Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Wilmington NY

$5.17

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center Wilmington NY

  • Algonquin name for the mountain was Wa-ho-par-te-nie from Waapenot, “it goes upward,” or Woapen, “it is white.” A Mohawk Indian name for the mountain was Thei-a-no-gu-en meaning “white head,” with reference to the bare white rock near its peak. 
  • The name is also said to come from an 1804 landslide which exposed a glare of bare whitish gray rock (whiteface anorthosite) extending from the summit to part way down the mountain on its eastern side
  • Frozen cloud water called rime ice impacts the mountain from 3,800 feet up and occurs 10 months out of the year. Snow is also common. Both rime ice and snow lend a white “head” or white “face” appearance to the mountain
  • At one time, the High Falls Gorge pamphlet and many souvenirs in the area gift shops featured a Native American Legend. It was entitled, “White Face Mountain, the Land of Romance.” It appeared this way
  • Sign for Ski Center

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