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Every Vacation is a Ski Vacation

Do you count down the days until the first snowflakes fall, waiting for the moment you can grab your skis and hit the slopes? Us too!

Winter in the Adirondack Mountains means snow-filled days in the fresh mountain air followed by cozy nights in front of a crackling fire. Don't just take our word for it, check it out for yourself! Here are some of our favorite ski spots and winter experiences.

Adirondack Winter Experiences

Downhill Skiing

With the greatest vertical drop east of the Rocky Mountains, Whiteface Mountain is home to some serious skiing. Whether you like to explore the black diamonds or leisurely make your way down the green runs, there are trails for all levels of skiers. Pack up your gear, book your room, and head to Whiteface!

Cross-Country Skiing

Enjoy free access to the trails at Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center, included with your stay at Lake House. Don't worry, if you don't have your own equipment—you can rent cross-country skiing gear and snowshoes at the ski center. Located mere steps from the hotel, frozen Mirror Lake also provides the perfect backdrop for a day of cross-country skiing.


In addition to cross-country skiing, Mirror Lake features spectacular ice-skating with beautiful mountain views. Across from Mirror Lake, skate on smooth ice indoors at the Lake Placid Olympic Center or skate like an Olympian on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. Rentals are available.

Similar to ice-skating, try kicksledding with our complimentary Norwegian kicksleds. Kick and push yourself along the ice for a unique perspective to on-ice winter activities.


A ski vacation isn't complete without checking out the local scene. With a shop-lined Main Street alongside Mirror Lake, the Village of Lake Placid is a visitor's paradise. Get a hot chocolate from a local café and wander in and out of Adirondack shops, browsing for gifts for loved ones (and even yourself!). The winter wonderland atmosphere is sure to sweep you off your feet.

Après Ski

Whether you're a skier or not, enjoy après ski festivities at the Dancing Bears Restaurant. From carefully crafted cocktails to mouthwatering dishes, it's the perfect place to celebrate a great day in the Adirondacks.

Don't waste another day—book your Lake Placid ski vacation at Lake House, and start dreaming about zooming down the mountain!

Sunset through a set of wide bay windows
Sunset through a set of wide bay windows