The leaves are starting to fall, which means the snow is not far behind; where will your first winter adventure take you? Nestled among the woodlands of Lake Placid and in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Whiteface Lodge is the ideal winter getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. The jaw-dropping property is an extraordinary design of stone and timber, which was milled onsite, and the epitome of handcrafted Adirondack-style and luxury. Winter in the Adirondacks is something unforgettable, and the all-suite luxury resort is ideal for couples and families looking for a mountain retreat that allows them to connect with nature and explore the outdoors.
Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, snowshoer, cross-country skier, or true thrill-seeker, Lake Placid, host to the 1932 and 1980 Olympics, has everything you could need to fuel your winter adventure.
For the low-impact crew looking for a bit of outdoor fun, start with one of the most easily accessible – and easiest to learn – winter sports, cross country skiing. Take in the amazing scenery on the famous Northville-Placid Trail or the Jackrabbit Trail. Try ice skating under the open sky at Whiteface Lodge’s own rink or the two-mile track on Mirror Lake, or channel your inner Adam Rippon and test your skills with a world-class Olympic skating experience at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.
For the high-impact thrill-seeker -- options abound! Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in New York and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, creating a one-of-a-kind alpine atmosphere for all types of skiers and snowboarders. If that’s not enough, you can have a true Olympic experience riding the Cliffside Coaster along the 1980 Olympic bobsled track or trying the SkyRide Experience at the Olympic Jumping Complex; and finally, for the most adventurous there is ice climbing, with a 1,000-foot climb up a sheer ice wall.
Nothing is better after a day outdoors then coming back to Whiteface Lodge and heading straight for the Spa. Services like the Whiteface Arnica Recovery Wrap is a natural choice, featuring an Arnica infused shea butter masque and deep tissue massage combination. Relax in serenity as your muscles and body decompress from the adventurous activities of the day.
Finish the day enjoying fine dining at the resort's premier restaurant, KANU, sipping on craft cocktails and enjoying casual fare in the lounge at Peak 47, or taking in the scenery with outdoor drinks and bites at one of Whiteface Lodge's two open-air lean-tos equipped with concierge service.