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“Going up a Mountain” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain
Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
800-462-6236
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Wilmington
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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Sevenoaks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Going up a Mountain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

There were convenient places to stop on the way up the mountain, with fabulous views over Lake Placid and surrounding mountains and lakes. The staff at the Toll booth at the beginning were very helpful and we did not go up the first day of our stay since were were warned of cloud at the top which would have restricted our view. The second day was glorious so we did the trip then.

We visited the Visitor Centre at the top, where the restaurant seemed over-priced, as were the goods for sale, and the toilets were not clean.

Visited September 2012
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Caroga Lake NY
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“Olympic Mt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

One of the top Ski areas in the Country! Ski the Olympic downhill run. Lots of new terrrain. Whiteface is known to be 'ice face' because it is usually very cold, windy. We were there in January 2012 was -20 first day then 20+ No wind the next couple days. lots of snowmaking and plenty of natural. Good food in the lodges even on the mt. if you haven't been to the Olympic Mt you should check it out!

Visited March 2012
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Rural NY
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“Awe inspiring gondola ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I spent almost an hour riding up the mountain, gazing at the view from the top and riding down. What an experience! Only a bit of sway on the ride and the sights at the top are amazing. 4000+ feet! We stood at the site of the Women's Downhill we experience in 1980. Great memories of an grand day!

Visited September 2012
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Windham, Connecticut
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“Great Views!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This was one of the coolest parts of our trip! we wanted to do the gondal ride but it was not working and didnt go to the summit. so we desided to drive up the highway. very resonable priced. on the day we went they were not sure how far we could see. it was very cloudy but we got up there just in time! we could see all the way to Canada! you can take the hike up the mountain your self or take the elevator! i whimped out someting my husband will not let me live down for a while! All i can say it was awesome! There is a place where you can get food and a gift shop in the castel, the best part was looking at the photos of how they construted it!

Visited September 2012
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Suffern, New York
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“A view to behold”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Beautiful ride up the mountain with lots of places to pull over, take pictures & marvel at the scenery. There is a short walk from your car to the elevator which takes you to the summit. The views are spectacular as far away as Lake Champlain!

Visited September 2012
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