What you need to know to squeeze the most from your experience and make memories to last a lifetime.

With the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, three peaks, 94 trails, nearly 300 skiable acres, 12 lifts, and terrain for every skill level, there’s no place for family adventure like Whiteface. Don’t miss out this winter. This is a downhill experience like no other.

Unexpectedly Easy and Fun

Nature carved Whiteface into a formidable mountain, yet for all it’s challenging terrain and lofty views, the skiing and riding experience is surprisingly easygoing. It all starts with convenient parking and well-organized facilities that ensure a smooth transition from driving to the slopes.

A view from just behind a toddler and she skis alone down a trail toward the Bear Den Learning Center shown in the background. Family-friendliness is a top priority here, so you’ll find easy access to terrain, lifts, rental equipment, and more for all ages and skill levels. That paves the way for everyone in your party to have a great day on the mountain. Ski lessons are offered for everyone, including adaptive lessons and equipment. Plus, families can make good use of the Bear Den Learning Center, a dedicated park for beginners, complete with a magic carpet and other lifts for super easy uphill rides.

Lifts, Gondola and Runs

As you ascend one of Whiteface’s lifts, take in the unbeatable Adirondack views. Your lift ticket actually grants you incredible access to three mountains in one: Whiteface Summitt, Little Whiteface, and Lookout Mountain. On the latter, you’ll find intermediate and expert terrain, including the scenic Wilmington Trail and its amazing vistas. For a wide variety of big mountain adventure, the Cloudsplitter Gondola is your gateway to the best blue and most thrilling black diamond runs from the top of Little Whiteface. Up the middle and right between them both is the summit of Whiteface Mountain with not only the greatest vertical in the East but also the best anywhere views from the top of the Summit Quad chairlift – a panorama that on a clear day will have you taking in the Adirondack High Peaks, Lake Champlain, Vermont, and even Mt. Washington, all at once.

Whiteface Mountain ski area on a clear day in winter as seen from a distance.Whiteface caters to skiers of all levels and boasts groomers, glades, terrain parks, and serious in-bounds, off-piste, double-black-diamond wilderness skiing on “The Slides.” For pure beginners and experts alike, you can count on there being something fun and exciting for everyone in your group.

Rest, Refuel, and Recharge

Whenever you spend time on the slopes, there eventually comes the inevitable need to rest, refuel, and recharge. At Whiteface you’ll have your choice among multiple warm and welcoming spots, all designed to help you unwind, connect with your group, and create additional memories off the snow. These are all places you can sip a warm beverage, share snacks, enjoy a hearty meal, and tell tales of your adventures on the slopes.

The Legacy Lodge at midstation on Whiteface with its sun drenched deck and snow all around. The Legacy Lodge at mid-station is a favorite of many. With an expansive deck as well as large and lovely interior space, you can get a wide selection of delicious eats while soaking up spectacular vistas. On the lower level awaits the Polish Korner with pierogis, kielbasa and hearty European fare.

Down below at the Main Base Lodge, you can bask in the winter sun while reveling in the camaraderie of your friends, loved ones, and fellow skiers at the Cloudspin Bar & Grill. Outside on the deck or inside the great room, you’ll find it a relaxing and cheerful space.

Three patrons taking a break from skiing to toast their beers before eating their delicious meals in front of them at the Cloudspin Grill. But there’s still more. A lot more. Base Camp Market offers gourmet soups, pizza, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and other sumptuous fare. The base lodge also has its own pizzeria – Al Forno Sicilian Pizza – whole pies or by-the-slice, stromboli, calzone, and cannoli, too. Legends is another, dishing up a wide array of breakfast and lunch options from French onion soup to their famous Adirondack salad and loads of other choices in between. There’s also the Black Diamond Burrito Bar. And just outside, the Waffle Cabin. Plus, if you’re spending time at the Bear Den Learning Center there’s also the always-popular Growler’s Grill family restaurant.

With your appetite satisfied, take a few moments to explore Brookside Apparel in the Main Base Lodge or the Flying Squirrel in the Bear Den Lodge for a unique selection of souvenirs and gear, including big brand names in outdoor accessories, like Karbon, Obermeyer, Helly Hansen and more.

A skier in a read coat and dark pants high on Whiteface with trails below and sunshine in the background. Plan Your Adventure

Originally forged from nature a billion years ago, the Whiteface of today is designed to provide you almost everything you need. It’s a place whose wide range of terrain, amenities, views and built-in natural wonder begs you to gather your loved ones and gear up.

What awaits each of you, ultimately, are the incredible memories you’ll make along the way. Lasting memories you’ll cherish for years to come.