Whiteface is a great mountain...when it has snow. People who ski white face expect the cold NE conditions (hence its nickname "Iceface"). Yes, the town is great and there are tons of activities for all ages. This place has nightlife comperable to Killington, with an olympic theme. If you have new decks, save your P-tex and rent until it fills in a bit. Once January hits, between nature and all of the guns, this is a great time!