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Whiteface Mountain

Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
800-462-6236
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Resort Communities
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Owner description: Whiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all but it does summer pretty well too. The warmer... more » Owner description: Whiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all but it does summer pretty well too. The warmer months make Whiteface a natural setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and ages, whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or just an afternoon of beautiful views with your family. Take a hike along the Stag Brook Falls trail or Bear Den Mountain, play a round of Disc Golf and check out the area's most exhilarating, challenging Mountain Biking terrain. Or gather the family for an afternoon of taking it all in with a Scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride to the summit of Little Whiteface. Drive the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway to the summit, and lean into the Adirondack breeze as you marvel at the world below you.This well-known mountain offers exciting and scenic runs for skiers of all levels: Beginners do well on Easy Acres, which features its own ski school, novices and intermediates enjoy Little Whiteface, while experts head to the heart-pounding summit. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Once you make it to the top the view is breathe taking. The line for the elevator was long so I decided to take the trail up the mountain instead that is a great workout but man you can't beat the views. The trail was wonderful but hard to climb up because it was steep but they did have great... More

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Once we found the ticket booth and the entrance to the gondola it was a nice experience. The views are fantastic. The signage to understand where to buy tickets and where to enter for the gondola was awful and made it especially difficult for a handicapped person. What you have to do is drive to the top, one person go... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth the $20 per person cost! The Gondola takes about 10-15 minutes to slowly make its way up to the top of Little Whiteface and the view is spectacular on the way up! When you get to the top of the mountain, there are picnic tables and we saw tons of people drinking wine at the top! There is... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We were recently in Lake Placid for vacation and decided to take the drive up to the top of Whiteface Mt. and were blown away by the views. There are several places to stop along the road to the top and each one wowed us but there is nothing like the 360 degree view at the top. It was a... More

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CNY, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After an unfortunate hiking experience last summer (up Marble Mtn and down the road) due to rainy weather and poor timing, I decided to completely conquer Whiteface by backpacking in at Connery Pond and down the other side. Thankfully, the weather was on our side this time and we peaked after hours, so we had a private experience with the... More

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Kanata
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I agree with everyone the view is amazing. I would recommend that if there is more then 1 person in the vehicle as with us to buy the Olympic Sites Passport. $32 each for the passport which gives you admission to Whiteface summit, memorial highway, gondola on little whiteface, plus a couple of Olympic places discounts check out site. http://www.whiteface.com/plan/olympic-sites-passport.... More

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vallejo, ca
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the gondola to the "Little Whiteface" peak. The gondolas to Whiteface peak weren't in operation, however, if you wanted to, there is a road on the back side that stops just short of the peak. I've been there years ago, and it breath-taking. From either peak on a clear day you can see Lake Champlain.

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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You make a relatively easy climb via your vehicle to a parking area near the summit, with scenic pull-offs along the way, then either hike or take an elevator up the rest of the way. The view are awesome if your not shrouded in clouds. Can be pleasantly cool and breezy on a hot summer day. You can spend as... More

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Livonia, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Warm up your engines - this trip to the summit of Whiteface will put it to work, that's for sure! But well worth the trip, no doubt. Views are incredible with a nice cafe and gift shop, both quite pricey ($4 for a bottle of soda). You cannot visit the Adirondacks without stopping at Whiteface.

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Seaford, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The view from the top of this mountain is like nothing I have ever seen. A trip up the Veterans Memorial Highway is breath taking. I will go back!

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