Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is a family friendly ski resort in New York. It is one of the major ski resorts in New York with the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. There are 90 trails over 3 mountain peaks at Whiteface Mountain. It is located near Lake Placid and the Olympic sites. It’s a popular ski resort for families looking for a drivable family vacation destination near NYC and Boston.

How far is Whiteface Mountain to NYC?

Whiteface Mountain is located 5.5 hours from New York City.

How Old do Kids Have to Be to Attend the Ski School at Whiteface Mountain?

Kids should be at least 4 years old to attend the ski school at Whiteface Mountain.

What are the other Family Friendly Activities near Whiteface Mountain?

Whiteface Mountain is close to all the family friendly activities of Lake Placid and nearby Olympic sites. There is so much to do at Lake Placid- take the kids on the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience, check out the medals at the The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, go ice skating at the Olympic Center and even go on a gondola ride up to the Olympic Jumping towers!

What is the longest trail at Whiteface Mountain?

Whiteface Mountain is home to the longest intermediate trail in the Northeast. The Wilmington Trail is 2.1 miles long!

How Much Does it Cost to Go on a Family Vacation at Whiteface Mountain?

A family vacation at Whiteface Mountain will costs approximately $5,334 for a family ski trip. We priced out this Whiteface Mountain family vacation using our Ski Vacation Calculator (note that these are not exact pricing but rough estimate to give you an idea of cost). This is for a family of four assuming you stay at a nearby lodging for 5 nights, you rent skis, you eat out every meal at reasonably priced restaurants and the entire family skis for 5 days. Your lift tickets are full price tickets not season passes. I priced it out without ski school or lessons, if you want to price out your family vacation, use our Ski Vacation Calculator.

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About Whiteface Mountain

Address5021 Route 86, Wilmington, NY
Phone(518) 946-2223
Mountain FactsWhiteface Mountain has the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies at 3,430 ft. There are 90 trails at Whiteface Mountain featuring beginners and advanced trails in 288 acres of skiable terrain over 3 peaks. Whiteface Mountain has the longest single intermediate run in the Northeast at 2.1-mile long (Wilmington Trail). Whiteface Mountain is serviced by 11 lifts- 1 gondola, 4 quads, 1 triple, 3 double and 2 magic carpets.
Ski SchoolWhiteface Mountain has an excellent ski school for kids. There are half day and full day ski instructions for kids as well as group lessons and private lessons. Ski school starts as young as 4 years old at Whiteface Mountain.
Age Ski School Starts4 years old
Ski School is Nut FreeN/A
Ski Day Trip to Metro AreaNew York Metro Area
Type of Ski Resort: Destination Ski Resort
On-Site Hotel or Condo Accommodation:No on-site hotels at Whiteface Mountain. There are a lot of hotels and resorts at nearby Lake Placid
Ikon or Epic PassNone
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