When you get to the top of Whiteface, you'll be at the top of Northeast skiing. No ski mountain in the east reaches higher than ours. Around you, dozens of Adirondack peaks jut into the horizon. The fresh air filling your lungs has just blown over a protected park larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite, combined. And below you lie trails that have led Olympic athletes to glory. American Phil Mahre won silver here in the 1980 Games. Andrew Weibrecht, a local who grew up skiing at Whiteface, competed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and brought home the bronze medal in the Super G. It's your turn.
Whiteface opened in 1958 and has earned its place in the annals of big-mountain skiing. It has the greatest vertical drop in the east, which means if pointing the boards downhill is your thing, you'll have plenty of opportunities. We regularly stage major national and international events, yet welcome first-time skiers every day. We have 86 runs (a third of which are rated for experts), 11 lifts including a gondola, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping, between-the-trees skiing and six mountainside restaurants. Whiteface is the Olympic Mountain, which means not only can you carve the same turns as the world's best racers, you can visit the other Olympic facilities, like the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex, just down the road.
Whiteface stands tall, but it's within reach of skiers and riders of all levels. Our Kids Kampus provides a safe, fun place for families who are just learning to set an edge. And our Snowsports Pros are here to help people of all ages and abilities hone their skills and become as good as they want to be.
This is a place that has brought the best out of world-class athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, all-mountain skiers and riders and beginners for years. It's your turn.