Lake Placid Bus Trip – Martin Luther King Weekend
January 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 PM EST
Cross Country Ski Trip to Lake Placid, NY January 15 – 18, 2021. This is a placeholder only – trip details still have to be confirmed. Check back for further information.
Description: This is a joint trip with the Sierra Club and is our only bus trip (No driving required!). There are BOTH cross country and downhill skiing options available on this trip. The town of Lake Placid is very charming and walkable with an abundance of shopping and dining options. Lake Placid is home to the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics and offers an abundance of things to do including:
- Olympic Center (1980 Herb Brooks Arena) with 2 ice skating rinks
- Whiteface Mountain
- S. Olympic Museum
- High Falls Gorge
- Two X-Country Ski Centers
- Miles of trails to snowshoe
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: There are two full service cross country ski centers: Mt. Van Hoevenberg and Cascade Cross country Ski Center offering 70K of groomed cross country trails with beautiful scenery. Both XC centers offer ski rentals, sales and lessons and both locations have a small restaurant. The XC ski trails connect between the two trail systems so XC trail passes can be purchased for one or the other location or you can get a “combined” pass.
ALPINE SKIING: Whiteface Mountain is the home to the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, with 86 trails stretching over 22 miles and encompassing three peaks! The mountain offers something for everyone with green trails to advanced runs. There is a public shuttle that runs between the hotels and Whiteface to get you to/from the Mountain each day.
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers.