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While the world’s most elite athletes compete in the Winter Olympics, you can compete in a way of your own. We challenge you to invent your own perfect day in the famous Olympic city of New York, Lake Placid! And we all know that all perfect days include time in the mountains, gliding on corduroys or fresh powder. Sure, summer is great, with refreshing lakes and stunning green landscapes, but winter lends an irresistible charm to the whole landscape. Some of that charm is on the totally real, down-to-earth slopes of Whiteface Mountain. Trust us, you don’t want to be just a spectator this winter!
What better place to get up close to the action than Whiteface Mountain. This legendary mountain boasts the highest vertical drop in the East, but you don’t need to tackle the double black diamonds to experience some of the best skiing and riding in New York State. Everyone from the most experienced to beginners will find suitable terrain – in fact, there are nearly 300 skiable acres. New this winter, many improvements have been made to the station. Lifts are upgraded to speed up the climbs, a new lodge with modern amenities is open for a lunch break, and snowmaking improvements help make this a mountain not to be missed.
Lake Placid has a lot to offer
But your winter getaway doesn’t need to be entirely at Whiteface. Lake Placid has a lot to offer afterwards. A main street filled with shops, 5-star restaurants and access to 6 million acres of outdoor adventure awaits. Experience classic winter activities with a Lake Placid twist: toboggan on a frozen lake, take a dogsled ride with the High Peaks in the background, or warm up with a hot chocolate by a fire. Between a trip to Whiteface and relaxing downtown, be sure to visit other Olympic venues where you can ice skate, cross-country ski or even bobsled.
The best part of Lake Placid is that there are so many opportunities to have fun. Honestly, if they handed out winter vacation golds, Lake Placid would win them all. Make sure you have the coolest winter yet by inventing your own perfect winter getaway in Lake Placid this season!