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Whiteface Mountain Route 86
Wilmington, NY 12997
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Overview by Mitch Kaplan

Twice the site of the Winter Olympics, Lake Placid offers a wonderfully quirky combination of small-town Americana and international competition center. Whiteface boasts the East's largest vertical drop, but also harbors a reputation for being cold and icy. It can be that, but there's something magical about whirling down the same slopes as Olympic racers and World Cup freestylists, and there's something welcoming about the state-owned facilities with their smoke-free environment and small-town friendliness.

But what makes this destination truly fantastic is all the other attractions at your fingertips. After you've watched world-class ski jumpers fly, tried the Olympic bobsled and luge rides for yourself, taken a turn around the speed-skating oval, and perhaps watched an international hockey match at the arena, you'll realize that there are few places in North America where all this can be experienced in one spot.

What's New: Snowmaking equipment has been added to Whiteface's Hoyt's Height, a 4,700-foot expert trail, and will begin production in January 2013.

Where: Five hours north of New York City, two and a half hours from Albany.

Average Snowfall
168 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3430 feet
20% beginner, 43% intermediate, 37% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to April
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Weather for Lake Placid/Whiteface

Current Conditions:
Fair, 73 F
Wed - Clear. High: 90 Low: 67
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 85 Low: 62
Fri - Sunny. High: 82 Low: 60
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 80 Low: 57
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 81 Low: 60

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    3 of 11
  • Trails:
    23 of 86
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 11:41 AM

Traveler Reviews of Lake Placid/Whiteface

John rates Lake Placid/Whiteface
I've been to most all ski resorts in the East as a member of my local ski resort. Whiteface is a great resort with good skiing. Very New England in Lake Placid. Great vistas and well maintained trails, but the weather can get real unpredictable at times.When we were there the temperature changed 30 degrees in 2 hours. Be prepared and you can have a great time here. Pros: Short lines, Well maintained, Good tours. Cons: Bad location.
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