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Five Reasons to Spend Presidents’ Day Weekend in Lake Placid, NY

Published: 02/02/2017

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.

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 and learn about Lake Placid's Olympic history at the Olympic Museum. On President's Day Weekend, catch the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Starts in concert and watch North America's best freestyle athletes twist and flip through the air at the Olympic Jumping Complex.

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 an 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.

You can eat your way through the weekend.

Mexican? Check. Italian? Check. Chinese? Check. Vegan, steak, seafood? 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 right next to High Peaks Resort.

You deserve a getaway.

Maybe you're caught up in a crazy work grind. Maybe you're sick of politics 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.