a couple rides on a sled pulled by eight dogs on the lake.

Sled away

Grab your traveling partner and discover all the incredible outdoor fun to be had in Lake Placid! Start the day off with an early morning dog sled ride, perfect for two. Experience an authentic Adirondack tradition that lives on to this day. Mushers from the area gather across Mirror Lake, ready to take you on an exhilarating ride. If the ice isn’t thick enough, vendors will set up shop at the Horse Show Grounds. Regardless of where you ride, the rush is all the same! Feel the wind on your face as you race around Mirror Lake, pulled by an eight dog team! Bundle up in blankets provided in the sleigh, Learn about the intricacies of dog sledding, and enjoy a comfortable ride! Don’t forget to learn the dogs’ names of course.

A couple prepares to go on the Skyride.

See the sights

Climb to new heights with the Skyride, a state of the art gondola that follows the length of the Olympic ski jumps! Catch breathtaking views as you climb to the top in a comfortable enclosed cabin, away from wicked winds that come with new heights. Your journey ends at the glass observation deck at the top of the jumps, offering pristine views of the surrounding mountains, the ski jumps, and of course, Lake Placid! While you’re up there, read all about these structures’ olympic history, and get just an idea of how olympians and competitive ski jumpers scale these behemoth ramps year after year.  

a couple gets cozy by a campfire.


Experience Lake Placid’s winter après scene. Cozy fires can be found all around town, beckoning for you to grab a cup of hot cocoa and put your feet up. Lake Placid knows how important a hot meal and perfect ambiance are after a snow-filled day, so you’ll be sure to find plenty of cozy spots all around town to rest and discuss the fun of the day. Most lodges and eateries come prepared for the season with outdoor fireplaces, so you don’t even need to take off your snowsuit! Whether you just got done with a tiring day of skiing at Whiteface Lodge, or you spent all day with huskies on the Mirror Lake tundra, you’ll be sure to find tranquil peace at the end of the day.