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Whiteface Mountain Facts & Stats

Published: Feb 27, 2014

Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Mountain has the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies and trails for everyone in your family. This is where the world's best come to train and compete and where kids come to learn and have fun. At the top of Whiteface, spare a moment to take in the views of the surrounding Adirondack peaks of New York. Spot Lake Champlain and Vermont to the east. Breathe deep. Point your skis downhill. Let them go. This is the face of eastern skiing.

Whiteface boasts the East’s greatest vertical drop, and for 20 consecutive years, readers of Ski Magazine have tabbed Whiteface/Lake Placid, N.Y. as the number-one destination for Off-Hill activities. Whiteface, Wilmington and Lake Placid also received high marks from the magazine’s readers for its scenery (#3), resort dining (#3), après ski (#3), challenging terrain (#7), mountain character (#8), family programs (#11) and overall satisfaction (#11).

Whiteface Lake Placid was also chosen by SnowEast Magazine readers as the East’s Destination Village. The more than 3,500 readers who took part in the poll also tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid New York State’s Favorite Ski Resort and the East’s Most Scenic Resort.

Elevation:
Base Elevation: 1,220'
Little Whiteface Elevation: 3,676'
Lookout Mountain Elevation: 4,000'
Highest Lift Terminus: 4,386'
Highest Skiable Terrain: The Slides at 4,650'
Peak Elevation: 4,867'

Vertical Drop:
3,430 feet — The greatest vertical drop in the east
3,166 feet — Lift serviced vertical drop

Number of Trails:
86

Longest Run:
Wilmington Trail at 2.1 miles (total skiing and riding over 22 miles)

Skiable Acres:
283 including 35 in-bounds, off-piste double-black diamond wilderness terrain skiing on "The Slides" (conditions permitting)
85.5 acres of tree skiing

Average Snowfall:
Winter 11-12 Whiteface recorded 129” of snow
Winter 10-11 Whiteface recorded 247” of snow
Winter 09-10 Whiteface recorded 172" of snow
Winter 08-09 Whiteface recorded 185" of snow
Winter 07-08 Whiteface recorded 255" of snow
Winter 06-07 Whiteface recorded 263" of snow
Winter 05-06 Whiteface recorded 202" of snow
Winter 04-05 Whiteface recorded 143" of snow
Winter 03-04 Whiteface recorded 193" of snow
Winter 02-03 Whiteface recorded 162" of snow
10 year average 195.1”

Terrain:
37% Expert
43% Intermediate
20% Beginner

Lifts:
1 eight-passenger gondola
1 high-speed detachable quad
1 fixed quad
2 triples
5 doubles
1 conveyor lift

Winter Operating Schedule:
Tentative Opening Date: November 17, 2012
Tentative Closing Date: April 14, 2013
Whiteface may open earlier or extend season pending snow conditions.

Tickets may be purchased at Whiteface after 3:00 p.m. for the next day or at the ORDA Store Main Street Lake Placid.

Lower Lifts Open: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Upper Lifts Open: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cloudsplitter Gondola: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Foot passengers last ride up at 3:15 p.m.)
Ticket Booths: 8:00am – 3:30 p.m. | 7:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

Nursery Hours:
8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rental Shop:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays

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