Sledding, Tubing, and Tobogganing
The first winter resort
Many people think of Lake Placid as the "Olympic Village" because we're known for hosting two Olympic Winter Games: 1932 and 1980. But, what many don't realize is that we hosted the games because we've been playing in the snow for over 100 years. In fact, we're the nation's first winter resort!
In the winter, parents can bundle their children in snowsuits and send them outside with a sled to play off some of their limitless energy. And, adults can grab their gear and work off some of their own energy by joining in the fun!
Fast and extreme — we know how to play in the snow!
In Lake Placid, we like to kick it up a notch. Sledding hills can be much larger than the usual backyard hill, and what other town maintains its own toboggan chute - sending riders hurtling across the frozen lake? Check out this blog if you're looking for a little preview of what to expect on this extreme downhill ride. Needless to say, Lake Placid continues to be a top winter destination that offers some of the best outdoor activities for the whole family.