Lake Placid is one of the most established and enjoyable winter playgrounds in the United States, with a walkable downtown where you’re never far from nature. Home to two Winter Olympics games in 1932 and 1980 this alpine village remains a magnet for world-class athletes today.
From skiing and snowboarding on Whiteface Mountain to ice-skating around the scenic Mirror Lake under the watchful gaze of McKenzie Mountain, it’s impossible to be bored in Lake Placid. For those looking for something a bit different, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails offer a pleasant alternative to the slopes while also providing panoramic views of the Adirondack Mountains. Back in town, if you want to take a break from the action, there are plenty of places to relax and take in the breathtaking views.