Are you looking for a winter adventure? Look no further than Lake Placid, New York! Known for its amazing snow falls and mountains that lead to endless winter opportunity. Whether you are coming for a snowboarding/skiing getaway or are wanting to try a few different winter sports Grand Adirondack Hotel is your vacation destination. Located in the center of town with fantastic amenities your winter trip will be one to remember year after year.

Downhill Skiing & SNOWBOARDING

people skiing and snowboarding down a snowy mountain

Whiteface Mountain offers diverse terrain for beginners and expert and everyone in between. Whiteface Mountain boasts over 283 acres of skiable terrain, 86 trails and 11 lifts. Also, enjoy the Terrain Park with jumps, rails, jibs, and a US Air Bag for tricks with a soft landing. Whiteface is known for its beautiful panoramic scenery, technical terrain, and the greatest vertical drop at one of the legendary High Peaks. You will find there are skiing and snowboarding trails for all ages and abilities.

Need to rent skiing and snowboarding equipment to take on Whiteface? Check out the stores located right in Lake Placid. Experts at the shops will help you with whatever you need, whether it be alpine, nordic, sidecountry, or backcountry.

Cross-country Skiing

people skiing by Josie's Cabin sign in a snowy forest

Nordic skiing is the best ways to experience winter in Lake Placid. Not only do you get a workout in but you avoid the busy lines and lifts, and get to go at your own pace through the Adirondack wilderness. Enjoy groomed trails, backcountry skiing off trails and telemark skiing for the best of both worlds. Enjoy the sounds, sights, and scents of the Adirondack wilderness when you strap on a pair of skis and go cross-country skiing.

Whether you are coming to ski a marathon or a family spending an hour skiing on frozen Mirror Lake, the Adirondacks offer an endless variety of options for cross-country skiing in the Northeast. Take a look at all the trails and find one or a couple that fits your needs.

Ice Climbing

Girl climbing a frozen waterfall

Get ready for a different kind of adventure and get vertical! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, enjoy Lake Placid’s ice climbing. Challenge yourself on a 1,000 foot climb up a sheer ice wall or a two-hour recreational lesson with a licensed guide. Varying from easy access to remote climbs requiring a trek with snowshoes before you even get started climbing.

Like any other winter sport, planning, learning, and proper equipment are important to have a fun and rewarding climb. There is a lot of gear that comes with ice climbing such as mountaineering boots with crampons, ski goggles, gloves, ice axes, and much more. For your assistance, find a local Adirondack guide, that can clue you in on ice climbing best practices and gear you up for your adventure ahead.

This winter take the time to hit the slopes and shred some powder and then warm up at Grand Adirondack Hotel. Enjoy the centralized location our Hotel offers in the village of Lake Placid New York. With stunning views of Mirror Lake, the High Peaks, and Whiteface Mountain, you will never be far away from a great adventure. Whether you are looking to snowshoe, cross-country ski, or maybe dog sled, Lake Placid New York has more than one of your favorite winter outdoor activities.