Whiteface Mt. Ski Center - Site of 1980 Olympic Alpine Events Mid-station restaurant and Warming Chalet Whiteface features the highest vertical drop in the east. . . 3440, a variety of lifts, complete base lodge, mid station cafeteria, snow making and ski school. Lifts operate winter and summer affording skiers and tourists a magnificent view of the high peak region and Lake Placid, in the Andirondacks of New York.