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Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Whiteface Mountain represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wilmington trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Visited Whiteface for the gondola ride. So worth it. Unbelievably beautiful, really breathtaking! The gondola fit 8ppl, 4 kids, 4 adults. The gondola goes about 3/4 of the way up the mountain, around ...  more »
  • Scoping out hiking trails for next season -- my winter hiking trips are over for this lifetime. It's possible -- and very worthwhile -- to drive to the top of this wonderful mountain. 
  • My family spent two days skiing at Whiteface and although Mother Nature was not exactly kind (rain, snow, howling winds), we had a great time. The place is very family friendly as it is practically im...  more »