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Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

116

Rank in
Region

8

Rank in
State

1

Best time for snow at
Whiteface Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Whiteface Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 183" per year
Snow Quality Rank

187

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

150

Whiteface Mountain is ranked No. 150 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.2%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

55.1%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

150

Whiteface Mountain is ranked No. 150 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

187

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Whiteface Mountain

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
48
score
41.5
Overall
rank
116
score
54.3
Snow Volume
rank
150
score
40.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

3430 ft

4650 ft
Base Elevation: 1220 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface's snow record is about average for the East. Deep powder is rare with only 7.2% of winter days recording 6 inches or more of snow and only 1% of months with 90 inches or more. The key risk to snow conditions everywhere in the East is rain. The rain is often followed by hard freezes that can close advanced or ungroomed terrain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait for improvement. It does, however, make planning a trip over a week in advance more of a gamble.

Accumulation and Preservation

Whiteface averages 54% open at New Year's with nearly half of seasons being less than half open by New Year's. Much of the skiing is on exposed ridgelines that can be stripped of loose snow by the wind. Snow preservation is aided by high altitude and latitude in eastern context, so Whiteface averages 85% open mid-March and 70% open at first of April. Spring is the most likely time for Whiteface's Slides, some of the East's best expert terrain, to be open.