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Planning the Perfect Adirondack Getaway

Winter is magical in the Adirondacks. Covered in a blanket of snow or cascades of ice, everything glimmers and shimmers with the season, the cold temperatures are the perfect complement to outdoor exploration, and inside everything hums with cozy warmth. I love watching people fall in love with the Adirondack Mountains, and with over 15 years in hospitality, I get to do it often. This year feels different, though. While many have adjusted to life during a pandemic, it can be extra difficult to navigate, so I wanted to share my best advice for ensuring you'll fall in love with your Adirondack getaway and the mountains themselves!

Published: 02/02/2021

Book Early & Make a Plan

I get the thrill of taking off on a whirlwind adventure, but I think we've all had enough whirling for now. This year, many of the recreation areas, including Whiteface Mountain, require reservations and/or have limited capacity which is why our top piece of advice is to have a plan. It may not seem as romantic as a spur of the moment getaway but just think of the bonus points you'd get when your partner knows that you spent time going over every detail to make sure everything went perfectly!

Midweek Flexibility Means Big Opportunities

Midweek has always been quieter than weekends and this year that works out especially in your favor. You're less likely to be faced with capacity restrictions on your favorite activities and social distancing becomes much easier and more stress-free.

Utilize Local Resources

We, Adirondack locals, want all of our guests to experience the best of what we have to offer and we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all recipe for Adirondack adventure. Maybe you want to know some off the beaten track snowshoe trails, or maybe you want to go on an antiquing adventure. Our region has some great resources that will make planning your winter adventure super easy!

Work from Here, School from Here

Make the best of a weird situation by taking advantage of remote work and distance learning. Our newly renovated guest rooms offer a warm and welcoming ambiance that is perfect for focus and our expansive campus makes it easy to make High Peaks Resort your executive office this winter.

Property Outlets

When you're on a workation, it's important to have everything you need right at your fingertips so you can only be distracted when you want to be. With our ideal location on the corner of Main Street and Saranac Avenue you have easy access to a frozen Mirror Lake for a quick snowshoe trip, Main Street for a little retail therapy, and Dancing Bears Restaurant for both seated and to-go dining.

Get Outside

We're all feeling like it's more urgent than ever to get outside. The Adirondack Mountains offer an abundance of fresh air and High Peaks Resort offers you the perfect opportunity to get out and explore; every visit includes complimentary admission to Cascade Ski Center and guests have access to complimentary snowshoes at the High Peaks Resort Guest Services desk. Want to kick your adrenaline up a notch?  Consider fat tire bike rental with High Peaks Cyclery. Do you like to know how things work? Naturalist and Adirondack Guide, and front-runner for most interesting man in the Adirondacks, Ed Kanze can help you take an adventure and turn it into the most fascinating exploration of the natural world.

With a little flexibility and planning, you can experience everything that makes winter wonderful. Book your stay to start a year of adventure in the Adirondack Mountains.

Family Cross country skiing
Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Package

Enjoy 20km of groomed cross-country ski trails at Cascade Ski Center included with your rate.

man jumping in waterfront pool
Your Home in the Adirondacks

Plan your home office away from home office getaway at High Peaks Resort and enjoy this whole working remote thing for a change!