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 stand 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.


Operational Updates Lifts

  • Skiers that traveled to the mountain together can ride the lifts together.
  • Singles have the option of boarding the lift alone or with one other individual.
  • A face covering is required while waiting in line for lifts, for loading and unloading, and for the duration of your ride.
  • Windows in gondolas should remain open.
  • Please adhere to posted signage at lift areas and the directions of our staff.
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Operating HoursOpenCloseDays
Tickets8:00 am4:30 pmDaily
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride | Winter8:30 am3:15 pmDaily
Lifts - Lower Mountain8:30 am4:00 pmDaily
Lifts - Upper Mountain9:00 am3:30 pmDaily
Bean Den Lodge8:00 am4:30 pmDaily
Guest Services8:00 am4:30 pmDaily
Rentals8:00 am4:30 pmDaily

*Times and dates are subject to change.
**For your health and safety, we are placing sanitizer stations throughout our venues, as well as implementing enhanced cleaning & sanitation procedures. We will also be operating at reduced capacities.
***Face coverings (masks) and social distancing are required. Face coverings are required in the gondola at all times.

Conditions »

Before Arrival

Masks are required at all venues, please know all our safety precautions before your visit, check out our safety page.

Health & Safety >>

Check the Updates section of the homepage here prior to your visit. It is sometimes the case in the winter season that the Cloudsplitter Gondola is open only to skiers and riders due to weather conditions, in which case foot passengers are not allowed admittance. This information is always listed under Alerts on the Conditions page as these closures occur during the winter season.

Conditions >>
Upcoming Activities
Jul 2
Oct 11
An adult and 4 young children playing Disc golf at Whiteface.
Nov 26
Three guests looing out at the view from the top of Victoria.