Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center
Pisgah, as it’s known in Saranac Lake, is a classic “small town” Adirondack skiing spot. The gentle slopes, dedicated staff, and welcoming atmosphere make it especially inviting for family skiing and tubing.
Over 100 acres of winter enjoyment to experience in any number of ways.
Lit up at night so the fun doesn’t have to end!
Alpine: Many green and blue trails for beginners out of the 15 skiable Alpine acres. The lift is a T-bar which allows skiers to choose the length of their run. Most of the runs have lights for night skiing. Vertical rise of 329 feet.
Tubing: This comes with all the thrills including taking you back up to the top with a rope tow. Two runs for inner tube “races” but we aren’t telling you which one is faster.
Snowboard: A great learning slope for those newbie shredders. Easy for parents to see how the children are doing.
Snowshoeing: 3.5 kilometers of snowshoe trails with beautiful vantage points to see the vistas. Mount Pisgah is well situated to view the MacKenzie Mountain Wilderness and the Saranac River.
Glade: 30 acres of glade skiing for the intermediate to advanced skier. This is advanced skiing in backwoods trails known for their deep powder and conifer forests.
Cross-country: 3.5 kilometers of cross country trails for the beginner to intermediate skier. Excellent choice before moving up to more challenging backcountry skiing.
Learning: Skiing and snowboarding lessons available for any skill level. Also PSIA-certified ski lessons. We cover five years old on up! Or try our six-week Learn to Ski package.
Lodge: Enjoy hot beverages and snacks near the centrally located, native stone, fireplace. Broad windows let you watch the skiers across the whole slope.
History: The Adirondacks pioneered winter recreation at the turn of the 20th century. Mount Pisgah was first created as a skiing spot in 1948. Snowmaking was added in 1952.
Where did the name come from? It was the peak where Moses first saw the Promised Land!