Lake Placid from A to Z: map of hotels and ski areas, slopes and pistes, lifts and ski passes. Bright photos and videos. Reviews of tourists-skiers about Lake Placid.
According to toppharmacyschools, Lake Placid is a small village in the Adirondack mountains in the northeastern United States, which in 1932 and 1980 was lucky enough to be the site of the Olympic Games.
American Olympians still train here today. As a result, all tracks are maintained in good condition all year round and are in the public domain for both athletes and ordinary people who come here for family weekends.
Lake Placid is also famous for being located in the largest national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River (Adirondack Park) and close to the 46 Mountain Peaks, from which New York and Vermont can be seen in clear weather.
How to get there
The nearest international airports are in Albany, Burlington and Montreal, Canada. Lake Placid itself has a small airstrip, but only charter and sightseeing (excursion) aircraft are served there.
Driving from New York to Lake Placid takes about 5 hours on Route 87 and then on 9N. The road from Montreal will take about 2.5 hours.
There is also an Adirondack Trailways Service bus between New York, Albany and Lake Placid (call 1-800-225-6815 for route, schedule and cost).
In the village itself, they move on foot, and a free tram runs to the lake.
Trails and slopes of Lake Placid
Lake Placid is home to some of the best skiing trails on the East Coast of the United States. The winter season here starts in November and closes by the beginning of April.
Of the resort’s 86 pistes, 38 are reserved for advanced skiers, 28 for intermediate skiers, and 20 for beginners. In addition to the ski slopes, there is a 50 km cross-country ski trail, a snowboarding area and a superpipe.
Of the 10 lifts, Summit Quod is the most advanced – it serves the Olympic slopes Cloudspin (Cloudspin) and Skyward (Skyward). Extreme skiers ride on the neighboring slopes of Little Whiteface, and beginners in the isolated areas of the Mixing Bowl and Easy Acres Family Center. For skiers with an average level of training, the slopes on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain are most suitable.
A one-day ski pass for an adult will cost 96 USD USD, for teenagers (13-19 years old) 74 USD, for children (7-12 years old) 60 USD. For children under 6 years old, admission is free.
Popular hotels in Lake Placid
Entertainment and attractions
As befits any capital of the Olympic Games, its main attraction lies in the picturesque landscape and sports grounds of the proper level. If possible, it is worth visiting the Keene Valley (30 km) and Wilmington (Wilmington, 30 km). There are excellent hiking trails and conditions for camping, rock climbing, mountain biking and fishing (excellent trout live in local waters).
From excursions in their classical sense, here you can go to the Winter Olympics Museum, created in honor of the games that were held in Lake Placid twice in the entire history of the resort.
Lake Placid annually hosts all sorts of competitions for the World Cup in winter sports. It is believed that this resort is the birthplace of mountain bikers of the northeast coast of America.
The end of winter is celebrated here for 10 days (the first days of February) with a local “Shrovetide” holiday – the winter festival of Lake Saranak. Dances, songs, fireworks, performances, 2 costumed parades and sporting events are guaranteed for all those present. As a continuation of the festive spring greeting, from the end of February, the sweet smell of maple syrup begins to spread throughout the village – maple sap is collected in the mountains by locals, and then with the help of sugar they turn it into amber caramel for the delight of children and adults.