Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

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#1 of 30 in Winter Sports in New York State
Known as one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, Whiteface Mountain is home to the esteemed White Face Ski Resort. The site that hosted all six skiing events in the 1980 Winter Olympics, this resort boasts 87 different ski trails accessible by nine chairlifts, one gondola, and one conveyor lift. Get your adrenaline rush from the highest continuous vertical drop in eastern North America, at 1,045 m (3,430 ft). Drive to the summit via the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway and admire 360-degree views of the surrounding Adirondacks. You may even catch a glimpse of Vermont or Montreal in the distance on a clear day. During summertime, the mountain offers scenic gondola rides and is also a haven for mountain biking and hiking. Make Whiteface Mountain part of your personalized Wilmington itinerary using our Wilmington trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Drive up to Whiteface mountain through the Whiteface memorial highway was amazing. The colours and scenic views are out of the world. Must try!!!  more »
  • Amazing view. Worth the drive up. Go early when it opens so you avoid the line-up at the gate. Unfortunately, at the summit, a lot of the stones in the path are slippery due to too much traffic, they ...  more »
  • Scenic, challenging, steep hike, but the views are worth it. The climb starts right away, with switchbacks because it is so steep, and does not really level off. Be prepared for a physical challenge! ...  more »

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