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Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access
No

Is a reservation required for parking
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open
Yes

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
Yes

Are masks required
Yes

Base Lodge Regulation

  • Wear a face covering at all times. Social distancing is required.
  • Please do not socialize inside.
  • If you need to store personal items inside, please use a locker or wall racks provided. Consider leaving all of your personal items in your vehicle.
  • Personal items cannot be stored under tables or in areas other than lockers or wall racks.
  • Restroom occupancies have been reduced by 50%. Outdoor bathroom facilities are available

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts
Yes

Lift Regulations

  • Skiers that traveled to the mountain together can ride the lifts together.
  • Singles have the option of boarding the lift alone or with one other individual.
  • A face covering is required while waiting in line for lifts, for loading and unloading, and for the duration of your ride.
  • Windows in gondolas should remain open.
  • Please adhere to posted signage at lift areas and the directions of our staff.

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
Yes

If available at less than 100% capacity, please specify %
50%

Dining Regulations

  • All indoor food and beverage locations will adhere to a 50% reduction in capacity. Tables are spaced at a minimum of 6’ apart.
  • Thank you for making room for others. Tables in food service areas can be occupied by those who have purchased food and beverage for up to 30 minutes in any location.
  • Please try to avoid the busier lunch hour of approximately 12 noon. Look for daily specials we will be serving during off-peak hours.
  • Individuals who are bringing their own food can use our outdoor spaces.
  • Sorry, food preparation, food sharing, and heating of food are not permitted.
  • No storing food at tables, locker rooms or other public spaces at the venues. If you are bringing your own food, it should fit into a personal pack and not left in the lodge. We do not allow large backpacks or coolers.

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school
Yes

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

  • We will be having a phased opening for our snowsports programs.
  • Group size for ages 12 & under is 6 guests or less.
  • Group size for ages 14+ is 10 or less.
  • Children in the program will start and remain outside, for the entirety of the lesson.
  • Restroom and warm-up breaks will be no more than 15 min.
  • We require those taking lessons to complete a health screening 24 hours prior to the lesson.
  • Those taking lessons may ride the lifts together, provided that the required health screenings for both the instructor and all students have been completed.
  • Mask wearing is required throughout your time at our resort except for when actively skiing or when you are eating/drinking while seated. We recommend bringing extra face masks so you can change them if they get wet.

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Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals
No

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation
No

Transportation Regulations

  • Face coverings are required while waiting for the shuttles, and the duration of a shuttle ride.
  • Windows will be open.

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging
No

Lodging Regulations

Whiteface has no onsite lodging

 

Elevation

  • 4650ft
    Summit
  • 3430ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1220ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 12
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    24%

  • Intermediate Runs

    44%

  • Advanced Runs

    33%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    89

  • Terrain Parks

    6

  • Longest Run

    2.1 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    300 ac

  • Snow Making

    220 ac

Overview

Home of the 1980 Winter Olympics 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.

Summer activities include mountain biking, hiking and 4X4 tours. Skiers and boarders will enjoy the varied terrain and amazing views. Additional winter activities include bobsledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, luge rides and visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.

Where Is Whiteface Mountain Resort Located?

The resort is about five hours away from New York City and Boston, and two and half hours from Albany, New York. It’s about five and half hours from Toronto. The major surrounding airports are Albany; Burlington, Vermont; and Montreal, Quebec. Car rentals are available at all these airports. The nearest airport is the Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK), which is 16 miles from Lake Placid. Bus service to Lake Placid is offered by Adirondack Trailways.

More Info

With the biggest vertical drop of the eastern ski resorts (3,430 feet), Whiteface, NY, offers 288 skiable acres serviced by 12 lifts, including one gondola. The ski area's summit elevation of 4,867 feet offers access to 87 named trails and 53 acres of glades skiing. Four terrain parks entertain freestylers.

The highest skiable terrain is 4,650 feet, and base elevation is 1,220 feet. The longest trail run is on Whiteface: Wilmington Trail, which is 2.1 miles long. The terrain is 20% beginner, 42% intermediate and 38% expert. Snowmaking covers 99% of the terrain and includes 335 snowguns and 40 miles of pipe. Average snowfall is 190 inches, and the ski season runs from November until about mid-April.

Skip the main parking lot, and head to Bears Den. It has a lot of parking as well as a ski school for beginners, dining and a nice lodge. If you want to head to the main mountain, take the shuttle or lifts. Avoid long gondola lines by staying on the mountain as long as possible. You should stop for lunch early to avoid long waits.

Expert skiers should head to The Slides, which are double black diamond trails. Nordic trails are available on the mountain for cross-country skiers. Rental gear is available at the Main Base Lodge and Bear Den Lodge. There are also many shops at the resort and lessons for all ages, including Play-n-Ski, Riglet Park and Future Medalist for kids four to six.

Breakfast

  • Serving breakfast and lunch, Up a Creek is quaint and great for a quick bite. 5545 NY-86, Wilmington, NY 12997

Lunch

  • The Cottage overlooks mirror lake and is the perfect place to get a bite to eat or a drink any time of the year. 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Dinner

  • R.F McDougalls Pub is a retro restaurant and bar with great burgers, steak and more. 5239 NY-86, Wilmington, NY 12997

Après/Nightlife

  • With its fire tables and views of Lake Placid, Top Of the Park will help you soothe sore muscles as you select from a long list of Scotch, Bourbon, wine, craft beers and more. 2407 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/04/202104/10/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    143
  • Projected Days Open
    141
  • Years Open
    63
  • Average Snowfall
    168"

Gallery: Whiteface Mountain Resort

Whiteface Mountain Resort Reviews

Jonathan Arthur
28th February 20215
First time hear with the family we do a family ski week every year never skied whiteface before first time definitely the...Full review
Ben Cripton
14th February 20215
Whiteface is the east coast equivalent of a perfectly cooked Wagyu steak, don't come here if you cannot appreciate the juicy steeps...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Whiteface Mountain Resort

    Whiteface Mountain Route 86

    12997 Wilmington

    New York

    United States


    Phone: 518-946-2223

    ski@whiteface.com

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