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Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Whiteface Mountain, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,350m4,429ft
Resort Height370m1,214ft
 Nearest AirportsBurlington and Montreal Trudeau
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Whiteface Mountain

The biggest vertical in Eastern North America, tantalisingly close to the magic 1000m mark for those in metric. Excellent winter sports facilities nearby from the Lake Placid Olympics of 1932 and 1980 including the world's biggest skating arena. A gondola lift, Cloudsplitter, was added for the 1999 - 2000 season and makes the summit in 7.5 minutes. The areas was a venue for the Goodwill Games in 2000.


The American ski resort of Whiteface Mountain is at an altitude of 370m1,214ft.

Whiteface Mountain has direct access to 67 marked pistes, served by a total of 11 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Whiteface Mountain offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Whiteface Mountain?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 30 September.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Whiteface Mountain

Ski Area Stats

Whiteface Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
50km31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Whiteface Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,350m4,429ft
Lowest Piste370m1,214ft
Resort Altitude (Whiteface Mountain)370m1,214ft
Max Vertical980m3,215ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Whiteface Mountain
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Whiteface Mountain Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the '12 Empire'.


Host to World Cup Snowboarding events. The terrain park featured a series of small and medium-size table tops leading to a massive hit at the end of the park. The 425' halfpipe was redesigned to meet International FIS specs for the Goodwill Games in 2000.

Location and Map

Where is Whiteface Mountain?

This ski resort is in Lamoille, Vermont, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Whiteface Mountain is Burlington, 67 minutes drive away.

Montreal Trudeau and Manchester-Boston airports are all within three hours drive.

Burlington is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 11 ski lifts are able to uplift 13,279 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Whiteface Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Whiteface Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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