If you’re looking for a West Coast bowl skiing experience in the Northeast, one of the most striking examples is The Slides at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York.
Accessed by hiking from the top of the Summit Quad, this double-black diamond terrain is not for the faint of heart. The Slides are 35 acres of narrow chutes, and one area even features a waterfall hidden underneath the snow. If you go, you should shred with a buddy and avalanche gear is usually required.
In March, Lake Placid Legacy Sites released a video showing off The Slides in all its glory. Filmed and edited by Pat Bly, it shows what skiing The Slides is like on a bluebird powder day. The video down below proves that this is a must-do experience for East Coast skiers.
Image/Video Credits: Whiteface Mountain (Featured & Header Image), Lake Placid Legacy Sites/Pat Bly