New York Nature June 30, 2016
This Gondola Ride Through New York’s Mountains Will Leave You In Awe
Have you ever wanted to enjoy the views of New York’s tallest mountains, but weren’t quite up for the strenuous hike they might entail? Well, we may have found the perfect solution for you. The charming village of Lake Placid is home to our state’s 5th highest mountain and also, one pretty unbelievable gondola ride. Hold onto your seats, this adventure isn’t for the faint-hearted!
An amazing area that almost all of our residents make a point to visit, Lake Placid is filled with tons of adventure and history.
Most commonly known as being the host of the 1980 Winter Olympics and home to our High Peaks, this area is like a dream come true to anyone who enjoys exploring beautiful views. With a total elevation of 4,865 feet, Whiteface Mountain is our 5th highest mountain and draws in a lot of visitors, especially during our winter months.
At the base of the mountain, you'll find the impressive Cloudsplitter Gondola.
Open year-round, the ride costs $20 per adult or $15 for kids ages 7-12 years old and senior's 65 and older. Tip? If you purchase your tickets online, you can save $2 on an adult ticket!
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The ride can fit up to 8 people and generally lasts about 15 minutes each way.
The perfect adventure to take with your family, group of friends or even serving as a great place to enjoy some alone time up on the mountain! You'll find many visitors bringing their own lunches to enjoy at the top, where you'll find a beautiful picnic area waiting for you.
Over 8,000 feet long, the ride gives you unforgettable views of our tallest mountains, gorgeous forests, and so much more.
If you decide to visit during the summer, you'll be able to check out the wildflowers growing all over the mountain and see far off into the distance on a clear day. Don't forget to keep your eye out for wildlife!
Won't be able to make a trip anytime this summer? No problem!
Like most places in New York, the village of Lake Placid is an area that is beautiful to check out anytime of the year. If you're unable to venture out to this part of our state anytime soon, you can experience the gondola ride during the winter, when everything is transformed into a winter wonderland!
What many consider to be some of the best views you'll find in the entire country, this gondola ride is like nothing you've ever experienced!
Who knew there was such an exciting way to achieve insanely gorgeous views of our tallest mountains with only doing such little work? Unbelievable!
If you're scared of heights, this may be the most exciting way to conquer your fear!
On your way back down the mountain, you'll experience the point in the gondola ride where it would appear as though you're quite literally falling off the face of the earth. But boy, are the views so worth every moment of your stomach doing flips!
Interesting in seeing what it’s like to enjoy a ride on the Cloudsplitter? Watch this video of the ride below!
Interested in exploring more of Whiteface? Check out why we think this epic mountain will completely drop your jaw,