Whiteface Mountain Vacation Rental Homes and More
Love skiing? Located on the east coast? Then chances are good that you’ve heard about - maybe even visited - Whiteface Mountain. After all, it’s one of the top ski resorts in New York State. It’s called the “Olympic Mountain”, and it hosts everyone from top-class athletes looking to train to kids just beginning to ski.
Where: Whiteface Mountain is located in the Wilmington - Lake Placid area. If you’re looking for a home base and you don’t want to pay ski resort prices, consider a privately-owned vacation rental home or cottage, either here or in nearby towns like Jay.
Whiteface Mountain itself is located about 1 hour from Plattsburgh, 3 hours from Albany, 4 hours form Syracuse, or 5.5 hours from New York City. In contrast, Montreal Quebec is just 2 hours north.
Whiteface Mountain Facts: Whiteface Mountain, according to its website, has the greatest vertical drop (over 3,000 feet) east of the Rocky Mountains. The base elevation starts at 1,220 feet and rises to 4,867 feet. There are 86 trails, rated from beginner to expert. The park totals 284 ski-able acres, plus 53 acres of tree-skiing and 22 miles of trails to ski and ride. Amenities include a nursery, ski schools, and equipment rental.