January 2021, Issue 1
The Golden Arrow E-Newsletter
GA NEWS Inside this issue:
Skiing& Snowboarding ………….2
Skiing & Snowshoeing ………….2
Mirror Lake Activities …………..3
Olympic Venue Updates ……….3
Featured Business ………………4
New to Lake Placid ……………..4
What to do this winter
Joell Stetson - Marketing Director
Visiting Lake Placid in the winter is a magical experience. The snow-covered mountains and sparkling lights along Main Street will make you feel like you’re walking in a winter wonderland.
While this winter may look and feel a little different than years past, the Adirondacks are still the perfect place for an escape. There are so many outdoor adventures, from skiing and snowshoeing, to skating and sledding, you’ll never have a dull moment. Read on to see some of our top picks for what to do this winter in the Adirondacks.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Thinking of more than Whiteface
Whiteface tends to be one of the first things people think of when deciding on a winter trip to Lake Placid; either because they want to ski, or “I don’t ski, what else is there to do?”
For those looking to ski, Whiteface has limited lift tickets this year due to COVID-19. Lift tickets MUST BE purchased in advance. So, if you’re coming solely to ski, make sure you check the status of tickets first.
The good news is, Whiteface is not the only option!
Mt. Pisgah in Saranac Lake is a classic “small town” Adirondack skiing spot. The gentle slopes, dedicated staff, and welcoming atmosphere make it especially inviting for family skiing. Bonus, tickets are only $20 during the week, AND they also have tubing!
There is also Titus Mountain an hour north of us. Titus is smaller than Whiteface, but larger than Mount Pisgah with more ski trails. Tubing is also available.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
A great way to experience the ADKS
For those who don’t want to sail down the mountain, perhaps a trek through the woods is more your speed. Hit up a ski center like Cascade Ski Center or Mt. Van Hoevenberg for groomed trails.
Looking for something free? Bring your skis or snowshoes over to the Flume Trails for 10 miles of trails that give you mountain views, a walk in the woods, and waterfalls!
Olympic Venue Updates
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Mt. Van Hoevenberg has seen a major facelift over the past year. A new hub – Mountain Pass Lodge, features retail spaces, food service, showers, lockers, a rock-climbing wall, and more!
On the sliding center side, they are constructing the only indoor push-start facility for bobsled and skeleton in the United States.
They have also created North America’s longest mountain coaster, The Cliffside Coaster (available weekends – prepurchasing tickets is highly recommended as they sell out very quickly!)
Lastly, on the nordic center side, they have added 4km of World Championship rate trails, joining the existing 50km of cross country skiing trails!
Mirror Lake Activities
Just steps out our back door
Mother Nature is finally starting to show Mirror Lake some love and as of January 8th, our rink is ready for skating! Dog sledding also started on the 9th and will run Thursdays-Sundays & Holidays.
The Toboggan Chute, just a short walk away, is aiming to open in February.
Looking for even more on what to do this winter? Read our full list!
The premier multi-use fitness boutique in Lake Placid, NY. The Studio offers group and private sessions for Pilates, Yoga, and Aerial Dance, as well as bookings for private parties and events.
Treat yourself with our Mind•Body•Soul add-on that features a 60-minute class at The Studio, plus one app and one drink from Generations, and $20 in Resort Dollars.
New to Lake Placid
Origin Coffee has come to Lake Placid! They’ve had a shop in Saranac Lake since 2015 and now they have a spot across from the Oval, next door to The Studio Upstate (how convenient!) They offer cold & hot coffee and tea, made-to-order sandwiches, and delicious baked goods – try a cinnamon roll, you won’t regret it!
A fun, trendy new spot featuring customized doughnuts, gourmet hot dogs, and artisan hot cocoas.