Live Whiteface Summit Cam

This current view is from the summit of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. Click or tap to get a full screen image. The image reloads every minute, so hit refresh to get the latest view.

If you are seeing white frost it means we have had some extreme weather. Staff travel only once a week to the summit to clear the window. Check out the view of Whiteface Mountain instead

The mountain is the 5th highest in New York, and home to rare plants left behind by the last ice age. The view is from the observatory of the SUNY Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.

This view of Whiteface Mountain on the Olympic Byway is made possible by a New York State Scenic Byways Program project managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.

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Whiteface Live View

This is a current view of Whiteface in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Click or tap the image to get a full screen version. The image reloads every minute, so hit refresh to get the latest view. The camera is sheltered by The Lake Placid Lodge.

You can see the mountain make its own clouds, watch winter storms, and then look at the view from the summit on our twin Whiteface Summit Cam. 

This view was captured by The Wild Center as a part of a NYS Scenic Byway Program project, managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the NYS Department of Transportation. 

Whiteface Is a Tough Mountain

Whiteface isn’t always the coldest place in the Adirondacks, but it is one of the fiercest. 

The average wind chill in January is -67° Fahrenheit. (-55°c)

The average temperature all year is exactly freezing. 

The highest windspeed recorded matched the hurricane that devastated the American city of New Orleans, and that may be the record only because the summit weather rips apart the wind-measuring equipment.

Whiteface is tough and the life here meets her conditions with amazing tenacity.

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