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. They will not open until there is at least 12 inches of ice. 

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


$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.

45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Open Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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

Timed reservations are highly encouraged as they speed up the check in process and give you more time to explore your wild side.

$22 adults | $13 youth | 4 & under FREE

Wild Lights is back! 
Fridays & Saturdays 5pm-8pm
November 25, 2022 through February 25, 2023
Plus special holiday hours

Pricing: Adults $10 | Youth $5
Children 4 and under are free

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 not included with regular day time (10am to 5pm) Wild Center admission and must be purchase separately

324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy Wilmington, NY 12997

Open Weekends through December 18, 2022
entrance closes at 2pm


Village of Lights

December 4, 11, 18-23, 26-30
entrance closes at 7pm

Downhill Skiing / Snowboarding

Whiteface Mountain

5021 Route 86 Wilmington, NY 12997

Mt. Pisgah

92 Mt Pisgah Lane Saranac Lake, 12983

2022/23 hours coming soon.

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 Welcome Center

4833 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946

The Adirondack Mountain Club’s Cascade Welcome Center is a year-round outdoor recreation and information center located between Keene and Lake Placid in the Adirondack Park. Featuring an information center building along Route 73 and a 12-mile trail network, Cascade Welcome Center is the Adirondack Park’s premier resource for visitor information and community-based recreation. 

4833 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946