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“Gorgeous view of Adirondacks”
Review of Whiteface Mountain

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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Drive to top is incredible. Elevator takes you to highest vista.
Amazing to think this was all built during the depression.

1  Thank Kathleen L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Took the gondola ride to the summit of Little Whiteface and enjoyed the fantastic views on the way up. Once at the summit, it's a short walk to a viewing platform where the views are incredible. It appears they are in the midst of some type of construction at the summit and the wallk to the viewing platform was a bit muddy and rocky, but not a problem.

This attraction is part of the Olympic Passport, but even if you haven't purchased that, it's well worth the fee to ride the gondala. Try to ride on a clear day so you get the best view.

We were there on a hot, hot July day, but the temperature at the summit was 60 degrees with 20mph winds......ahhh it was wonderful!

Plan your trip accordingly as the last ride of the day is at 4pm.

Restrooms, a gift shop and food are available at the base lodge. Parking was free.

Thank NewYorkKath
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went by car up Whiteface Mountain, great views along the way. Once at the parking lot we took a walk into an approximately 470 foot tunnel which was carved into the rock wall and then up an elevator shaft 27 1/2 stories high to the very top of the mountain....great 360 degree view. Worth the trip!

Thank Tinyttt
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The view from the top of Whiteface of the surrounding area and Lake Placid is worth the trip. If you're in the area and have never been to the top of this mountain, do it. We came up on motorcycles, which was an experience in itself.

1  Thank Deerslayer0206
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We loved the views and the kids had a ball jumping from the 3 story jump onto a gigantic blow up landing ! Gorgeous drive too! I felt like I was in Colorado !

Thank maureen3stewart
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