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.

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 10:00PM. (Seasonal Activities)

Fishing

Our catch and release fishing pond is a seasonal activity typically available late-May through early October. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is open daily from 9:00AM 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.

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.

Ice Cream Parlor

The Ice Cream Parlor is typically open on weekends throughout the year and open daily during peak-season and holiday periods.

Yoga Classes

Whiteface Lodge offers complimentary yoga classes two to three times a week, typically on Friday and Saturday at 9:00AM. Join Noelle Wood, of Be Open Yoga, for one hour to discover your higher Self; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Each class begins with a breath and gentle warmup. The movement gradually increases, while you focus on your personal needs prior to a restorative, peaceful Savasana. Classes are themed to music for added inspiration and fun. Complimentary mats and blocks are provided. Yoga is stillness. Yoga is movement. Yoga is breathing. Yoga is to be. Yoga is you.

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.

New additions to our Fitness Center include two pelotons, a Rogue Fitness Concept 2 Rower, and Rogue Fitness medicine balls. Be on the lookout for more, exciting equipment additions in 2024!

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 10:00AM 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.

Ice Skating Rink

Due to unseasonably warm weather this resort amenity will be  available starting February 1st, 2024, weather permitting.

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 8th – October 8th, 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, Pedal 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) $275 Add on picnic baskets or wine & cheese
Pontoon (approx. 50 minute cruise) (up to 7 passengers) $225 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.

Summer 2024 – Kids Camp

Kids Camp is our complimentary day-time kid’s program. 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

Kids Camp will be offered on a limited basis after September 4th, 2023. 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

KIDS CAMP POLICIES AND FAQS

  • Kids Camp  is a drop off program. Due to NYS Childcare Requirements, Kids Camp 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 KC 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.

 

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 $25 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 $75 charge to the suite.