As the host of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Lake Placid is America’s original cold weather retreat. Whether you’re racing down the slopes, strapping on your skates or warming up with some much-needed pampering and relaxation, it’s got everything you want in a winter vacation.
Skis, snowboards and even bobsleds – there are a lot of ways to dash through the snow. Lake Placid offers Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bobsledding, skating, snowboarding and ice climbing. Its close access to Whiteface Mountain and top-of-the-line Olympic facilities makes it the ultimate destination for any winter sport you can imagine.
When the picturesque Mirror Lake freezes over, you can enjoy outdoor skating, a toboggan chute and even dog sled rides. Looking for more activities that will let you take in the gorgeous winter surroundings? Winter hiking and snowshoeing will get you up close to the natural wonders of the area, and the Skyride gondola to the Olympic Jumping Complex will give you a bird’s eye view of the Adirondacks. There are options for the whole family.
Winter on Main Street
After a long day of carving up the slopes, unwind in downtown Lake Placid. This charming area is extra-scenic in winter, when it’s frosted with snow and the whole town comes alive. You’ll easily find a roaring fireplace to cozy up to with a mug of hot chocolate, plus plenty of mealtime options including farm-to-table dining, sweet treats, fresh seafood and breweries.
In need of some self care? You can’t throw a snowball without hitting a spa or salon. Try a deep Swedish massage, aromatherapy, a salt room session, skin treatments and more. There’s no better way to leave your vacation feeling completely rejuvenated.
Start planning your Lake Placid vacation today.