Ski Lake Placid

People come from all over the world head to the small town of Lake Placid to enjoy the great skiing the area has to offer.

Lake Placid is perhaps best known as being a host for the Winter Olympics. In fact, Lake Placid hosted the Winter Olympics twice–in 1932 and 1980. One of the greatest moments in American Olympic history occurred when the USA upset the USSR in hockey in 1980. That historic game, known as “The Miracle on Ice,” occurred in Lake Placid.

One of the most famous mountains near Lake Placid is Whiteface Mountain. With a base elevation of over 1,000 feet and a peak elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, this large mountain has over 70 trails to choose from. Dubbed “the Olympic Mountain” because of the Olympics events that took place there, Whiteface features a 3,430 foot vertical. With much of the terrain geared toward expert skiers, this is a great place to head to if skiing is your passion and you have plenty of experience.

At the Whiteface Mountain website, you check out the current weather conditions or buy a season pass. Visit the official Lake Placid website for additional information about the area, including places to stay.
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