Ice Climbing

If you're a winter outdoor recreationist you're in for a great January in Lake Placid! We've got some awesome events spread out through the month, all but one taking place outdoors.  Extreme outdoor films will blow you away The one event exception that's not taking place in an outdoor venue is the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which is ABOUT the great outdoors, but obviously takes place in a theater. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts plays host to the annual festival celebrating the extremists of outdoor sports around the world. After viewing the clips on the BMFF... continue reading
... and eat it too!! Is it inevitable to gain weight during the holidays? This has typically been the season of mashed potatoes, pies, cookies, stuffing, cheese, bread, cakes and more of what we don’t need to eat. The five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are like navigating a spring cow pasture. Let’s face it, this is the time of year to enjoy family, friends and food, and depriving yourself shouldn’t have to be an option. In the words of Julia Child, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” I am professing that we CAN have our cake and eat it too!!   ... continue reading
Tips from the Experts Tis’ the season for cold weather activities! I am by no means an extreme sports junkie but it is pretty cool to meet one. One of our winter features is Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School. The manager of the climbing school Matt Wiech, allowed me to pick his brain about a sport that I know little about. When Matt started climbing in 1996, he ended up coming to the Adirondacks with mentors to use the wonderful climbing terrain we have here. By 2004, Matt was a New York State Licensed Guide. After coming up here throughout the years like many... continue reading

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