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Presidents’ Week Events in Lake Placid

We’re in the middle of Presidents’ Week and there is a lot going on in the winter wonderland that is Lake Placid, NY. With some fresh snow on the ground there are many winter activities in full effect.  Here some ideas for fun things to do this week!

Public Skating at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval 1pm - 3pm; 4pm – 6pm & 7pm – 9pm   ***4pm – 6pm sessions shared public & speed skating***: Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran skater, you will have fun skating on the oval that was used for the Speed Skating competitions and site of the opening ceremonies for the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympic games.

Skiing & Riding at Whiteface Mountain 8:30am – 4pm daily: If you are a guest at the Golden Arrow you can purchase discounted lift tickets at the front desk. We also offer different ski packages for the more serious skiers. Pricing: Adult/Teen $8, Junior (12 & under) $5, Senior (65+) $5, Skate Rentals $3.

Scenic Gondola Ride up Whiteface Mountain 8:30am – 3:15pm daily: If you aren’t a skier but want to experience Whiteface you can take an eight-person Gondola Ride to the top of Little Whiteface in 15 minutes. “As you trace the mountain’s contours, soaring over streams, ski trails, steep rock faces and thick forests, the beauty of the Adirondacks reveals itself. You’ll see Lake Placid and its namesake village. To the east lies Lake Champlain. To the south stand the tallest peaks in New York State. You’ll spot the ski jumps and the Ausable River” ( Pricing: Adult/Teen $19, Junior/Senior $13, Ages 6 & under Free; Calling before to see if it is running in recommended 518-946-2223.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg 9am – 4pm daily. Glide across the snow as you take in the beauty of the North Country deep woods.  Click  Here for Pricing. We also have a Cross Country Skiing Add-On Package!

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Cascade Ski Center “The center maintains 20 kilometers of groomed and wind-protected trails for skiers of all abilities” ( Click Here for Pricing.

Lake Placid Olympic Museum 10am – 5pm daily. Take a Tour of the Olympic Center and get a feel for what the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were like in Lake Placid. Experience where the “Miracle on Ice” happened and learn much about the history of the building. $10 per person.

Bobsled Rides at the Olympic Sports Complex 10am – 5pm (now until 2/23), Times Vary during non-holiday weeks, click Here for regular hours.  Experience what it is like to go on a real bobsled ride with a professional driver and brakeman. Pricing: Adult $80, Teen $70, Junior $70

Skeleton Rides at the Olympic Sports Complex 9am – 10am & 5:30pm – 7pm (now until 2/23) Usually only Saturdays. “Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you are laying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute” ( $65, reservations recommended 518-523-4436

Be a Biathlete Feb. 21 1pm, Reservations recommended 518-523-4436 ”Take an hour-long cross country ski lesson with our experienced instructors and then head out to the range and, under careful supervision, take aim at understanding this unique sport.  We also offer an option to test your skills on our biathlon shooting range only” ( Click Here for pricing and information.

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