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Whiteface Mountain, New York

A Real Town and A Real Mountain

For 26 years in a row, Lake Placid has been named number one in North America for off-hill activities by Ski Magazine. In fact, Lake Placid has been sited as the model ski resort of the future.

Lake Placid isn't just an outdoor mall like some resorts. There are no sprawling developments, no strip malls, no endless lines of traffic. Lake Placid isn't a corporate notion of what a ski resort should be. Lake Placid is a real mountain resort -- with a real mountain.

Whiteface Mountain has long been home to some of the best alpine boarding in the East. And freestylers have been catching major air in our terrain park for years.

Whiteface offers a great ride for any boarder willing to try, and it just keeps getting better.

Just for Kids
For youngsters new to the sport of skiing, Whiteface Mountain is the perfect place to learn. One-third of the mountain's terrain is beginner trails.

There is even an area created just for beginners, Kids Kampus. Here kids can learn to love the sport under the guidance of some of the best children's instructors around.


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Mountain Statistics for Whiteface Mountain
Base Elevation: 1,220 ft (372 meters)
Summit Elevation: 4,650 ft (1,417 m)
Vertical Drop: 3,430 ft (1,045 m)
Skiable Area: 283 acres (115 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 168 in (427 cm)
Longest Run: 18,480 ft (5,633 m)
Snowmaking: 98 %
Number of Lifts: 11
Uphill Lift Capacity: 10,385 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Magic Carpet
5 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
1 Fixed grip Quad
1 High-speed Quad Chair
1 High-speed Gondola
Number of Trails: 87
Trail Ratings for Whiteface Mountain
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 42%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 38%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Whiteface Mountain
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes