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“Whiteface Mountain”
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Whiteface Mountain
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Whiteface Mountain”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We arrived a few days after the last snow storm of spring 2013 when they had closed access to the top. The Tuesday we arrived was warmish, balmy and we arrived at the top with only a handful of other people there. Elevator to the top and flip flops in the remaining snow with flowers nearby. The view of Lake Placid was clear and it was eerily quiet and no wind while we sat and enjoyed the views. The rocks had retained the warmth from the sun, which was about an hour or two away from descending. Vistas of Green with three ski slopes left covered in white in the distance. Beautiful.

Visited May 2013
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I went here few years ago and can only say the views from the top were brilliant. Please watch the climb as the stones are very sloppy due to wear

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews
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“Worth the drive ...”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you go at Lake Placid and do not go to Whiteface you are missing a lot.
The summit offers nice views and it is accessible by car if you have limited mobility. We went in May and it was pretty cold and windy. I bet in the summer it is am amazing hiking place.
We will definitely go back this winter to try the ski slopes.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto
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“Great Conditions and No Lift Lines”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was lucky enough to be able to ski mid-week just before Family Day/President's Day Weekend. The conditions were fantastic (lots of snow, nice weather and cold enough to keep the snow hard) and there were no lift lines. The runs were groomed well and there was a great variety of terrain. The Wilmington Run is really long blue run that gave my legs a good workout. There are a variety of places to grab a bite or drink ranging from crepes on the hill to a wine bar at the base.

Visited February 2013
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Albany, New York
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“Rode the gondola for the view”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We rode the gondola to little whiteface summit. Great view. Fun to do on a clear day. Our daughter had never been to the top of a mountain via a gondola. Chilly but fun.

Visited April 2013
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