Please note: At this time, Whiteface Mountain is only selling tickets online in advance. Lift tickets are available in limited quantities, so buy as early as possible. Pro tip: mid-week is generally less busy than weekends and holidays.

Biggest vertical drop in the east? Check. Apres ski cocktails and hot treats? Check. Shopping for a new ski sweater and homemade chocolate? For sure. You on the slopes? Soon.

With more than 288 ski-able acres just a short drive from the picture-perfect village of Lake Placid, Whiteface is an adventurous skier's vacation dream come true. Don't wait any longer; make this the year you ski the 'face.

The Stats

  • 90 Trails
  • 288 skiable acres
  • 3,430' vertical drop 
  • 11 high-speed lifts and gondola
  • 'The Slides' - 35 acres of off-piste wilderness terrain


East Coast skiing and riding

Whiteface features 90 trails, 11 lifts, and a 3,430-foot vertical drop — the largest east of the Rockies — Whiteface Mountain is big on a lot of things, including variety. Beginners of all ages will love having an entire area, Bear Den Mountain, dedicated to them. Learn to ski or ride, then head higher up the mountain and try one of the longer beginner trails, where better views of the Adirondacks await. Experienced skiers and boarders will also find plenty to love at Whiteface, site of the alpine skiing events of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Take a steep plunge, negotiate an expert-level glade, or head over to the slides for a true backcountry experience.

Whiteface is known for its beautiful panoramic mountain scenery, technical terrain, award-winning family resort amenities, and it also boasts a complete terrain park with jumps, rails, jibs, and a U.S. Air Bag for tricks with a soft landing.

Ski, stay, enjoy

The trails at Whiteface Mountain maintain a solid snow base all winter with modern, efficient snow making, so don't wait to plan a ski trip to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain. Many of Lake Placid's hotels cater to vacationing skiers with gear storage, waxing, and more, giving you every reason to book your winter vacation today! With a ski vacation in Lake Placid, you get the best of everything: powdery days on the slopes and the charm of the village of Lake Placid with its Olympic heritage, award-winning restaurants, and family-friendly activities. It's worth the drive, and with the skier shuttle, you can sit back and enjoy the ride!

A ski resort for kids

Whiteface Mountain's Bear Den Mountain Learning Center is a family favorite where children can enjoy a resort of their own! Complete with a lift and a magic carpet along with bright equipment, professional instructors, and learning tools. Bear Den offers a cozy log cabin style lodge, ski and board rentals, food, easy parking, lift tickets, access to the full mountain, and a shuttle to the main lodge. Bear Den also hosts a Snow Sports School, Ski and Play Program, and childcare in the Bear Den Nursery for children ages 1 - 6. Adults are welcome to join their children of all ages to help them master their "pizza to French fry."

Gear up

If you're looking for the right ski and board equipment to take to the mountain, look no further than the stores located in the Lake Placid region. The experts at our shops will help you choose exactly what you need, whether it's a warm Nordic sweater or the hottest new skis to keep you sliding in style. You'll have fun browsing and picking up treasures you never knew you needed but can't live without!

More, more, more fun

Lake Placid boasts one of the nation's most beloved après ski scenes. From November through March, our award-winning off-hill activities complete your ski vacation experience. It's a big reason why people come back year after year. After a day on the slopes, trade your ski boots for resort wear and enjoy the village's nightlife, where there is something for everyone. Have a nightcap on an outdoor waterfront deck or toast marshmallows over an open fire as you unwind. Gather your loved ones and eat like a local at one of our Lake Placid restaurants, where the food is hearty and inspired, and prepare to hit the slopes again for another thrilling day.

Start planning your vacation now – book a reservation to ski the mountain and stay the town today!

 Shuttle to Whiteface Mountain

  •  Quality Inn 7:10 a.m.
  •  Town & Country 7:12 a.m.
  •  The Pines 7:14 a.m.
  •  Main Municipal lot 7:17 a.m.
  •  Conference Center 7:18 a.m.
  •  Art Devlin's Olmpic Motor Inn 7:20 a.m.
  •  Hampton Inn 8 a.m.
  •  Mirror Lake Inn 8:03 a.m.
  •  Crowne Plaza 8:05 a.m. 
  •  High Peaks Resort 8:10 a.m.
  •  Main Municipal lot  8:13 a.m.
  •  Conference Center 8:15 a.m.
  •  Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn 8:18 a.m.
  •  Rodeway Inn 9:40 a.m.
  •  Courtyard Marriott 9:42 a.m.
  •  Traditions Plaza 9:52 a.m.
  •  Quality Inn 9:55 a.m.
  •  Town and Country 9:56 a.m.
  •  The Pines 9:57 a.m.
  •  High Peaks Resort 9:58 a.m.
  •  Main Municipal Lot FLAG only
  •  Conference Center FLAG only
  •  Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn FLAG only 
  •  Rodeway Inn 8:45 a.m.
  •  Courtyard Marriott 8:46 a.m.
  •  Hampton Inn 8:55 a.m.
  •  Mirror Lake Inn 9 a.m.
  •  Crowne Plaza 9:05 a.m.
  •  High Peaks Resort 9:10 a.m.
  •  Main Municipal Lot 9:13 a.m.
  •  Conference Center 9:15 a.m.
  •  Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn 9:18 a.m. 
  •  Hampton Inn 9:55 a.m.
  •  Mirror Lake Inn 10 a.m.
  •  Crowne Plaza 10:05 a.m.
  •  High Peaks Resort 10:10 a.m. 
  • Main Municipal Lot 10:13 a.m. 
  • Conference Center 10:15 a.m. 
  • Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn 10:18 a.m.
  • Rodeway Inn 10:35 a.m.
  • Courtyard Marriott 10:36 a.m.
  • Traditions Plaza 10:46 a.m.
  • Quality Inn 10:49 a.m.
  • Town & Country 10:50 a.m.
  • High Peaks Resort 10:52 a.m.
  • Main Municipal Lot FLAG only
  • Conference Center FLAG only
  • Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn FLAG only
  • Rodeway Inn 10:45 a.m.
  • Courtyard Marriott 10:46 a.m.
  • Hampton Inn 10:55 a.m.
  • Mirror Lake Inn 11 a.m.
  • Crowne Plaza 11:05 a.m.
  • High Peaks Resort 11:10 a.m.
  • Main Municipal Lot  11:13 a.m.
  • Conference Center  11:15 a.m.
  • Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn 11:18 a.m.
  • Hampton Inn 12:25 p.m.
  • Mirror Lake Inn 12:30 p.m.
  • Crowne Plaza 12:35 p.m.
  • High Peaks Resort 12:40 p.m.
  • Main Municipal Lot 12:43 p.m.
  • Conference Center 12:45 p.m.
  • Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn 12:48 p.m.
  • Hampton Inn 1:25 p.m.
  • Mirror Lake Inn 1:30 p.m.
  • Crowne Plaza 1:35 p.m.
  • High Peaks Resort 1:40 p.m.
  • Main Municipal Lot 1:43 p.m.
  • Conference Center 1:45 p.m.
  • Art Devlins Olympic Motor Inn 1:48 p.m.
  • Upon Request after 2 p.m.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace