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Experience a Winter Weekend in Lake Placid

Published: 12/13/2019

With unlimited outdoor recreation, a quintessential Main Street, and a unique mix of places to eat, Lake Placid is the perfect location for a winter adventure or a relaxing escape. From tree-lined trails and snow-capped mountain views, to sumptuous spa treatments and tasty meals, we have your trip planned! All you have to do is book the room.

Lake Placid Winter Itinerary

Friday Night

After checking-in to our Lake Placid resort, take a stroll down Main Street to the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery to sample the flavors of the season. With six beers on tap, there are plenty to choose from! While you're there, get a bite to eat from their pub menu. Spend the rest of your night enjoying a good movie at the Palace Theatre.

Saturday Morning and Afternoon

Take advantage of our bed & breakfast package and get breakfast each morning at Dancing Bears Restaurant. What will you try—the stuffed French toast or the eggs benedict? Now that you're fueled up, hit the slopes! Head to nearby Whiteface Mountain for a day of skiing or snowboarding. Prefer less vertical drop? Check out Cascade Cross Country Ski Center for a day of snowshoeing or cross country skiing—access to the trails is included with your stay at High Peaks Resort.

If you'd rather stay warm indoors, treat yourself at The Spa & Salon at High Peaks Resort. From massages and facials, to manicures and pedicures, indulge in a winter spa treatment. Then, get the whole family, and take a dip in our pools! Both the indoor pool at High Peaks Resort and the indoor pool at Lake House are open year-round.

Saturday Night

Sip a winter-inspired cocktail at the bar at Dancing Bears Restaurant during our daily happy hour from 4–7 p.m. Kick off some friendly competition in the Lake House Great Room where board are available for our guests' use.

Sunday Morning

Head across the street to ice skate on picturesque Mirror Lake. Also, at the lake try Norwegian Kicksledding—kick and push yourself along a two-mile loop on Mirror Lake using High Peaks Resort's complimentary authentic kicksleds. You might even see the Lake Placid dog sledding team zoom by!

Sunday Afternoon

Before departing back to reality, wander along Lake Placid's vibrant Main Street. Find the perfect Lake Placid souvenir at a local gift shop! Stop by the Lake Placid Olympic Museum to discover the history behind the Winter Games. If you want to visit more than one Olympic site for a discounted rate, purchase the Olympic Sites Passport. Winter passports can be purchased starting on Friday, November 29.

For additional places to explore this winter, check out our list of Lake Placid activities and events.

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 alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain
Ski Adirondacks

If you spend all summer dreaming of crisp powder and stunning views, then Whiteface Mountain should be on your winter agenda!