White Face - Trail, Lake Placid, Bikeparks

White Face - Trail, Lake Placid, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

Loaded with tons of downhill(maybe I should say, all!). Mostly single track downhill with some very technical sections running down rock faces and through streams. Everything for the enthusiest to the expert here. I give it 5 stars!!!!!

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 10, 2012]
mayonays
Cross Country Rider

I was here a few times in August 2011, this was my first real downhill MTB experience and it was a blast! Downhill Mike and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and accomodating. As a newbie to DH, I was a bit intimidated but there were plenty of people riding that day who I was able to follow and hang out with. I visit family in Lake Placid every summer and I plan to spend another few days at Whiteface each time I'm out east.

Customer Service

I stuck to the lower trails the first day, Opiate was my favorite. I hit it 6 or 7 times, it flows really well! The next day I took the gondola to the top, but don't remember any of the trail names...
If you know what you're doing on a bike, you'll do fine. The rocks and steep sections seem a bit crazy at first, but the DH bikes they have for rentals will soak it all up.

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I spent an afternoon riding the Wilmington XC trails which can be accessed from Whiteface. The trails were well maintained and clearly marked. Nice climbs an some nice descents. Much different (better) than the trails we have in IL!

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 02, 2011]
stoweboarder360
Cross Country Rider

Well i wrote this whole detailed review but i pressed the reset button, so i'll sum it up. Great Park, Challenging as anything, most vert in the East, definitely rivals whistler in difficulty, for the maniacs it is lacking those 20+ foot rocks drops that you're looking for. Amazing and friendly staff, help you with anything. Great for anyone from a beginner DH rider to a seasoned pro, and the weather is usually great too!

Customer Service

My favorite route is going 24 to 27 to 4 to 5 to 13 to 12 to 9. Its fast and if you're the normal DH rider this should take around 40 to 50 minutes. A lot of fun, unfortunately in order to get to 24 you must go down trail 23 which is a rocky and loose service road. 13, 12 and 9 you never even have to hit the brakes on if you really know what you're doing.

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Wilmington XC trails are great for anyone who isn't looking for DH, they can be accessed off of trails 16 and 17. Anyone who does not like any uphill riding, stay away!

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 08, 2010]
kona kid
Downhiller

Whiteface is an awesome place to ride your DH bike (and scare the piss out of yourself). The gondola ride is quick and comfortable, and in 12 minutes you're at the top of a long descent. The 4 trails from the summit are all long, steep and tech and will kick your ass if you don't know how to handle a bike. The trails get a lot mellower from the mid-mountain lodge, down. I rode 2 days there last summer and I saw maybe 20 other riders on the hill. I just can't picture a lift line there. Ride there, just don't forget your armor

Customer Service

My favorite run was Evil Empire to a short hike to Freedom to The Judge to Seek and Destroy to Opiate. This covers almost everything mountain biking is about, obscenely fast open sections, slick rock faces, steep rockgardens, slippery roots, flowy single track and a random BBQ/picnic table at the side of the trail. Also check out Slickrock, Cliffs of Insanity (aka ridiculous, sphincter puckering, heart racing, if I fall I die, trail), North East Shore (cool wood features) Autobahn (woodchip covered road, really cool surfy felling to ride on)

-1st tip: do not manual/hop up the stairs at the base station of the gondola, lest you want your testicles pulled off by the base manager (who is reminiscent of a bulldog)

-2nd tip: watch out for families from the Bronx walking down from the river crossing. If you come up behind a group, make your presence known or the mother will SHRIEK at you and the father will make a Bugs Bunny Sound along the lines of "gnnnaaaaaaaa watch out, doc"

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 23, 2009]
pushinpixels
Downhiller

I had a great time on Whiteface last year. I was visiting from Canada and I'm used to the bike parks and trail networks in Alberta and British Columbia. I'm totally impressed with Whiteface. Trails were fast, flowy and technical. The staff were super friendly. If you live on the East Coast, go support Whiteface, you'll have a blast.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 03, 2006]
zak
Weekend Warrior

sweet. verry fun trails for all levals verry technical riding, deffanetly recomend

Customer Service

take the bus first. don't just jump on the gondola. go with someone that knows the mtn.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 23, 2005]
Psycho Banshee
Weekend Warrior

Trails on Whiteface are the real deal for advanced cross country riders, downhill racers, and mountain bikers that want to go downhill and be challenged. I am mainly xc(I don't live close to any dh trails), and loved the technicalities. I hope they build more ramps, berms, and drops into the trails on the mountain, because this mountain is so awesome already that with its huge vertical, it could be the ultimate dh/freeride arena. All that is needed is a couple 5, 10, and 15-20 foot drops for the maniacs. Technical is great but most mountain bikers I know want to get air. As I rode down the mountain, I noticed that the dude who wrote the review that detailed what the road surface is like is right on. The trails at the top do curve alot as they plunge off the mountain. Don't think you can ride here and not crash. If you don't crash at least once, you're going too SLOW. Overall, these are the best trails I have ridden-period.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 09, 2005]
Bawitdaba
Weekend Warrior

We've been riding Whiteface since they started hosting riding, about 5 years now. Every year I come with a new and better bike, and I become a better rider, to the point that this year I'm buying a full DH ride. The trails are probably the best in this part of the country, with plenty of elevation and challenge for everyone. The crew that runs the shop, Mike, Elias and Pita are great guys, they are real riders, and they know the trails and conditions at all times. This place is perfect for some organized racing events.

Customer Service

It's all good...

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Nothing beats Whiteface...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 22, 2005]
mully
Downhiller

Holy crap Whiteface is tall! Its gotta be at least 1000ft higher than any of the other east coast downhill places. They've got a good variety of trails ranging from the usual and sometimes necessary service/access roads to nice singletrack in the trees to wicked hard steep sections. The natural terrain there puts a couple of places in Vt to shame (I'll keep from naming them so I don't seem too biased). Overall a good mix of everything. You better have some riding skills before coming here though or you might take an ass whooping.

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There was lots of great stuff. Where trail #26 turns into the trees has to be one of the hardest sections of trail I've seen anywhere. #24 and 25 were both great, winding through tress, lots of rocks, roots, and turns with some pretty steep spots. #27 was sweet as well, starting out down and accross some of the ski trails before turning into the trees and becoming rocky, rooty, steep, and technical. #3 "Slick Rock" was one of our favorites, great section with large exposed rock faces, just really fun and flowing. More toward the bottom #12 and #13 were easier singletrack in trees with a nice flow.

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We were stoked on our trip to Whiteface and we'll be going back real soon. Like the guy in the post before mine said, come on where are the riders? Show this place some support so it stays open. The mtn has amazing riding. I was a little surprised there weren't more riders there. Check it out, its more than worth the drive.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
[May 23, 2005]
bearbalay
Weekend Warrior

Whiteface was going to shut down this summer!! They're keeping it open only to test the response of riders asking to keep it open!! Go Ride Whiteface or they will shut it down!! Its the best Mt on the eastcoast.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 27, 2003]
mike132
Downhiller

All I can say is WOW!! If you like it technical this is the place to go!! Very steep and rocky! #27 is the hardest one. Mostly all single track. But like I said if you like technical you will love here. On a scale from 1 to 5 I give it a 10! Enjoy

Customer Service

#27 Very Hard

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I am taking next trip to Gore Mountain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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