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Terrain Parks - Whiteface

Rider's Guide

Lake Placid is the archetypal winter sports resort with a total of 10 lifts that take guests up to more than 76 trails, where riders can shred on one of the longest runs in the Northeast, a full 18,480 feet! The resort averages about 200 inches of powder and has 90% snowmaking abilities on their groomed runs, acres and acres of inbounds off piste riding as well as extensive and exhilarating tree skiing. The trails are rated 20% for beginners, 36% for intermediates, and 44% for advanced. But really, a resort good enough to host the Olympics twice is going to have a whole lot more than just some great skiing terrain.

Parks and Pipes

The Kid's Park on Bronze is a great terrain park for kids to start off with bumps, rollers, a mini-halfpipe and even a PVC rail or two that's suited to their size and skill level. The Lower Valley Mini-Park is a novice terrain park for adults that includes mini-tables, rails, and boxes. The Bear Superpipe and 79 Railpark is an enclosed railpark with multiple lines and bass–heavy sound system. Hang out, hike it, or head down to the repositioned and much steeper Zaugg-cut Superpipe, which is the site of the Snowboard World Cup. Lower Thruway has multiple rails, hits, and lots more to keep the intermediate snowboarder busy. Brookside Park is just simply awesome. It is hard to believe that any snowboarding or freestyle skiing expert would not be challenged by Brookline’s innumerable and ever-evolving features.

Out of Bounds

Lake Placid and Whiteface is the location of a phenomenal array of winter activities. For the ultimate winter thrill, speed down the half-mile bobsled rides and Luge Rocket at Mt. Vanhoevenberg Sports Complex. Or take a truly extreme toboggan run on Mirror Lake. Or strap on your skates and speed down the ice of the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. A great activity that will make guests feel fearless without risking their necks is to take the chairlift and elevator ride at the MacKenzie-Intervale Ski Jumping Complex where they will be able to see the gargantuan ski jump from the aerial skier’s perspective.

Hangout & Hookup

Steinhoff’s and R.F. McDougall’s are the best choices near the Whiteface slopes for lively après ski action. The Lake Placid Pub and Brewery is always happy to quench riders and skiers thirst after a full day on the mountain. For a wider selection of microbrews, check out the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. Wiseguys is part sports bar part dance club and part restaurant and a whole lot of fun.