Adirondack Winter Adventure

Lake Placid is often referred to as the winter sports capital – and for good reason – there’s so much to do in the snowy months! Whether you are in to skiing, skating, or dog sled rides, here are our top picks for a fun Adirondack winter adventure! 

Don’t forget to be prepared. The weather can change in an instant. Read these helpful tips from our friends at ROOST to make sure your fun adventure is also a safe one!

On the Lake

Please use caution when on the frozen lake.

Ice Fish with guide Rich Garfield

Ice fishing

Bundle up and spend a day on a scenic Adirondack lake learning the basics of ice fishing and enjoying the fresh mountain air with guide Rich



We clear off a section of ice by the hotel for a rink to skate or play some pickup hockey.

Bring your own skates or rent some next door at Locker Room 5

Kids lace up their skates on Mirror Lake
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Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding is by Lake Placid Dog Sledding and is an independent company from the Golden Arrow.

Availability is subject to change without notice.

Hours: Thursday – Sunday + holidays

10am – 4pm (ish)

$20 per person – cash only

first-come first-served, no reservations

Toboggan Chute

The toboggan chute is operated by the Town of North Elba. It is not open yet as the ice is not thick enough.


This is a weather permitting attraction.
Availability is subject to change without notice.

Hours: TBD

$15 Adults | $10 Students – cash only

first-come first-served, no reservations

Family Friendly Venues

Please visit venue’s websites or social media pages for changes in hours and availability.

The Wild Center

45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Reservations are limited and masks/social distancing are required.  All guests and members must have timed reservations.

Enjoy trails with free snowshoe or kicksled rentals, explore Winter Wild Walk, or drop by and say hello to the otters. 

Reservations are required for all guests, including members.

$20 adults | $12 youth | 4 & under FREE

Wild Lights is back! 
Fridays & Saturdays 5pm-7pm
November 26 through February 26, 2022

Wander into the enchanting, illuminated winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc.. Thousands of lights transform the campus into a twinkling, family-friendly experience that is sure to become a holiday tradition for North Country families. Guests will bask in the glow of thousands of lights as they experience, for the first time, Wild Walk after dark.  Then, stroll through Forest Music to surround yourself with immersive music and lights—curated specifically for the quarter-mile looped trail.

Wild Lights is included with regular day-time Wild Center reservations.

Wild Lights-only reservations are also available
$10 adults | $5 youth

Santa's Workshop

324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy Wilmington, NY 12997

Open Weekends through December 19th.

entrance closes at 2pm


Village of Lights

December 5, 12, 19-23, 26-30
4:30 – 8pm
entrance closes at 7pm

Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding

Whiteface Mountain

5021 Route 86 Wilmington, NY 12997

Mt. Pisgah

92 Mt Pisgah Lane Saranac Lake, 12983

Tuesday through Friday 3:30-8PM

Saturday through Sunday 10AM-4PM

Holiday hours may vary

A classic “small town” Adirondack skiing spot. The gentle slopes, dedicated staff, and welcoming atmosphere make it especially inviting for family skiing and tubing.

Titus Mountain

215 Johnson Road Malone, NY 12953

Check the Daily Conditions Report for open/close status

About an hour northwest of us, Titus is smaller than Whiteface, but larger than Mount Pisgah with more ski trails.
Tubing is also available.

Cross Country Skiing/Snowboarding

Ski Centers

Mt. Van Hoevenberg

220 Bobsled Run Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946

5km of World Championship rated cross-country trails + the best snowmaking in North America

220 Bobsled Run Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Cascade Ski Center

4833 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Full service cross country ski center featuring 20 KM of groomed trails & the region’s most complete Nordic shop.

4833 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946