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Some Snow! Plenty of Activities Abound!

Greetings from your Winter Holiday destination!  We have been fielding a lot of phone calls as of late regarding the weather (or lack there of) thus far in the season.  FEAR NOT FRIENDS! The snow is here, more is coming, and just about everything is open! Whiteface Mountain and is forecasting snow for Christmas day, 12/27, 12/28, and that’s just as far as we can see at this point!  RICH YOUR NEWSCASTER and f ielding weather man at the moment (Yes, I am out doing the snow chant and hoping Jack Frost hears me and dumps inches and inches…he can be a little fickle at times…hehe).  Here is an awesome list of winter venues and activities that we have put together that are open for YOUR business!

 Whiteface Mountain- 15 trails and 4 lifts currently open, along with diligent nightly snowmaking. More trails sure to be open with the inches coming our way!    Phone: 518 946 2223 / Coca Cola Snow Phone 877 SKIFACE

 Lake Placid Bobsled Experience- Bobsled rides on the REAL DEAL track used by our training Olympic Athletes.  Don’t worry, you have a professional Brake-man and Driver accompany you down these twists and turns known all over the world!       For reservations: Call 518-523-4436 (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) or email

 Public Ice Skating- The Olympic Speed Skating Oval is OPEN for public skating.  Times generally run from 1-3pm and 7-9pm daily.  Bring your own skates, or rent right there!     Phone: 518 523 1655

 Cascade Cross Country Ski Center- 5K Open on the Golf Course, with more opening this weekend! Don’t forget to stop in the Restaurant/Bar after your ski to warm up with your favorite libation and a snack!                                      Phone:  518 523 9605    Email:

 EMS Ice Climbing School- Climb on both snow and ice, and come away with a full understanding of the fundamentals of Winter climbing. Available for all experience levels. This is an exciting experience, everyone should try! Advance notice necessary, call our friendly front desk staff or the number listed below.                                       Phone: 518 523 2505  Email:


Please Please Do not forget!!  On December 30th, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Herb Brooks Arena those famous Ice Skaters are back with STARS ON ICE for their 2012 Tour.  Plenty of great seats still available to watch this spectacular ice extravaganza.  Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen, Kurt Browning and US National Gold Champion Todd Eldredge will be performing and amazing all the spectators, as well, as many more.  It is a night of skating that you and your family will defintely enjoy.

 Needless to say, folks, there is plenty to do!  Mountaineering is still an option, of course, and can be done with or without a guide.  We have plenty of active people here at the Hotel that are happy to give you suggestions on your level of knowledge and ability.  And, the best part, I haven’t even mentioned yet the amenities available to you here at the Hotel, such as:

 Indoor Heated pool (the kiddies will love it!), Large soaking Hot Tub (YOU will love it!), Full Service Health Club, Full service Restaurant and Bar, Activity room for the children (or the young at heart) and Crackling fire in the lobby every day with Hot Chocolate and cookies (served 4-5pm).


 All of these available to you without even setting foot outside!  So, pack your bags, load up the car and we will see you soon! Please feel free to contact our Reservation Specialists with any questions you might have.  I am looking forward to greeting each and every one of you at the front door of the Golden Arrow. Happy Holidays!!

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