Five Reasons to Spend Presidents’ Week in Lake Placid, NY

The skiing and boarding is sublime.
Whether you're carving fresh powder, zooming down perfectly groomed trails, or warming up over cocoa in the lodge, you're in for an amazing ski experience at Whiteface Mountain. Take advantage of the mountain's dedicated learn-to-ski center, complete with child care, and enjoy skiing the greatest vertical drop in the East. Or if you don't want to spend all day at the mountain and you're looking for a small-town ski hill, Mount Pisgah is the perfect way to get a few runs in without the full-day commitment.

This place was made for winter fun.
If skiing isn't your thing, never fear. There are tons of ways to enjoy Lake Placid. Get outside on skates or snowshoes—you can even dogsled across frozen Mirror Lake! Head to the Olympic Center, where you can skate on the Olympic Oval or visit the Olympic Jumping Complex and view Lake Placid from the top of the iconic ski jumps. The fun doesn't end when the sun goes down, though. Take a drive over to the Wild Center for the incredible Wild Lights, which takes the incredible WIld Walk, Stickworks, and Forest Music exhibits and turns them into a wonderland of light and sound, twinkling lights, and specially composed music to immerse you in the illuminated forest.

You can stay at the High Peaks Resort.
Sophisticated, cozy, convenient—get it all at High Peaks Resort. Guests can choose from three unique lodging experiences. Enjoy contemporary, comfortable rooms at the Resort, a mid-century modern retreat and après-ski feel at the Lake House, and extraordinary access to gleaming Mirror Lake at the Waterfront Collection. Plus High Peaks is a pet-friendly resort—which means you can bring your favorite four-legged friend on vacation, too. Even better? Your stay at High Peaks Resort includes complimentary snowshoe rental from our Guest Services desk.

You can eat your way through the weekend.
Mexican? Check. Italian? Check. Chinese? Check. Vegan, steak, seafood? Check, check, check! Whether you're looking for a family-friendly meal, a luxurious dining experience, or a quick coffee and a sweet treat, Lake Placid's wide variety of restaurants offer delicious food for everyone. For classic American pub food with a modern twist, check out Dancing Bears Restaurant, located on Main Street, Lake Placid, in High Peaks Resort.

You deserve a getaway.
Maybe you're caught up in a crazy work grind. Maybe you're sick of the non-stop news cycle and need to clear your head. Or maybe you just love skiing and snowboarding and want to experience winter to the fullest. Either way, a weekend getaway to the Adirondacks is just what you need. Our fresh mountain air and stunning scenery will do wonders for the spirit, and you'll return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Couple holding each other & walking by the lake in Peaks Resort

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Man golfing at Whiteface Club & Resort in autumn.

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