Directions to Whiteface Mountain
From New York City
and New Jersey
Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway
(Exit 24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit 30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it
for two miles to Route 73. Continue on 73 for 28 miles to Lake Placid area. Take
Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain. From NYC: 5 hrs, Albany: 2 1/2 hrs.
Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone.
Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Continue on 86 thru
Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 5 1/2 hours.
Take Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing, connecting with I-87
south. Take Exit 34 west, following Route 9 north, then follow Route 86 to Whiteface
Mountain. Drive time: 2 hours.
Boston, Springfield, Hartford
Take Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Albany.
Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes. Connect with Route 7 west to I-87 north. Follow
I-87 (Northway) to Exit 30, then use final directions above: "From New York
City..." Drive time from Boston: 5 hours.
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to
Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Follow Route
86 and continue thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain. Drive
time: 3 hours.
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Points West
Take I-90 (NY State Thruway) east
to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81 north and follow to Watertown. Take Route
3 and follow it east to Saranac Lake, then follow Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain.
Drive times: From Buffalo: 5 1/2 hours; Rochester: 4 1/2 hours; Syracuse: 3 1/2
Directions Gore Mountain
FROM THE SOUTH
NYS Thruway to Exit 24. Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 23
(Warrensburg). Follow Route 9 for 4 miles to Route 28 and proceed 16 miles to
Peaceful Valley Road.
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 26 (Pottersville). Follow
the Gore Mountain "Trailblazer" signs through Olmstedville then left
on Route 28N to North Creek. Make a left turn onto Route 28 and then a right onto
Peaceful Valley Road.
ROUTE (FROM NORTH OR SOUTH)
Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 25 (Chestertown).
Follow Route 8 west for 11 miles. Turn right in Wevertown on Route 28; proceed
north to Peaceful Valley Road.
FROM THE WEST
Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to Utica. Take Route 8 North from
Utica to North Creek. Make a left onto Peaceful Valley Road and continue 5 miles
to Gore Mountain.
Mountain - 59 West Mountain Road, Glens Falls, NY 12804. 3 miles west of Northway
(I-87) exit 18. (518)793-6606. 1,010 foot vertical drop, 21 trails (beginner,
intermediate and expert), 60% snowmaking. Lessons and equipment rental available.
Child care and kid-ski programs available. Open daily, Monday through Friday 9:30AM-10:30PM,
Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM-6PM. Closed Christmas Day. Tickets are sold for 4 and
8 hour blocks.
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