The leaves are starting to fall, and that means the snow is not far behind. Winter is a magical time in Lake Placid. A layer of snow covers the town turning it into a winter wonderland. Being a town made for winter, the recreational opportunities are endless. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, snowshoer, cross-country skier, or whatever suits you, Lake Placid has everything you could need. From the best mountains to winter rentals Whiteface Mountain NY will make your winter expectations come true.
Whiteface Mountain NY is the fifth-highest mountain in New York, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. The mountain’s east slope is home to the ski area which hosted the alpine skiing competitions of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Whiteface’s highest lift goes to 4,386 feet and offers a vertical drop of 3,166 ft to the base area which is at 1,220 ft. Whiteface is the host to the greatest continuous vertical drop in eastern North America at 3,430 feet. This is higher than Aspen in Colorado; Snowbird in Utah; Killington in Vermont, and so many more! Whiteface is known for its beautiful panoramic scenery and technical terrain. You will find there are skiing and snowboarding trails for all ages and abilities.
Not only are there endless skiing and snowboarding opportunities but you can go on an adventure in the Adirondack wilderness by taking a dog-sled tour or maybe go snowshoeing through the mountains. If you are looking for something more thrilling try out ice climbing. Challenge yourself on a 1,000 foot climb up a sheer ice wall or a two-hour recreational lesson with a licensed guide. Whether you are coming for a ski trip or a winter adventure, Lake Placid has all your winter needs.
Whiteface Lodge offers the perfect accommodations for your winter getaway. Warm up by the fireplace in your suite or enjoy a glass of wine and a hot meal in the Kanu Lounge. After all the exciting exploration relax at the spa and refresh for the next day’s adventures. We even offer our own winter fun with an ice skating rink. Enjoy the winter season at The Whiteface Lodge. Perfect for getting out and hitting the slopes or relaxing and cuddling up from the winter cold. Call us today to reserve your stay for your Whiteface Mountain NY getaway.