Opening Day: June 4, 2016 - Closing Day: October 10, 2016
2016 OPERATING HOURS
EARLY SEASON HOURS (June 4 - 26)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.* - 5:00 p.m.
REGULAR SEASON HOURS (July 1 - September 5)
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m.* - 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday, July 24 for Ironman
LATE SEASON HOURS (September 9 - October 10)
Friday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.* - 5:00 p.m.
OPEN Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day
*season pass holders get early access at 9:30 a.m.
2016 TICKET PRICES
Full Day: Adult $40 | Child (12 & under) $25
2 day lift pass: $70
3 day lift pass: $100
2016 SEASON PASS PRICES
Season Pass: Adult $399 | Child (12 & under): $299
Family Pass (4 per family): $799
2016 MTBPARKS PASS PERKS
• One FREE lift ticket
• 10% off return visits
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park Overview
Whiteface Bike Park is a 2014 Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards Northeast Region.
Boasting the largest vertical drop in the east, the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park offers 25 diverse trails that range from hardcore expert downhill gnar, to cruisers, to winding cross-country paths. Literally something for every ability and riding style.
From the summit of Little Whiteface, which you reach via a stunningly beautiful ride in the Cloudsplitter Gondola, trails are expert-only. Big bikes, full-face helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops. Expect each run to take about 40 minutes.
For intermediate and beginner riders, the shuttle bus runs twice an hour and will take you and your bike from the base up to a drop-off point where you can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability.
Is there a trail system beyond the bike park?
The Whiteface Bike Park offers 25 downhill mountain-biking trails all with a unique personality of their own. These trails also link up with the adjacent Flume Trail network, which makes Whiteface perfect for the cross-country riders in your group as well.
Bonus trail score: The local cross-country trails can also lead you to a local cliff diving spot. Yep, cliff diving at the end of your day of downhilling with a choice of a 30 footer or a 60 footer!
What will beginners find at Whiteface?
Beginners looking to learn the basics can ride the lower mountain as well as some of the other trails on the mountain. Because Whiteface includes lots of techy, expert trails, it is good to check with a member of their trail crew for specific trails to check out if you're looking for something a bit milder.
What's new at Whiteface Bike Park?
Last year the Whiteface crew focused a lot of work on flow enhancement and sustainability. All of the trails were looked at carefully, and berms, drainage and other enhancements were added or modified.
Historically, Whiteface has had to use some of the resorts ski trails and service roads to connect the downhill single-track. One of the park's goals has been to get bikers off as much ski trail and service road as possible. That means lots of new singletrack.
This year the trail crew is unveiling True Blue, an all-new blue flow trail will feature a mix of berms, tabletops and optional wall-rides aimed at providing progression for intermediate riders while offering high-speed fun for advanced riders. Phase one of True Blue will drop approximately 400 vertical feet from the current shuttle drop-off location, located near the top of Fox Trail, and is scheduled to be completed by opening day. The second phase to be completed by the end of the season will add an additional 1,100 feet of vertical.
What's the best time of the year to visit Whiteface Bike Park?
Everyday! Whiteface is open seven days a week during the summer season. So, if you are planning an east coast bike trip, hit up the other bike parks on the weekends and get some big mountain gnar on the weekedays.
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Whiteface Mountain Bike Park has 27 diverse trails that range from hardcore expert only downhillers, to cruisers, to winding cross-country paths. There is something for every ability and riding style. Many of the trails have been around for several seasons, so they are nice and worn in. Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the East, so there's a lot of room to roll here.
Whiteface boasts 19 DH trails that can be accessed by a gondola or a lift. From the summit of Little Whiteface, which you reach via a ride in the Cloudsplitter Gondola, trails are expert-only. Big bikes, helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops, requiring some time to become familiar with the features of each trail. Expect each run to take about 40 minutes. For intermediate and beginner riders, a shuttle bus, which runs twice an hour, will take you and your bike from the base up to a drop-off point where you can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability. This lower section of the mountain caters to less experienced riders.
The cross-country trails, pump track and dual slalom course can all be accessed at the base or just a short pedal from the base of the mountain.
WHITEFACE, NY – Boasting the largest vertical drop in the East, Whiteface Mountain Bike Park kicks of the 2016 season on Saturday, June 4. Check out Whiteface this summer and enjoy one day FREE and 10 percent off return visits with your MTBparks Pass!
WILMINGTON, NY – Whiteface Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will unveil True Blue, a new flow trail, when the park opens for the 2016 season on June 4. An official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the trail will be held at noon on opening day.
WHITEFACE, NY – Whiteface Mountain Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with one FREE day and 10% OFF return visits. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
Whiteface, NY – Whiteface Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to be open for just 7 more days of riding for the 2013 season. Trails are still being buffed and leaves removed to keep the trails primed for shredding!
Wilmington, NY - Although Whiteface Bike Park has scaled back their hours of operation to weekends, they are just gearing up for their Mini DH Fall Race Series. According to Whiteface the trail crew has stepped up their game big time this season.
Whiteface, NY — Check out this 2012 Whiteface Mountain race course video for the 5K DH to be held on June 17. Remember there is also the Wilmington Bike Fest going on that weekend as well. The festival runs from June 15th through the 17th and includes a pump track competition, uphill road race, Leadville qualifier race, trials demostration, guided rides, dual slalom race, biking calfs competition and so much more! Check out www.downhillmike.com for more info.
Wilmington, NY — From road to mountain bikes, and BMX to unicycles, they'll all be in Wilmington, N.Y., June 14-17, for what's being called "a party on two wheels," the third annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest.
Whiteface, NY — The weather continues to improve across the east coast, and mountain bikers are getting fired up for a summer season of trail riding and competitions. On Sunday, June 17th Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. will be hosting their seventh annual Whiteface 5K Downhill. The competition is the fifth stop on the Pro MTB Gravity Tour (Pro GRT), and attracts many of the country’s top downhill mountain bikers. They’ll all be ripping it up on the trails with the hope of securing the $2,500 cash prize.
Felt like the website was a little misleading. I called white face and asked if my 2 younger sons would be ok riding the trails. I was told they had plenty of easy to intermediate trails. There was a few easy trails but nothing worth paying that much money for. If you have a down hill bike and balls of steel this is the place for you. I don't recommend taking your family there with cross country bikes. Better off riding the free trail system near by.