'Tis the season It’s been getting fairly cold lately, but that’s okay with me — because it’s a sign that the holidays are just around the corner. This will be my first holiday season spent in Lake Placid, filled with family, friends, and a bunch of holiday adventures. I’m really looking forward to it! I’ve been researching all the options of things to do — and there’s a lot to choose from. My out-of-town family members have already checked out the rental houses in town, and are planning to join me for a week of fun right at the beginning of December. So far my list of must-do activities... continue reading
Shoka’s day out was a huge hit in Lake Placid. This little husky stole the spotlight wherever she went. She is a 4-and-a-half-month old with an abundance of energy who recently traveled to experience Lake Placid and all it has to offer the four-legged world. To her owners' delight, Shoka encountered more adventure than expected due to the dog-friendly atmosphere of the region.  First Stop: Lake Placid  Shoka packed the essentials and was ready for anything. She may have even had a few extra bones packed because, after all, it is a vacation. She hit the road with her humans and embarked on... continue reading
Underrated Activities When we think of the Adirondacks we often think of all the awesome outdoor activities. So, this week, we decided to focus on the more lesser-known or underrated activities that are available.  Living in the Lake Placid Region I feel like I'm pretty well-rounded: I make my way outside to enjoy nature at minimum a few days a week; I can shop on Main Street or grab dinner at one of our many restaurants whenever the mood strikes; I take in as many of the free music and cultural events as my schedule allows. I am always on the go.  And that, my friends, is exactly what... continue reading
4 UPgrades at Whiteface for all 3 DOWNhill Skill LevelsWhiteface Mountain is giving the gift of snow this holiday season in the form of 35 new energy efficient snow guns, and more ski terrain with the addition of a new brand new expert glade trail, “Rand’s Last Stand.” Whether you’re a novice, intermediate, expert or park-goer, there is something new for each ability level and trail level.35 new efficient low energy snow gunsThese new snow guns are distributed among Green Circle, Blue Square and Black Diamond trails.  Beginners will love learning on the pristine snow of Easy Street. ... continue reading
Relax, You're in Lake Placid NYAwaken Your SensesTaking a mindful approach to exploring Lake Placid and the High Peaks Region means getting out of our fast pace habits - there is so much to see and do in our area visitors can sometimes feel overwhelmed.  Finding balance is an easy thing to do while visiting Lake Placid, and to each of us the definition of balance is different. Your peace may include a quiet cabin on the lake, majestic mountains in the background and glass of wine by the fire. It may also mean speeding down the Olympic track in a bobsled, or skiing The Slides at Whiteface. The... continue reading
The Adirondack’s busiest weekend of the year is almost upon us. Both Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving always occur on the same weekend in October - this year October 11 - 14. It’s kind of like the “last hurrah” of the busy summer/fall season with visitors getting in their last long weekend before the November and December holidays. Visitors will swarm the region this coming weekend and we are ready and waiting for them!  In addition to the multitude of activities available to visitors, there will be a full schedule of entertaining events as well. From live music at area establishments... continue reading
This week in the High Peaks Region around Lake Placid the foliage is just past peak - about normal for this week. The predominant colors now are yellows, golds and oranges of the Oaks, Maples, Beech, Poplars and Birch, with scattered brilliant red Sugar Maples.  As we descend in elevation, the foliage gradually backs away from peak. Keene and Keene Valley should be experiencing peak conditions soon, if not this coming weekend. The Lake Champlain Region is in its early stages of color change, reporting approximately 30 - 50% change, depending on elevation, the higher elevations being further... continue reading
A great way to help budget your ski vacation to Whiteface Mountain Ski Area is to take advantage of the ski and stay packages. Whether you are looking for a Lake Placid Resort stay, a stay across from Whiteface Mountain, a comfortable motel, or a cozy B & B there are a variety of packages to create an enjoyable mountain experience. Area lodging properties create their own unique packages. Below are three ways to find a package that works for you.View the list of available Whiteface Mountain Ski and Ride Packages.Search by date* - using the LakePlacid.com Online Reservation Service to see... continue reading
Arriving at Whiteface Mountain Ski Area there is a variety of options and convinces to start your day off smooth. The first actually starts in Lake Placid and Wilmington with the Whiteface Mountain Valley Shuttle Service offering several pick-up locations in Lake Placid and Wilmington with curbside drop-off and pick-up at the Whiteface Mountain Main Lodge.   Driving to Whiteface there are a few options upon entering the ski area. First, you will be greeted by parking attendants guiding you where to best park your vehicle. There are three main lots before you reach the lodge, the earlier... continue reading
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