Whiteface Mountain, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding
in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and
is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,416 feet
3,350 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 211 acres
Gondola: 7.5 minutes from the base to the top of Little Whiteface
Snowmaking: 97% - does not include the slides
Terrain: One-third each of most difficult, more difficult, easiest
Half Pipe: 425 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am
to 4 pm daily
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open
conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic
New York City and New Jersey
Take the NY State Thruway
(I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway (Exit 24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit
30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it for two miles to Route 73. Continue on
73 for 28 miles to Lake Placid area. Take Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain.
From NYC: 5 hrs, Albany: 2 1/2 hrs.
Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick
up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route
86. Continue on 86 thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain. Drive
time: 5 1/2 hours.
Take Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing,
connecting with I-87 south. Take Exit 34 west, following Route 9 north, then follow
Route 86 to Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 2 hours.
Boston, Springfield, Hartford
Turnpike (I-90) to Albany. Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes. Connect with Route 7
west to I-87 north. Follow I-87 (Northway) to Exit 30, then use final directions
above: "From New York City..." Drive time from Boston: 5 hours.
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge.
Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick
up Route 86. Follow Route 86 and continue thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to
Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 3 hours.
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Points West
I-90 (NY State Thruway) east to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81 north and follow
to Watertown. Take Route 3 and follow it east to Saranac Lake, then follow Route
86 east to Whiteface Mountain. Drive times: From Buffalo: 5 1/2 hours; Rochester:
4 1/2 hours; Syracuse: 3 1/2 hours.
through Mid-April. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Weekends until the end of April
Base 1,500 feet; Summit 3,600 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,100 feet
Longest Run: 2.9 miles
150 inches per year
Skiable Acres: 292
10% beginner, 60% intermediate, 30% expert
coverage, water supply from the Hudson River
Lifts: 9 total-
New 8 passenger Northwoods Gondola, 2 Quads, 1 Highspeed Triple (The Adirondack
Express), 3 Doubles, 2 Surface lifts.
Services: Two Lodges: Main
Base Lodge with dining, Ski & Snowboard School, mountain patrol, nursery,
rental shop, accessory and clothing shop, lounge, administration, ticketing; Saddle
Lodge at mid-mountain with food service.
Location: Route 28 and
Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY, 21 miles off I-87
Mountain Offices, (518) 251-2411; Snow report, (800) 342-1234
Website - http://www.goremountain.com;
General Manager: Michael J. Pratt
Assistant GM/Ski School Director: Joe Barclay
Director of Marketing & Sales: Jason L. Sherry
TRAVELING FROM THE SOUTH
NYS Thruway to Exit 24. Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 23 (Warrensburg).
Follow Route 9 for 4 miles to Route 28 and proceed 16 miles to Peaceful Valley
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-87 (the
Northway) to Exit 26 (Pottersville). Follow the Gore Mountain "Trailblazer"
signs through Olmstedville then left on Route 28N to North Creek. Make a left
turn onto Route 28 and then a right onto Peaceful Valley Road.
ROUTE (FROM NORTH OR SOUTH)
I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 25 (Chestertown). Follow Route 8 west for 11 miles.
Turn right in Wevertown on Route 28; proceed north to Peaceful Valley Road.
FROM THE WEST
Take I-90 (NYS Thruway)
east to Utica. Take Route 8 North from Utica to North Creek. Make a left onto
Peaceful Valley Road and continue 5 miles to Gore Mountain.
Mountain - 59 West Mountain Road, Glens
Falls, NY 12804. 3 miles west of Northway (I-87) exit 18. (518)793-6606. 1,010
foot vertical drop, 21 trails (beginner, intermediate and expert), 60% snowmaking.
Lessons and equipment rental available. Child care and kid-ski programs available.
Open daily, Monday through Friday 9:30AM-10:30PM, Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM-6PM.
Closed Christmas Day. Tickets are sold for 4 and 8 hour blocks.
Lake X-C Ski & Vacation Center
139 Lapland Lake Road, Northville, NY 12134; www.laplandlake.com.
Information: 518-863-4974. Conditions: 800-453-SNOW.
“Best in the
Mid-Atlantic” - Best XC Ski Resort Poll 2002 & 2003! Adirondack Splendor, Finnish
Hospitality! Owned and operated 25 years by Olympian Olavi Hirvonen and his family.
50km trails: 38km snowcat groomed with trackset and skating lanes, 12km snowshoe
trails. Courteous staff; comfortable warming lodge; rental equipment (skis, snowshoes,
tubes, ice-skates, pulks, kicksleds); retail shop; cozy grill offering satisfying
Finnish and American fare; overnight accommodations in immaculate tupas (private
housekeeping cottages); authentic Finnish sauna. PSIA instruction, children’s
lessons, tubing, night skiing, wilderness touring, domesticated reindeer! (photos
by Nancie Battaglia)
Box 136 12 South Shore Rd. Ext. Wanakena, NY 13695 Ph/Fax: (315) 848-3488
base for Packbasket Adventures is our lodge, located on the fabled Oswegatchie
River, famous for its scenic beauty, remote wildness and fine sport. The river
flows through Wanakena into Cranberry Lake, which has 40 of its 55 miles of shoreline
State protected and waiting to be explored. Our newly constructed lodge consists
of 4 bedrooms with private baths. Each room is finely appointed in the lodge style,
making for a cozy return at the end of the day's adventure.
Cross Country Ski Area:
Hill Lodge is a four season Adirondack Inn / Resort in the Adirondacks of
New York- a summer vacation destination and a complete cross country skiing
center in winter. Discover Garnet Hill's spectacular lake and mountain
view, distinctive accommodations, superb cuisine and outdoor fun.
Lake Rd, North River, NY 12856
518-251-2444 Email: email@example.com