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Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington

(4.6/5 based on 850+ 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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  • We parked in the lot at the top of Veteran's Highway, just below the Castle, and climbed the rest of the way up Whiteface on a family vacation last summer. I wanted to provide some information in this...  more »
  • The trail from Wilmington has a nice side trail to Ester, another "high peak". Both peaks are 12 miles round trip. The views on a clear day are amazing! The road to the Summit is closed in the winter ...  more »
  • I feel so lucky to live near Whiteface Mountain. The Adirondacks are a wonderful place to live. If you've never been here.....you need to plan a visit! Hiking, skiing, biking, and all things "Outdoors...  more »