Lake Placid’s Whiteface Ski Resort has earned Ski Magazine’s no. 1 ranking among eastern United States ski resorts several times. Also Whiteface is considered one of the top ski resorts in all of Eastern North America, after Quebec’s Mont Tremblant.
Whiteface Mountain has a 3,430-foot vertical drop that’s the biggest in the East and has enhanced its lifts, trials, grooming, and snowmaking. While the mountain itself gets rave reviews readers called it “a Western mountain in the East” and noted that it had “no Vermont crowds” the village of Lake Placid and town of Wilmington and their off-mountain activities are what make it ideal for couples to visit.
Site of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is home to an Olympic Center that houses the Winter Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. The museum celebrates Lake Placid as the birthplace of winter sports competition in America. Its exhibits include original sports equipment, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and videos.
If action is more your style, you can take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, site of the bobsled, luge, cross country skiing, and biathlon events during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
Or ride the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute on Mirror Lake. Other off-hill activities range from bobsled rides, cross country skiing, and skating to shopping and live concerts. The area also earns high marks for dining, après-ski, and scenery.
Nestled within the Adirondack Park’s six million acres of natural beauty, Lake Placid is paradise for the outdoor enthusiast, the adventurous heart and the romantic soul. Offering endless opportunities, attractions, shopping, dining, and family activities, Lake Placid encourages you to invent your own perfect day.
We recommend trying something new, whether it’s scaling one of the High Peaks, skiing or boarding down the highest vertical drop in the East at Whiteface Mountain, or simply strolling down Main Street mingling with local shopkeepers.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find the atmosphere here is liberating… because Lake Placid is more than pristine waters and majestic Adirondack Mountains. It’s a real community filled with passionate people who are united by shared interests, a common perspective and immense enthusiasm for the beautiful area they inhabit.
You’ll find the mood is infectious and your stay in Lake Placid will be invigorating.
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