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“AMAZING VIEW”
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.
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The 5 mile drive up whiteface is beautiful! The view from the top, Breathtaking! I think its a tad expensive ($17 for a car, driver and passenger), but well worth the photos we took up top!

Thank Kylie S
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and I did the drive up Whiteface this past week and all i can say is WOW. We have a beautiful day and according to the gentleman who ran the elevator we picked one of the best days in a long time. I was clear and warm and the view were just beautiful. was so cool to walk through the tunnel and go up the elevator and marvel at idea we were inside the mountain . This trip is a must do, the ride over from Lake Placid is also quite nice and the fall secenery was lovely.

Thank wifey21
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My 9 year old and I visited just past the peak fall foliage period. A large hay and pumpkin character greeted us at the entrance to the ski park. Still lots of colors to view and we had a beautiful sunny day. The ride up the mountain in the gondola was awesome. The skies were clear and we were able to see for miles around. At the summit, we were treated to more views of the mountain range. There was an area from which to take pictures or you could do some hiking along the ski runs that lead to higher areas of the mountain. Some people had mountain bikes to do this. Not sure if they rented them or they brought their own. The gondola takes about 45 minutes round trip. Not sure which was more breathtaking: the ride up or the ride down the mountain.

Thank Mama2Girly
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The highest lookout in New York State. Top of the mountain is absolutely gorgeous. The ride through Veterans Memorial Highway is breath taking. There is a castle where you can decide to hike up to the top of the mountain or there is an elevator for us older people. At the castle there is a souvenir shop and café. We had 45 MPH winds and a temp of 50 degrees when we were on top. There are hand rails to grab onto and a rocky area to climb out to. It was too windy to climb out on the rocks but there were many other hearty people who did climb out. A worth while adventure for those in the area and love mountain tops.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We drove up the highway to the castle . It was a great drive . There is a long tunnel into the mountain to the elevator but it is well lit. The elevator goes up 27 stories. The view at the top is amazing . We were lucky and could see a long way . I would not go up if it is in the clouds. Driving down is fine you use the low gear on your vehicle .

Thank BJ2005
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