convenience

Accommodations

Terrain Variety

On Mountain Dining

Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain