It's all downhill from here

In Lake Placid, we take winter fun seriously. No matter your choice of ride, we have the excitement and the altitude you've been dreaming of!

You'll want to check out Lake Placid's famous toboggan chute, a converted ski jump trestle. At 30 feet high, it's the best fun going and sends riders coasting 1,000 feet or more across frozen Mirror Lake. For added thrills, visit nearby Mount Pisgah for some epic snow tubing, where you'll find two runs and a rope tow back to the top of the slope. 

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute

The Lake Placid toboggan chute, operated by the North Elba Park District, is located at 31 Parkside Drive, adjacent to the US Post Office.

Some things to know before you go:

  • The North Elba Park District will determine when it is safe to open the toboggan chute. There needs to be at least 12 inches of ice before opening, which may not occur until the first week in February.
  • The toboggan chute is open for operation only when the weather permits.
  • Dress appropriately for winter outdoor adventure. It is recommended that you wear durable pants that can withstand some friction when sliding down the chute (not your expensive ski pants).
  • The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students and includes toboggan rental and unlimited rides per session. Each toboggan can hold 2-4 people.
  • Reservations are not needed. Purchase tickets on-site. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the toboggan chute.
  • Visit the North Elba Park District's toboggan chute website or email: to check for additional information and hours of operation.


A couple sits on toboggans at the top of the Lake Placid toboggan chute
A man hauls a toboggan to the top of the Lake Placid toboggan chute.
A view of the Lake Placid toboggan chute from frozen Mirror Lake
Two small kids smile as they slide down a hill on a plastic sled
A child sits in a snow tube that is being pulled to the top of a sledding hill by tow rope


Results for "Sledding, Tubing, and Tobogganing"

Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park
Elm Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

There is playground equipment and a sledding hill that is walking distance from Main Street.

Mirror Lake - Winter
Lake Placid
(518) 523-2584

Lake Placid is a village in the mountains, and few things make that more evident than Mirror Lake. Sparkling in the winter snow, it beckon from behind the downtown buildings, as visitors and locals explore the frozen lake while taking in great views.

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute
Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2591

Open only in the winter, this 30-foot high structure sends toboggans down an ice-covered chute onto frozen Mirror Lake.

Wilmington Youth Center
Park Lane, Wilmington
(518) 946-2255

Free skating, weather permitting, with Whiteface Mountain as a backdrop. Open from sunrise to 10:00pm daily. Enjoy the sledding/tubing hill at the Youth Center. Free to the public.

Tubing at Mt. Pisgah
92 Mt Pisgah Road, Saranac Lake

The wonderful slopes of Mt. Pisgah aren't just for skiers! Winter adventurers of all ages love the tubing hill, which offers a convenient rope tow, getting you back to the summit faster, for more trips down the snowy slides!