In winter, Lake Placid utterly transforms! The same paths that in summer made for great hiking are now used skiing and snowshoeing. Golf courses, once frosted over, become home to cross country skiing and telemarking. Lakes, which in summer provided swimming and boating, now are hubs for ice skating and ice fishing.
Winter also brings all kinds of fun events to Lake Placid!
From the 6th through the 8th of December, Lake Placid will be hosting the Holiday Village Stroll. Gear up for the holiday season by spending the weekend in Lake Placid, enjoying free kids activities, including crafts and making ornaments, and a visit with Santa, and more! For couples there will be evening activities, live entertainment and dining specials. Join the Jingle Bell Run around Mirror Lake and help benefit the North Elba Christmas Fund.
Whiteface Mountain is where many people find their main source of entertainment. It offers fabulous downhill skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tubing, and much more.
Whiteface is also where the Olympic sites are. With an Olympic Sites passport you won’t miss a thing! You’ll see every site, get to skate on the “Miracle on Ice” rink, get to ride to the top of the Gondola, and even get a ride on the bobsled!
While there is certainly tons to do at Whiteface, Lake Placid certainly has more to offer than just this one mountain.
If you enjoy rock climbing, you may enjoy Ice Climbing! Ice falls and frozen waterfalls provide much the same thrills as rock climbing, whether you’re looking for something really challenging, or just looking for something fun to do for a few hours.
Snowmobiling is one of the most popular activities in the area! Lake Placid is also one of the best places to go snowmobiling in the Adirondacks, due to its pristine trails which provide easy riding and great views of the Lake.