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Whiteface Mountain

Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
800-462-6236
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Ranked #1 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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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My Hubby, and I decided to drive up to the top of Whiteface Mountain. All I can say is WOW!! The views were absolutely breathtaking!! :-) The castle on top was super cool. I'm so glad we did the drive. Gorgeous views!!

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited both sites on two consecutive days. Took the gondola at the Ski Resort. Beautiful views at a great facility. Well worth the ticket. Drove the Veterans Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface. Enjoyed the drive and the views from the top. The paved road needs some smoothing out but it is still passable. Taking the tunnel to the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Took our Harley to the top and walked to the summit!! A must do !! The drive will be better next year as the road is going to be paved from start to finish as it is a lot bumpy now!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Most of the attractions were closed because we got there a week early. Check the dates before you plan your trip.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to Whiteface for our first ever family ski trip during March spring break. Mtn got 16 inches of snow 3 days before we arrived, so conditions for Whiteface were excellent when we arrived. Very cold...below zero almost every morning before sunrise. But, we survived and had tons of fun. Very friendly and helpful staff...then even gave us a free... More

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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was the first time driving up Whiteface Mountain in almost twenty years, and it was just as fun and memorable as when I was younger. The road from Lake Placid towards Wilmington was almost as much of an attraction in itself, with scenic views of the mountain. Whiteface Memorial Highway was a fun drive up, with spectacular views and... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Amazing skiing. My family just loved it. I went there to ski when I was younger and now I can enjoy it with my family. We enjoyed it so much that we bought a vacation home in Lake Placid and got ski passes for 2014-2015 already!! We just love Wilmington and Lake Placid. You have to ski at the mountain.... More

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