TRIP DATES: January 17, 2020 – January 20, 2020. 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. Members, non-members, couples, singles, people of all ages – join us for a fun-filled extended weekend to the Lake Placid, NY. We will be staying at the North Woods Hotel on Main Street in the heart of Lake Placid. This boutique hotel is in the heart of the town of Lake Placid and keeps you close to all the attractions. The town of Lake Placid is very charming and walkable with an abundance of shopping and dining options, all just an elevator ride from your guest room. 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
U.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. Our bus will take people once a day to/from the cross country centers.
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.
Come join the fun! This is one of our most popular trips. For More Information on how to sign up go to the CALENDAR and click on the Lake Placid trip and/or call True Hampton, trip coordinator, at 516-835-7689.