After fun holiday family gatherings, keep the bright spirits going, with a Lake Placid winter getaway at our beautiful Grand Adirondack Hotel. 

Family Fun on the Ice

Lace-up your skates and get on the ice! Whether you’re looking for a challenging climb up a sheer wall of ice or a two-hour lesson with a licensed guide, Lake Placid offers a variety of ice climbing options that cater to both experts and beginners, as well as everyone in between. Ice Climbing is the perfect way to get your fill of winter outdoor activities. If you’ve rock climbed in the Adirondack Mountains in the summer, you’ll find ice climbing to be just as thrilling. Weather depending, you’ll find spots where you can both rock and ice climb.

If you’d rather skate on the ice than climb it, you’re in luck because our Lake Placid winter offers plenty of skating options. From indoor rinks to frozen lakes, you could also head to the Olympic Oval. For a glimpse of Olympic Skating history, or to practice on Olympic ice. Skate rentals are available on-site along with a fire pit in the center to warm up. If you’ve been looking for the best skating rink to teach your kids to ice skate, look no further than our neighborhood!

man dogsledding on a snowy hill

Lake Placid Winter Fun

When Mirror Lake freezes over, mushers set up shop along Main Street. Visitors and locals alike both pay the driver directly to experience an authentic dog sled across the frozen lake. Although some people worry about having that much pressure on an icy lake in New York, the drivers are continually checking the thickness of the ice to ensure the safety of both their dogs and passengers. We hope you get to experience this exciting activity on your Lake Placid winter getaway. Book your stay with us at Grand Adirondack Hotel today!