Lake Placid, NY, is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but the city really comes alive in the winter. Lake Placid, NY, is a mecca for outdoor winter activities; there’s a reason it was selected to host the first Winter Olympic Games in the U.S. If you want to enjoy the winter season, there’s no better place to visit. If you still need convincing, the team at the Whiteface Lodge has put together a guide of what you can expect on a winter getaway to Lake Placid, NY.

Cold Temperatures

If you’re visiting Lake Placid, NY, in the winter, be prepared for chilly temperatures. In the wintertime, high temperatures are in the mid to low 30s. It’s going to be cold when you visit. However, that doesn’t take away from all of the fun you’ll have. If you really get cold, warm up by a fire; the Whiteface Lodge offers in-suite fireplaces to help warm you up.


In addition to the cold weather, you can also expect Lake Placid, NY, to be covered in snow on your winter getaway. However, that snow helps make the area look even more beautiful and allows visitors and locals alike to enjoy fun winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing. 

Fun Winter Activities

There are so many exciting winter activities to choose from in Lake Placid, NY. One of the best ways to experience winter in Lake Placid, NY, is by skiing. Downhill skiers can take on the East Coast’s highest vertical drop at Whiteface Mountain. If cross country skiing is more to your liking, there are acres and acres of trails to explore, including our own snowcovered grounds.

Another popular winter activity is snowshoeing. Like cross country skiing, there are tons of trails for you to discover. Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to take in all of Lake Placid’s gorgeous winter scenery.

You can also enjoy the fresh mountain air as you glide across the ice on skates. At the Whiteface Lodge, we have our own ice skating rink. Take a spin at our rink with complimentary skates. Afterward, you can warm up in the courtyard or clubhouse for a campfire and s’mores. 

As far as winter activities in Lake Placid, NY, these are just a few of the many options available to you. There’s also snowboarding, curling, sledding, and more. You will never run out of fun winter activities to enjoy when you visit Lake Placid, NY.

Incredible Lodging at the Best Resort in Lake Placid, NY

Another thing you can expect on your winter vacation to Lake Placid, NY, is fantastic lodging at the Whiteface Lodge. Our resort in Lake Placid, NY, features luxurious accommodations. We also offer fun on-site activities, delicious dining options, a top-rated spa, and more. We’d love to host your winter getaway to Lake Placid, NY; to stay with us, please call us at 518-523-0505.