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 Nautique 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.
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.
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)
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 9:00AM – 9:00PM 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.
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.
Ice Cream Parlor
The Ice Cream Parlor is anticipated to re-open for the summer season on Memorial Day Weekend!
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.
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.
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.
Canoe Club is expected to open Memorial Day Weekend and will continue to operate on Saturday and Sunday until June 18th, at which time it will transition to daily operation throughout the summer season, until Labor Day.
From September 4th – October 9th, Canoe Club will again operate on Saturday and Sunday only.
Please note that operating day and hours are subject to change based on weather and lake conditions.
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 (approx. 50 minute cruise)||(up to 8 passengers)||$245||Add on picnic baskets or wine & cheese|
|Pontoon (approx. 50 minute cruise)||(up to 7 passengers)||$195||Great for lunch or cocktail cruises, swimming, or fishing.|
|Nautique Ski Boat (approx. 1 hour & 50 minutes)||(up to 6 passengers)||$475||Includes waterskiing or tubing equipment.|
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.