View of the castle from the top of the Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway.

Opening with the Veterans' Memorial Highway May 11, 2021

Taking the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway to the top of Whiteface Mountain—New York’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867’—isn’t your typical automotive experience. How many other roads do you know that lead you directly to the summit of a mountain, with gorgeous views spanning hundreds of miles of wild land reaching as far as Vermont and Canada? Nowhere else is the beauty and vastness of the Adirondack Park so apparent and so easily accessible.

What's Happening...

Originally constructed for the 1932 Winter Olympics, and further built upon for the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Lake Placid Olympic Sites have since evolved into 4 distinct locations: The Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, Whiteface Mountain, and Mt. Van Hovenberg.

The Lake Placid Olympic Sites continue to build on the legacy of the Lake Placid area as a destination for people and families from all walks of life.

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Special Notes

Thank you for your cooperation to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our guests, community, and employees. Our first priority is on the continued health and safety of all guests and staff, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best experience, we can for everyone.  While summer may look a little different this year, the same adventure, scenic vistas, and snowy terrain that we all love awaits!

Review our Operational Updates page for more safety information to best prepare for your visit. We can’t wait to see you on the mountain!

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Daily Report

Sunday
Apr 11 2021
Please Take Note: Trail conditions can change throughout the day due to many factors including, but not limited to, hiker and bike traffic, weather, and other factors both manmade and natural. This report is subject to change without notice at any time.

Attractions

Status
  • Icon for Open Open
  • Icon for Closed Closed
  • Icon for On Hold On Hold
Veterans’ Memorial Highway
Icon for Veterans’ Memorial Highway closed
08:45 AM - 05:30 PM
Summit Nature Trail
Icon for Summit Nature Trail closed
08:45 AM - 05:30 PM
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Icon for Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride closed
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Disc Golf
Icon for Disc Golf closed
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Hiking
Icon for Hiking closed
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Elevator at Summit of Highway
Icon for Elevator at Summit of Highway closed
08:45 AM - 05:30 PM

Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails

Level
  • Icon for Easier Easier
  • Icon for More Difficult More Difficult
  • Icon for Most Difficult Most Difficult
  • Icon for Expert Only Expert Only
Status
  • Icon for Open Open
  • Icon for Closed Closed
Other Trail Status
  • Icon for Groomed Groomed
  • Icon for Snowmaking Snowmaking
  • Icon for Moguls Moguls
  • Icon for Freestyle Area Freestyle Area
  • Icon for Glades Glades
  • Icon for Public Race Course Public Race Course
  • Icon for Reserved for Event Reserved for Event
  • Icon for Accessible Accessible
  • Icon for Hiking Hiking
  • Icon for Biking Biking
  • Icon for Pets Pets
  • Icon for X-Country Skiing X-Country Skiing
  • Icon for Snowshoes Snowshoes
  • Icon for Track Set Track Set
  • Icon for Traction Traction
  • Icon for Social Distancing Social Distancing
Icon for More Difficult
Top of Gondola to the Base
Icon for Top of Gondola to the Base closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Easier
Stag Brook Falls Trail
Icon for Stag Brook Falls Trail closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Easier
West Branch Nature Trail
Icon for West Branch Nature Trail closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Most Difficult
Top of Gondola to Summit
Icon for Top of Gondola to Summit closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for More Difficult
Bear Den Mountain Hike
Icon for Bear Den Mountain Hike closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for More Difficult
Nature Trail Summit of Memorial Highway
Icon for Nature Trail Summit of Memorial Highway closed
Icon for Hiking
Level
  • Icon for Easier Easier
  • Icon for More Difficult More Difficult
  • Icon for Most Difficult Most Difficult
  • Icon for Expert Only Expert Only
Status
  • Icon for Open Open
  • Icon for Closed Closed
Other Trail Status
  • Icon for Groomed Groomed
  • Icon for Snowmaking Snowmaking
  • Icon for Moguls Moguls
  • Icon for Freestyle Area Freestyle Area
  • Icon for Glades Glades
  • Icon for Public Race Course Public Race Course
  • Icon for Reserved for Event Reserved for Event
  • Icon for Accessible Accessible
  • Icon for Hiking Hiking
  • Icon for Biking Biking
  • Icon for Pets Pets
  • Icon for X-Country Skiing X-Country Skiing
  • Icon for Snowshoes Snowshoes
  • Icon for Track Set Track Set
  • Icon for Traction Traction
  • Icon for Social Distancing Social Distancing
Icon for More Difficult
Top of Gondola to the Base
Icon for Top of Gondola to the Base closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Easier
Stag Brook Falls Trail
Icon for Stag Brook Falls Trail closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Easier
West Branch Nature Trail
Icon for West Branch Nature Trail closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for Most Difficult
Top of Gondola to Summit
Icon for Top of Gondola to Summit closed
Icon for Hiking
Icon for More Difficult
Bear Den Mountain Hike
Icon for Bear Den Mountain Hike closed
Icon for Hiking
Level
  • Icon for Easier Easier
  • Icon for More Difficult More Difficult
  • Icon for Most Difficult Most Difficult
  • Icon for Expert Only Expert Only
Status
  • Icon for Open Open
  • Icon for Closed Closed
Other Trail Status
  • Icon for Groomed Groomed
  • Icon for Snowmaking Snowmaking
  • Icon for Moguls Moguls
  • Icon for Freestyle Area Freestyle Area
  • Icon for Glades Glades
  • Icon for Public Race Course Public Race Course
  • Icon for Reserved for Event Reserved for Event
  • Icon for Accessible Accessible
  • Icon for Hiking Hiking
  • Icon for Biking Biking
  • Icon for Pets Pets
  • Icon for X-Country Skiing X-Country Skiing
  • Icon for Snowshoes Snowshoes
  • Icon for Track Set Track Set
  • Icon for Traction Traction
  • Icon for Social Distancing Social Distancing
Icon for More Difficult
Nature Trail Summit of Memorial Highway
Icon for Nature Trail Summit of Memorial Highway closed
Icon for Hiking

Operational Updates

It’s a shared responsibility – we’re in this together.

Thank you for your cooperation to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our guests, community, and employees. While winter may look a little different this year, the same adventure, scenic vistas, and snowy terrain that we all love awaits!

Please review the information below in advance of your visit. We will keep this page regularly updated with helpful information; please note details are subject to change without notice. We can’t wait to see you on the mountain!

If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days, please stay home and plan to visit us another time.

New York State has issued updated travel advisories as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Please read the NYS Guidance.


At our venue, our team is:

  • Undergoing a daily health screen prior to every shift.
  • Following guidelines recommended by New York State and CDC.
  • Implementing increased frequency of cleaning procedures and a deep clean at night.
  • Reducing capacity where necessary to maintain social distancing.
  • Placing hand sanitizer stations throughout our venue.

When visiting our resorts please help us by:

  • Wearing a face covering (mask). These are required at all times while you are at Whiteface and all other ORDA venues except for when actively skiing or when you are eating/drinking while seated.
  • Washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer when washing isn’t available.
  • Practicing social distancing.
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Schedule

Lifts Operating HoursOpenClose
Mixing Bowl
8:30 am 4:00 pm
Bear8:30 am 4:00 pm
Face Lift8:30 am 4:00 pm
Cloudsplitter Gondola9:30 am3:30 pm
Freeway9:30 am3:30 pm
Little Whiteface9:00 am 3:30 pm
Mountain Run9:00 am 3:30 pm
Lookout Mountain Triple9:00 am 3:30 pm
Summit Quad9:00 am 3:30 pm
Falcon Quad8:30 am 4:00 pm
Cub Carpet8:30 am 4:00 pm
Coyote Carpet8:30 am 4:00 pm
Operating HoursOpenCloseDaysOpening
Cloudsplitter Gondola RidesClosedClosedDaily Dec 5, 2020
Winter Tickets8:00 am 4:00 pmDailyDec 5, 2020
Winter Lifts8:30 am 4:00 pmDaily Dec 5, 2020
Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway8:45 am 5:30 pmFri - SunClosed for Winter