The site of the 1980 Winter Olympic alpine skiing events is an attraction virtually year-round. Skiers and riders can tackle the greatest vertical drop in the East. Like many Olympic venues, Whiteface Mountain is feeling the benefits of upgrading, highlighted by a new gondola in 2020-2021. This will take guests from the base of the mountain to the top of Little Whiteface Mountain. This alone serves 2,500 vertical feet, and that’s not even the top of the mountain! Also, a new mid-station lodge will open in 2020-2021.
In summer, the mountain biking trails offer terrain for all level of bikers. Also, from May to October, just drive three miles beyond Whiteface Mountain on Rte. 86 into the town of Wilmington and take the eight-mile drive to the top of the state’s fifth highest peak. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Montreal.
Not to be missed in the fall is the changing foliage and the annual and authentic Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest, complete with oompah bands, lederhosen and weissbier