What’s a better way to enjoy a fresh coat of snow than to go skiing? Cross country skiing allows you to appreciate the beauty of the snow on the pines, the way the snow glitters with the sun, and the crunch of new powder as you glide over it. Get your heart pumping while you take in the gorgeous winter views. Luckily, near Whiteface Lodge, there are plenty of opportunities for Adirondack cross country skiing to take advantage of. Let our team give you a few tips as to where you should do your Lake Placid cross country skiing during your time in upstate New York. You shouldn’t have to Google “cross country ski trails near me” with our help.
The Most Classic Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing: Jackrabbit Trail
When it comes to Lake Placid cross country skiing, the Jackrabbit Trail is the most well-known and the most connected as well. By itself, 25 kilometers of trails will keep you busy for an entire day. If you keep coming back for more, the trail connects to the Whiteface Club, Cascade Center, and even the Keene backcountry trails to enable you to do your skiing for days.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Ski the same trails Olympians have trod at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. The 1980 Olympics Nordic sports competitions happened on these trails, so they’re definitely worth a visit. Plus, abundant hills on the 50 kilometers make the outing more exciting. Beginner cross country skiers can even take a lesson, with hot cocoa and a s’more by the fire to finish a perfect afternoon. Some consider Mt. Van Hoevenberg to be the best cross country skiing in New York.
Whiteface Club and Resort
Also connected to the Jackrabbit Trail is the Whiteface Club. Accompanying their 15 kilometers of trails is a ski shop and ski rentals available. Plus, on Saturday nights, visit from 5-8 p.m., and your Lake Placid cross country skiing is on the house. Whiteface Lodge is one of the closest hotels near Whiteface Mountain, so it may be your best option if you don’t want to drive much to get there.
Lake Placid Resorts
If you are an experienced skier and prefer backcountry trails, don’t forget about the Keene-Keene Valley. After a long day of Lake Placid cross country skiing, return to Whiteface Lodge to warm up and fill up your empty stomach after a day of expending energy. Grab an apres ski at Peak 47 at the copper-topped bar, and retreat to your luxury suite to rest up after your day of vigorous skiing. For more information about accommodations, and other winter activities in Lake Placid, visit our website or give us a call at 518-523-0505.