Whiteface Mountain - Lake Placid

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Whiteface Mountain - Lake Placid
New York
United States
Phone: 800 462-6236

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About the Ski Resort

For several years, Lake Placid has been named number one in North America for off-hill activities by Ski Magazine. In fact, Lake Placid has been sited as the model ski resort of the future.

Lake Placid isn't just an outdoor mall like some resorts. There are no sprawling developments, no strip malls, no endless lines of traffic. Lake Placid isn't a corporate notion of what a ski resort should be. Lake Placid is a real mountain resort -- with a real mountain.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 300 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  36 %

 Most Difficult:  44 %

 Experts only:  --

Not rated

Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,220 ft
Summit elevation:  4,650 ft
Vertical drop:  3,430 ft
Skiable area:  220 acres
Annual snowfall:  168 in
Snowmaking:  95 %
Number of trails:  75
Number of lifts:  10
Types of lifts:  1 Magic Carpet,
 5 Double Chairs,
 1 Triple Chair,
 1 High-speed Quad Chair,
 1 Fixed grip Quad,
 1 High-speed Gondola

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Whiteface Mountain is located is 8 miles from Lake Placid, New York.

The resort is about 270 miles north of New York City, via the New York State Thruway to the Northway (I-87) to Exit 30, then Route 73 west to Route 86 to the resort.

Travel time is about 90 minutes from Albany, 2 hours from Utica and 4 hours from New York and Rochester.