Lake Placid, New York

Imagine your perfect winter getaway: snowy rolling hills, majestic distant peaks, the sparkle of ice skating rinks, and a gorgeous town in the heart of it all. That's Lake Placid. Whether you're snowshoeing in the mountains or strolling through town, this is then place to invent your own perfect day. 

Completely Placid

Lake Placid is an opportunity to enjoy fresh, mountain air, and amazing views. Lakeside restaurants offer views of skaters and dogsled teams racing across the ice. For that perfect mountain-town evening, stroll quaint Main Street, warm up by a fire pit, attend a unique event, or spoil yourself by warming up at a spa.

Nature is never far from downtown. For everyone from families to couples, adventurers to those looking to relax, there are opportunities to spend time outside. Head out for a quiet cross-country ski, explore miles of snowshoe trails, or hit the slopes! Fuel up for any adventure at locally-loved and locally-owned restaurants and shops; they're all perfectly splendid. You'll find the best of everything right here!

Olympic-sized scenery

From rocky summits and riding a gondola over Olympic ski jumps to a mountain coaster on a historic Olympic mountainside, Lake Placid is known for its big views, big scenery, and big history. This, along with its charming, small town twist, is why we call it home. Check out any of our historic Olympic venues! To us, it's all perfect. Pay Lake Placid a visit for a memorable getaway and your own perfect day.

2023 World University Games

Lake Placid and the surrounding region are getting ready to welcome the world for the 2023 Lake Placid World University Games. The 11-day winter competition and festival will take place January 12-22, 2023, featuring 86 medal events in 12 winter sports. Tickets for the 2023 World University Games are now on sale! Don't wait or you'll miss your chance to watch collegiate athletes from around the world compete at historic sporting venues.