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Whiteface Mountain

Address: Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone Number: 800-462-6236
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Resort Communities, Mountains, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
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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.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For a family or a large group, I would say "Skip the Gondola" unless you purchase the Attractions Package where this is included and drive Up White Face Mountain. While the streets are narrow you can stop at selected areas and take pictures. The view from Whiteface is fantastic and on a clear day you can see all the way... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Set in the surrounding forests the car trip to the car park near the top is enjoyable in itself. Once there you can take the lift literally right up the middle of the mountain to the observation area at the top. There is plenty of space and amazing views at the top, as it is a not just a pointed... More

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Monsey, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Breathtaking scenery! My husband & I were constantly saying, omg, omg omg!! The ride up & down the gondola is thrilling, beautiful... It was snowing atop the mountain, which was cool.

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Brockville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Loved the area, took the gondola ride to top of mountain, beautiful and picturesque. Easy location to find and explore.

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Albany, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We drove up the memorial highway early in the morning and took the elevator to the top. It was a beautiful, clear day and the surrounding views were amazing. I would consider hiking it in the future but even the drive up is breathtaking. It is worth a visit.

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Brampton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took the elevator to the peak, it was a beautiful clear day and the view is just breathtaking. Worth every penny! The drive going up and down is also stunning!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am a self confessed scaredy cat, don't like heights and like both feet firmly on the ground. Visiting Whiteface Mountain, I was persuaded to take the gondola ride. I am so glad I did ...it was awesome. We had breathtaking views of the fall colours. My husband reassured me that the gondola wasn't all that far from the ground... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Don't be surprised when you have to pay to drive up to the top, but it is totally worth it. I went to see the fall foliage and it was AMAZING! It's A LOT colder at the summit so make sure you bring appropriate clothing. There is a little trail that leads to the top, or you can take the... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My son biked up the mountain on his road bike. I drove up to take pictures. Once at the top, we went to the very top of the mountain and the view was spectacular. Stayed on top of the mountain for hours

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Traveling by motorcycle from Lake George we planned to do Whiteface Mtn. auto road being it was a nice sunny day, only when we got there we saw the auto road was closed due to road repairs. We were so disappointed so figured we'd check out the gondola ride. Being we did the auto road years ago we were surprisingly... More

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