There’s a reason Lake Placid has hosted two Winter Olympic Games; this winter wonderland is the perfect place to embrace cool temperatures and embark on some winter activities. One of the most popular winter activities in Lake Placid is snowboarding. Whiteface Mountain, one of the highest mountains in the Adirondacks, is a legendary place to shred powder snowboarding.
Whether you’re new to snowboarding or a seasoned pro, you’ll have a blast in Lake Placid. To help you get started, the team at the Whiteface Lodge has created a guide on snowboarding in Lake Placid.
Where to Get Snowboarding Gear in Lake Placid
So you’ve decided to try your hand at snowboarding in Lake Placid, cheers! You’ll be zipping down runs at Whiteface Mountain in no time. However, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper equipment first. Of course, you’ll need a board, bindings, boots, helmet, and other winter gear to keep you warm.
If you have your own snowboarding equipment, great, but if not, there are plenty of places to buy or rent in Lake Placid. Lake Placid Ski and Board is just a five-minute drive from the Whiteface Lodge and has all the equipment you need. Alternatively, you can rent from the Rossignol Experience Center at Whiteface Mountain; however, keep in mind that rentals should be reserved online in advance of your visit.
Snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain
The best place to snowboard in Lake Placid is Whiteface Mountain. Here, visitors are dazzled by the mountain’s wide breadth of variety; Whiteface Mountain is home to 90 unique trails. Plus, if you’re looking to catch some air, there are five terrain parks for riders to enjoy.
Another reason why Whiteface Mountain is such a highly regarded spot for snowboarding is the vertical drop. Whiteface Mountain has the most significant vertical drop East of the Rocky Mountains. That means instead of wasting time riding the lifts, you’ll enjoy more time on your runs.
There is a ton to explore at Whiteface Mountain, it’s impossible to snowboard through all of the trails in a single day, so it’s important to use your time wisely. Beginners should start off at the Bear Den Lodge; training programs and lessons are offered here, and the terrain is suitable for learning how to snowboard.
For the more experienced riders, start at the Base Lodge. From here, you’ll have access to a wide variety of trails to explore. Keep in mind that the runs tend to get more narrow and challenging the higher you go; be sure to test your limits before heading up to the peaks.
Enjoy World-Class Snowboarding in Lake Placid
You can stay near Whiteface Mountain and all of the snowboarding fun it has to offer at the Whiteface Lodge. Our luxurious Adirondack lodge is the ideal place to relax after a long day of snowboarding. To book your stay at our Lake Placid resort, please check availability online or give us a call at 518-523-0505.