When you think of the best areas for skiing in the U.S, Colorado, Utah and even Vermont come to mind.  But one of the best resorts in America is within easy driving distance from Central New York.

Whiteface Mountain in Wellington, New York has been named one of the country's top mountains for skiing.   The Adirondack's highest slope, which overlooks Lake Placid, won the rating based on annual snowfall, it's 288 skiable areas, and it's 3430 foot vertical.

The list was put together by Wanderbat.com, a travel research site.  Vail, Colorado was named the top ski area in the U.S.


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