Is Whiteface Mountain hard to climb?

Whiteface Mountain Summit Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wilmington, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

Is Whiteface Mountain good for beginners?

The lower part of the ski area is perfect for beginners. Next to the Base Lodge and the Kids Kampus, there are a lot of beginner’s trails. There are also slow skiing zones and even very easy gladed runs.

Is Whiteface Mountain steep?

Expert Trails at Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is probably best known for its steep and technical Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond ski trails. If you are looking for some of the most challenging ski and ride terrain in the East, these trails are for you.

How much does it cost to go up Whiteface Mountain?


Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway Rates Cost
Hiker / Pedestrian $10
6 & under Free
Bicycle Season Pass $60
*Please note that cyclists are allowed up until 4:45 pm. The Summit is wheelchair accessible via the elevator, when in operation.

How hard are the slides at Whiteface?

It offers 1,600 vertical feet over a half mile with an average grade of 31 degrees. Slide 1 can be the easiest or hardest route down depending on snow levels and conditions. Slide 1 skis like an open western bowl. During a marginal year the ice flow section can be very difficult or unskiable.

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Why is Whiteface Mountain called Whiteface?

Whiteface Mountain

The name for this High Peak came around possibly due to its look on a couple different sides and the steep slopes for which hold massive amounts of snow, giving it a “white face.” This peak was also called “white head” by some Native Americans and tribes of the Adirondacks.

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