and 1980 Winter Olympic Games have firmly established the Adirondacks, and specifically
Lake Placid, as the premier winter sports capital of the world. In fact, when
it comes to winter sports, there is more to see and do in the Adirondacks that
anywhere else on earth!! Where else can a visitor ride to the top of a 120 meter
ski jump or hurdle down a refrigerated bobsled track at 60 miles per hour! With
hundreds of miles of beautiful backcountry ski trails, cross country skiers can
pole their way from village to village stopping along the way to sample delicious
homecooked meals at many trailside inns and bed and Breakfast's. For Alpine Skiers,
the Adirondacks and Upstate New York boast over 30 ski mountains including Gore
Mountain and Whiteface Mountain, offering the steepest vertical drop in the East.
In Vermont skiiers can choose from over seventeen major ski resorts including
Ascutney, Bear Creek,
Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke ,Jay Peak, Killington/Pico, Mad River Glen, Middlebury
Snow Bowl, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush and
comprehensive guide to New York ski resorts please visit www.NewYorkSkiing.com
the winter the Adirondacks offer world class Winter
Skiing , X-Country
, Snowboarding , Hockey,
Snowmobiling , Dog
Sledding , Ice Fishing
, Ice Climbing ,Winter
Camping , Skating
, Snowshoeing and
Visitors and residents alike enjoy the many fine downhill and cross-country
ski areas in the Adirondacks. At Whiteface Mountain, just outside of Lake Placid,
you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America.
It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski
area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
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Neighboring Vermont boasts
challenging skiing at Killington,
Stowe & Stratton as well as several other fine ski centers.CROSS
COUNTRY SKIING in the ADIRONDACKS!
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The Adirondack Mountains have the largest, most
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mouse. From well groomed woodland tracks to lake bed riding - regardless of your
level of ability, snowmobiling fun can be found in the Adirondacks! click
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Cross-country skiing is a great
way for the entire family to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape throughout the
Adirondack region. Basic skills can be learned quickly and most cross-country
ski centers offer rentals and lessons. The Adirondacks offer many low fee or free
cross-country trails. Lake
Placid is home to world-class skiing at Mount Van Hoevenberg, one of the most
well known Nordic ski centers in the country and the Jackrabbit Trail System criss-crosses
throughout the area. Whatever your skill level, you can find outdoor adventure
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directly on a main Adirondack snowmobile route connecting to hundreds of miles
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of two of the Jewels of the Northeast; Gore Mountain &
Whiteface Mountain. From North Creek to Lake Placid,
there are thousands of wonderful Cross Country Ski Trails!
Whiteface Mountain, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding
in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and
is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,416 feet
3,350 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 211 acres
Gondola: 7.5 minutes from the base to the top of Little Whiteface
Snowmaking: 97% - does not include the slides
Terrain: One-third each of most difficult, more difficult, easiest
Half Pipe: 425 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am
to 4 pm daily
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open
conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic
New York City and New Jersey
Take the NY State Thruway
(I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway (Exit 24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit
30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it for two miles to Route 73. Continue on
73 for 28 miles to Lake Placid area. Take Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain.
From NYC: 5 hrs, Albany: 2 1/2 hrs.
Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick
up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route
86. Continue on 86 thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain. Drive
time: 5 1/2 hours.
Take Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing,
connecting with I-87 south. Take Exit 34 west, following Route 9 north, then follow
Route 86 to Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 2 hours.
Boston, Springfield, Hartford
Turnpike (I-90) to Albany. Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes. Connect with Route 7
west to I-87 north. Follow I-87 (Northway) to Exit 30, then use final directions
above: "From New York City..." Drive time from Boston: 5 hours.
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge. Pick up
Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to
Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Follow Route 86
and continue thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to
Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 3 hours.
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Points West
I-90 (NY State Thruway) east to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81 north and follow
to Watertown. Take Route 3 and follow it east to Saranac Lake, then follow Route
86 east to Whiteface Mountain. Drive times: From Buffalo: 5 1/2 hours; Rochester:
4 1/2 hours; Syracuse: 3 1/2 hours.
through Mid-April. 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Weekends until the end of April
Base 1,500 feet; Summit 3,600 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,100 feet
Longest Run: 2.9 miles
150 inches per year
Skiable Acres: 292
10% beginner, 60% intermediate, 30% expert
coverage, water supply from the Hudson River
Lifts: 9 total-
New 8 passenger Northwoods Gondola, 2 Quads, 1 Highspeed Triple (The Adirondack
Express), 3 Doubles, 2 Surface lifts.
Services: Two Lodges: Main
Base Lodge with dining, Ski & Snowboard School, mountain patrol, nursery,
rental shop, accessory and clothing shop, lounge, administration, ticketing; Saddle
Lodge at mid-mountain with food service.
Location: Route 28 and
Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY, 21 miles off I-87
Mountain Offices, (518) 251-2411; Snow report, (800) 342-1234
Website - http://www.goremountain.com;
General Manager: Michael J. Pratt
Assistant GM/Ski School Director: Joe Barclay
Director of Marketing & Sales: Jason L. Sherry
TRAVELING FROM THE SOUTH
NYS Thruway to Exit 24. Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 23 (Warrensburg).
Follow Route 9 for 4 miles to Route 28 and proceed 16 miles to Peaceful Valley
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-87 (the
Northway) to Exit 26 (Pottersville). Follow the Gore Mountain "Trailblazer"
signs through Olmstedville then left on Route 28N to North Creek. Make a left
turn onto Route 28 and then a right onto Peaceful Valley Road.
ROUTE (FROM NORTH OR SOUTH)
I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 25 (Chestertown). Follow Route 8 west for 11 miles.
Turn right in Wevertown on Route 28; proceed north to Peaceful Valley Road.
FROM THE WEST
Take I-90 (NYS Thruway)
east to Utica. Take Route 8 North from Utica to North Creek. Make a left onto
Peaceful Valley Road and continue 5 miles to Gore Mountain.
Mountain - 59 West Mountain Road, Glens
Falls, NY 12804. 3 miles west of Northway (I-87) exit 18. (518)793-6606. 1,010
foot vertical drop, 21 trails (beginner, intermediate and expert), 60% snowmaking.
Lessons and equipment rental available. Child care and kid-ski programs available.
Open daily, Monday through Friday 9:30AM-10:30PM, Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM-6PM.
Closed Christmas Day. Tickets are sold for 4 and 8 hour blocks.
Garnet Hill Cross Country
Garnet Hill Lodge is a four season
Adirondack Inn / Resort in the Adirondacks of New York- a summer vacation
destination and a complete cross country skiing
center in winter. Discover Garnet Hill's spectacular lake and mountain
view, distinctive accommodations, superb cuisine and outdoor fun.
Lake Rd, North River, NY 12856
518-251-2444 Email: email@example.com
Jackrabbit Trail and Interconnect Pass|
The 50-kilometer Jackrabbit Trail runs from
Keene, through Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, to Paul Smiths. It is a public trail
that connects with four ski centers and several backcountry routes along the way.
15K of trail near ski centers are groomed and subject to a trail fee. Over 35K
of ungroomed trail sections are free. Trail maps showing access points and fee
areas are available at all centers and sport shops.
$12/day, the Interconnect Pass will allow you to access the following ski centers:
Cascade, Lake Placid Resort, Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Whiteface Club. Call 1-800-447-5224.
Season: Open throughout the winter, weather permitting.
Main Street/Town Hall
Lake Placid NY 12946
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