Face of the Race: Whiteface Mountain

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What’s green and gray and rad all over? Meet the Blueprint for Athletes Wilmington Whiteface MTB’s most prominent face of the race — Whiteface Mountain.

• Wilmington, NY
• 5th highest peak in the Adirondack Mountains
• Fun fact: Adirondack means porcupine in Mohawk

Key features
• 4,867 feet in elevation
• Greatest continuous vertical drop in eastern North America at 3,430 feet
• 360-degree views of the Adirondacks and the Montreal skyline (80 miles away) on a clear day
• Seasonally accessible by vehicle via the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway
• Whiteface Castle at the summit is made of native granite surfaced during the highway construction, which began in 1929
• Average snowfall: 16 feet/year

• Host venue for all 6 alpine skiing events at the 1980 Winter Olympics
• 22 miles of ski terrain
• 87 trails
• Longest run: 2.1 miles

Mountain biking
Whiteface Mountain Bike Park features fun for everyone from beginners to experts. Its 27 trails offer technical climbs, fast-flowing tracks and extreme downhill options, including:
• 17 singletrack trails
• 5 ski trails
• 4 service roads
• 1 doubletrack
• 2,500 feet of vertical gain

Ready to face Whiteface Mountain in person? Ride the 50k or 100k with us on June 3.

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