Whiteface Region
The Whiteface Region is legendary for providing an unparalleled outdoor experience. With towering Whiteface Mountain, a former Olympic venue, at its center, the region boasts some of the best skiing, fishing, and mountain biking in both the Adirondacks and the greater Northeast. Walk, cast, and ride in footsteps of greatness in the Whiteface Region.

The Whiteface Region is perhaps best known for its tallest signature feature – Whiteface Mountain – and the incredible skiing and snowboarding it offers. Boasting 86 trails over 300 acres, it's a thrill seeker's paradise. Winter sports are far from the only attraction in the region, though. Lakes, rivers, mountains, and wild forests provide plentiful opportunities for year-round recreation. And, with the towns of Wilmington and Lake Placid close by, dining, lodging, and entertainment are only minutes away. Any time of year, Whiteface Region delivers an unparalleled Adirondack experience.

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The Adirondack Park is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in New York and lies within a day‘s drive for much of the Northeastern United States, as well as Ontario and Quebec. Once you visit — you‘ll always return.
 

Ski The 'Face

The fifth highest mountain in New York State, Whiteface Mountain features the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Miles of interconnected trails and multiple lifts make for challenging, adrenaline-filled days on the slopes. Fly down groomed trails, ride moguls courses, and show off hard-won tricks on the Parkway. With 98% snowmaking and impeccable grooming, there's no such thing as a bad day on the mountain. Not an experienced rider? Whiteface Mountain's five-star ski and snowboard school will have you cruising down the slopes in no time. After a few runs, warm up with a hot beverage or a warm meal in the Main Lodge.

Fishing in the Whiteface Region

The Ausable River runs through the Whiteface Region, and with it comes a wide variety of fish species. While deep holes and wide sections provide ample opportunity for traditional fishing, fly fishing is where the Ausable earned its reputation. The West Branch is home to the elusive Brown Trout, while landlocked Salmon, lake trout, splake, bass, pike, walleye, perch, and sunfish swim in nearby waterways. There are several outfitters in Wilmington where you can rent or buy the gear you need, and guides are available for those wading into the water for the first time. What will your Whiteface Region fish story be?

 
 

Mountain Biking in the Adirondacks

Trees whiz by you, dirt kicks up as you shred the berms, and your pulse races from the effort and adrenaline. Avid mountain bikers flock to the Whiteface Region to take advantage of the diverse and mountainous terrain. Whiteface Mountain isn't only for skiers and snowboarders. Head to the Whiteface Bike Park, grab a pass, hop on the shuttle and head up to the mountain's mid-point to catch beginning and intermediate trails, or ride the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top for expert trails. Nearby, public trail networks give riders the opportunity to explore the lush wilderness surrounding Wilmington. No bike? No problem. Stop by one of Lake Placid's bike shops – they'll fit you with a rental so you don't miss a thing!

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