Whiteface Lodge Activities

In Warm months, the great outdoors beckons with mountain trails for hiking and biking, golf on five nearby courses, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and fishing. Our Canoe Club is stocked with complimentary kayaks, pedal boats, canoes, and more, ready to launch from Paradox Bay. Guests can also cruise in a classic Hackercraft, pontoon boat, or Ski Natique for a fee. Back on land, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts invite friendly competition.
Lake Placid is a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. Downhill skiers and snowboarders can tackle the East Coast’s highest vertical drop at Whiteface Mountain. Explore our acres of snow-covered grounds by cross- country ski or snowshoe, or take a spin on our ice-skating rink, complete with complimentary ice skates. Later on, our rustic lean tos offer a cozy spot to gather for a cognac and star-gazing by the warmth of a fire pit.

Activity Calendar

Swimming

Year round indoor and outdoor pool and hot tubs are available daily from 8:00AM until 10:00PM. Our state-of-the-art swimming pool is heated to approximately 85 degrees year round, and offers the opportunity to swim indoors, outdoors, or both! Two hot tubs are located outdoors and one is located indoors. Towels are provided. No life guards on duty. Must be 18+ years old or supervised by an adult.

Sport Courts

Tennis anyone? Enjoy a match on our full size court, or a game of platform tennis or pickleball. If basketball is your game, our court is available for shooting a few hoops! Ladderball and cornhole are also available. Courts are available from 8:00AM until dusk. (Seasonal Activities)

Fishing

Our catch and release fishing pond is a seasonal activity typically available mid-May through early October. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is open daily from 8:00AM until 6:00PM. This self-guided activity includes fishing rods, bait, and tackle. You are welcome to use your own fishing gear. All fish caught must be released.

Campfires & S’mores

6:00PM until 9:30PM. A bonfire is lit in the courtyard or in the clubhouse each evening and s’mores materials are provided. Because we have multiple campfire locations, rain, cold, or snow won’t stop this nightly Whiteface tradition.

Ice Skating Rink

Weather permitting, our outdoor seasonal ice skating rink is open daily from 8:00AM – 10:00PM beginning early November to late March. Enjoy the convenience of a full-size ice rink just steps away from your suite and skate with peace of mind knowing our ice rink isn’t a frozen pond or lake. Bring your own skates or take advantage of our free rental skates. Designated times for open skating, broomball, hockey, and skating demonstrations will vary. Skating lessons may be arranged in advance by contacting our resort concierge.

Movie Theater

Showing three films throughout the day, our 56 seat surround-sound, 3D movie theater is available to Whiteface Lodge guests only. Show times are typically 3:30PM, 6:30PM, and 9:00PM. Complimentary freshly made popcorn is available outside of the theater for each showing.

Movie Calendar

Ice Cream Parlor

Open Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year from 5:00PM until 10:00PM. During our summer season and peak holiday periods, the Ice Cream Parlor is open daily from 5:00PM until 10:00PM.

Fitness Classes

Whiteface Lodge offers a variety of complimentary fitness classes for our guests. Ranging from pilates and yoga to aqua aerobics, these complimentary classes allows guests to stay active on their time away from home.

Fitness Center

Open 24 hours a day, key card access required. Experience a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, cables, and machines. Must be 16+ years old.

Family Game Room

Open daily from 8:00AM until 10:00PM, our game room features air hockey, billiards, foosball, shuffleboard, ping pong and more. Must be 16+ years old or supervised by an adult.

Bowling

Open daily from 12:00PM until 8:00PM, our old-fashion two-lane bowling alley is available to all guests. Reservations for bowling can be made upon arrival to the resort. Advance reservations prior to arrival are not accepted. Must be 16+ years old or supervised by an adult.

Enjoy our Lakefront Beach Canoe Club

The Canoe Club is an exclusive Lake Placid beachfront facility, located just down the road and accessible by our complimentary shuttle. This exclusive private beach is the perfect place for a summer time family outing and offers beachside dining, along with complimentary canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, swimming, dining, volleyball, badminton, tetherball, bocce ball, horseshoes and life sized Jenga.

Private Beach and Boats Available

Utilize one of our 20+ non-motorized boats and boards as part of your Whiteface Lodge “Resort Inclusive” concept.  The vessels include Canoes, 1&2 person Kayaks, Paddles Boats and Stand Up Paddle Boards all that launch into our perfect location on Lake Placid, Paradox Bay.

Enjoy an unforgettable boating experience with our signature collection of watercraft available to all guests via our concierge service. Whiteface Lodge is proud to offer a deluxe Pontoon boat for the ultimate family and friends cruising event, and a Ski Nautique, which comes complete with all the necessary equipment and basic instruction for tubing, water-skiing or wake-boarding. For the ultimate lake cruise, captain our classic Hackercraft, featuring an elegant punched-leather martini seating arrangement. Each motor boat is escorted by a certified driver.

The rates are as follows:

Hacker Craft (up to 8 passengers) $195 (approx. 50 min. cruise) Add on picnic baskets or wine & cheese
Pontoon (up to 7 passengers) $175 (approx. 50 min. cruise) Great for lunch or cocktail cruises. Also for fishing Lake Placid.
Nautique Ski Boat (up to 6 passengers) $235 {approx. 1 hour, 20 min.) Includes waterskiing and tubing
Nautique Ski Boat (up to 6 passengers) $305 {approx. 1 hour, 50 min.) Includes waterskiing and tubing

The Canoe Club will open Memorial Day weekend and weekends only until the last weekend in June.  Beginning June 24th and running through Labor Day the Canoe Club will be open 7 days a week 9am-6pm, weather permitting.

After Labor Day weekend the Canoe Club is open on Saturdays 9am- 5pm and Sundays 9am – 2pm until Columbus Day weekend.

Canoe Club hours are subject to change based on scheduled events.  

To book a boat ride please contact our Concierge Staff at 518-523-0505, or fill out an online Concierge form.

Whiteface Lodge is a premier Lake Placid family resort that offers a variety children’s programs. With regular scheduled activities such as scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, science experiments, obstacle courses, and more, these on-site adventure camps are bound to be a highlight of your child’s experience at Whiteface Lodge. Older children may enjoy off-site activities including hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Our children’s programs are offered at various times throughout the day to allow parents the opportunity to slip away for a relaxing morning spa service, afternoon hike, or a romantic evening dinner. Availability is limited. To register, please contact Whiteface Lodge Resort Concierge at 518-523-0505.

Kamp Kanu

Kamp Kanu is our complimentary day-time kid’s camp. Children have the option to attend the morning session only, afternoon session only, or a full day session with lunch included for a fee.

Weekends and Holiday Periods

After Labor Day, we offer Kamp Kanu each weekend for children ages 3-10. Kamp Kanu is also offered during select holiday periods. Contact our resort concierge for more details

Saturday

  • Morning: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Optional for a $12 fee per child)
  • Afternoon: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Sunday

  • Morning: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Lunch: Not Available
  • Afternoon: Not Available

Summer Season (Last weekend in June through Labor Day weekend)

Kamp Kanu is offered daily during the summer season for children ages 3-10.

  • Morning: 9:30AM- 12:00PM
  • Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Optional for $12 fee per child)
  • Afternoon: 1:00PM- 3:30PM

KAMP KANU POLICIES AND FAQS

  • Kamp Kanu is a drop off program. Due to NYS Childcare Requirements, Kamp Kanu must have a minimum of two participants in order to run. The program will be cancelled if only one child is enrolled.
  • Children must be potty trained and self-sufficient in using the restroom.
  • Participants must follow the rules and keep up with the group. We reserves the right (for all ages) to call the parents if child is not cooperating. Child must be picked up immediately and most likely will be removed from KK for the rest of their stay.
  • If you wish to add the lunch option for your children, the cost is $12 per lunch. A lunch form needs to be filled out upon dropping children off at the camp. If children will not be eating lunch at camp, parents must pick them up and make other arrangement between 12 PM and 1 PM. If the children are not attending morning session but wish to attend the lunch hour a form must be completed with concierge by 9:30am the day of the program.

Sunset Club

In addition to Kamp Kanu, we also offer an evening program for children named Sunset Club. This program is designed to allow parents the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience in Kanu Restaurant while their children simultaneously enjoy a pizza dinner and an evening of fun themed activities and games.

Weekends & Holiday Periods

After Labor Day we offer Sunset Club on Friday and Saturday evenings for children ages 5 – 10. Sunset Club is also offered during select holiday periods. Contact our resort concierge for more details

Friday & Saturday

  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Pizza Dinner: 6:00PM
  • Cost: $30 for 1st child | $20 for 2nd child | $10 for each additional sibling

Summer Season (Last weekend in June through Labor Day weekend)

Sunset Club is offered daily during the summer season for children ages 5 – 10.

  • 6:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Pizza Dinner: 6:00PM
  • Cost: $30 for 1st child | $20 for 2nd child | $10 for each additional sibling

SUNSET CLUB POLICIES AND FAQS

  • Sunset Club is a drop off program. Due to NYS Childcare Requirements, Sunset Club must have a minimum of two participants in order to run. The program will be cancelled if only one child is enrolled.
  • Children must be potty trained and self-sufficient in using the restroom.
  • Participants must follow the rules and keep up with the group. We reserves the right (for all ages) to call the parents if child is not cooperating. Child must be picked up immediately and if applicable will be removed from Sunset Club for the rest of their stay.
  • Pizza is regularly served for dinner. Any dietary restrictions must be communicated to resort concierge no less than 24 hours in advance.

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your child’s participation in Sunset Club please notify concierge or front desk by 3:00PM the day of the program. Failure to cancel by 3:00PM will result in a $10 fee per child.

Babysitting Services

Whiteface Lodge offers a babysitter referral service. The sitters are well known to us and citizens in good standing. They range from senior high school students to mothers and grandmothers. We do our utmost to accommodate your preferences, if any. The fee is $20 per hour paid in cash directly to the sitter. There is a 3 hour minimum.  Availability of babysitters is not guaranteed. Please contact Whiteface Lodge Resort Concierge with as much advance notice as possible so that they may begin their search for a sitter.

Babysitting Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a $60 charge to the suite.