The Wilmington region is the home of Whiteface Mountain, New York state's Olympic mountain, where the alpine events for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games were held.
The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, operated by the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), features a vertical drop of 3,430 feet (greatest in the East) and more than 200 skiable acres on this high peak.
The extremely quick Cloudsplitter Gondola takes seven and a half minutes from the base to the top of Little Whiteface.
The "Face Lift," which is a high-speed quad chair lift, will carry skiers and boarders a total of 6,300 feet in about 6 minutes.
The snowboarding terrain park is on Parkway trail, and there's a superpipe just below it on Bear trail. Whiteface grooms the FIS-approved 450-foot pipe with a Zaugg Pipe Monster. It's a mountain for the whole family, since Whiteface is a great place for even the littlest to learn.
There are classes for all skill levels, both skiing and snowboarding.
Currently operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center first opened in 1957.