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Whiteface Mountain Ski Center - Unit Management Plan

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center is a year-round, day-use resort located in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County. It operates under the administrative jurisdiction of DEC, and is managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) through a Memorandum of Understanding. For a description of recreational opportunities in the area, please visit the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center web page (link leaves DEC's website).

Status of the UMP

In 2004, the Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) completed a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Download the UMP

These are large files and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, please download individual sections below.

Volume I Individual Sections

Volume II Individual Sections

2018 Draft Amendment/DGEIS - Various Facility Improvements

This amendment proposes various facility improvements, including: development and widening of ski trails; development of bicycle trails; addition and replacement of ski lifts; creation of additional parking; examining options for a snowmaking reservoir; and construction of pedestrian bridges.

Public Comment Opportunities

The public comment period for the draft UMP amendment is now closed. For questions about the planning process, please contact us at adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov.

Downloadable Documents

2018 Draft Amendment/DGEIS to the Whiteface Mountain UMP - PDF (32 MB) - This is a large file and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, please download individual sections below.

2015 Amendment - Porcupine Lodge Redevelopment

This amendment proposed the use of Porcupine Lodge as a ski patrol outpost and warming shelter/snack bar for the public. This also included the construction of a non-permanent, 30'x30' deck on the outside of the structure.

2015 Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP - PDF (1.9 MB)

2013 Amendment - Little Whiteface Communication System

This amendment proposed the redevelopment of the existing Little Whiteface ski patrol building and the installation of antenna systems for a public safety radio communication system and improved ski patrol services.

2013 Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP - PDF (10 MB)

2006 Amendment - Various Facility Improvements

This amendment proposed various facility improvements, including: trail construction and widening; pump house improvements; modifications to the Easy Access Lodge; and modifications to parking.

2006 Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center UMP - PDF (8 MB)