It’s like a bird’s eye view—in flight! Our eight-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola carries you from the Main Base Lodge to the top of Little Whiteface in fifteen minutes. As you trace the mountain’s contours—soaring over streams, ski trails, steep rock faces and thick forests—the beauty of the Adirondacks reveals itself. You’ll see Lake Placid and its namesake village. To the east lies Lake Champlain, and to the south stands the tallest peaks in New York State. You’ll spot the ski jumps and the Ausable River. At the top, an observation deck and picnic area await you.

These are some of the country’s best views, and this is the best way to see them! At the base of Whiteface Mountain, stop in before or after your gondola ride to the Cloudspin Bar & Grill for some good eats.


For our Cloudsplitter Gondola ride please plan to purchase your tickets on-site at the Whiteface ticket area.

Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride

Adult & Teen
Ages 13-64
Junior & Senior
Ages 7-12 65+
Ages 6 & under

For the most up to date info on Cloudsplitter Gondola rides please visit our conditions page.

The Cloudsplitter Gondola rides are not available: December 25 – January 1, January 14 – 16, and February 18 – 20, 2023.

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