- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain
Home of the 1980 Winter Olympics with training facilities and dedicated to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, Whiteface Mountain Resort opened in 1958 and is one of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks in Wilmington, New York. With the greatest vertical drop of the ski resorts in the east, Whiteface offers 288 acres of skier and rider accessible terrain serviced by 11 lifts including one gondola. 87 named trails feature 20% beginner, 42% intermediate, and 38% expert ratings including the Slides which are 35-acres of in-bounds double black diamonds. Four terrain parks entertain freestylers and additional winter activities include bobsledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, luge rides and Olympic Center tours and activities.
There are buses, an airport, car rentals, a variety of restaurants, cafes, bowling, movie theaters, nightclubs, bars, ski shops, retail shops, and gyms with whirlpools and saunas and spas in nearby Lake Placid. There is 98 percent snowmaking.