The ultimate winter destination
Host of not one but two Olympics, Lake Placid knows winter fun. Looking for your next winter adventure? We have tons of options. Strap on your snowshoes and hit the trails! In winter, our exceptional hiking trails switch over to snowshoeing, offering adventures winding through stunning forests where the trees are covered in snow and the air is crisp and clear. While you’re at it, get acquainted with our cross-country skiing trails as well! Lake Placid is stocked with plenty of tranquil trails suitable for smooth skiing all around!
Reach new heights with our Legacy sites! Over at the Olympic Jumping Complex, soar into the winter sky on the SkyRide gondola, whisking you up to the base of the ski jumping towers. If you’d like your skis to remain on the ground, head over to Whiteface Mountain for some of the most exhilarating Alpine Skiing in the east! Home to dramatic vertical drops, epic mountain views, and sweet après ski, Whiteface Mountain offers the best in snow fun, from double black diamonds for the bravest, to comfortable slopes just for beginners, get your gear and hit the slopes!
Invent your own perfect winter day
Discover all the ways to experience your perfect winter day in Lake Placid. Grab the family, bundle up, and head up north! There's something for everyone; the families of ski-bums, adventurous couples, empty nesters with a taste for winter fun, and more! If your perfect winter day includes a long nap by a toasty fireplace, we've got that too. From relaxing après ski to soaring heights, take a look at all the perfect winter days that everyone will enjoy.