Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Wilmington, NY. We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Whiteface Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Whiteface Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort.
Whiteface Mountain Lodging:
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Whiteface Mountain has a total of 90 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Whiteface Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 299 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 121 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.
Whiteface Mountain's slopes see on average 168 inches (66 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 14 feet a year!
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,650 feet, or 1,417 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,220 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,430 feet (1,045 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whiteface Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
70.1out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Whiteface Mountain has 299 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Whiteface Mountain is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 20% of its skiable acres for the beginners.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 38% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Location
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Wilmington, NY.
Wilmington, NY 12997 USA
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Getting to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.37000, -73.89000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wilmington, NY to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||76 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||109 mi|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||141 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Whiteface Mountain.
|Adirondack Regional Airport||SLK||Saranac Lake, NY||16 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||28 mi|
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||37 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort.
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||38%||13 mi|
|Catamount||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||35%||18 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||36%||32 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||45 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||49 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||51 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||55 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||55 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||56 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||61 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||66 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||66 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||68 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||73 mi|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||42%||79 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||81 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||83 mi|
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||36%||84 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC||574 ft||20%||86 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||87 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||88 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||92 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||92 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||93 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||95 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||36%||97 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||98 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||99 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||99 mi|
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,650 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,220 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,430 ft|
(20% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 38% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||168 inches|