One Perfect Winter Day in Lake Placid
The older I get, the more I love winter. Crazy, I know for this California loving, beach blond wannabe. But there is something utterly romantic and charming about show covered trees, quaint mountain villages, warm roaring fires. In fact if you were to tell me I could go anywhere in the world right now, high on my list would be Lake Placid, NY.
Why Lake Placid?
Lake Placid is a feeling, a state of mind, a way of being. It’s the feeling of exhilaration, the joy of vein outdoors, the awareness that you are living your best life. Lake Placid is warm and cozy, the feeling you get when you sit down for a warm cup of cocoa with someone you really love.
People don’t want to just GO to Lake Placid, they want to “BE Lake Placid.”
When I think of Lake Placid, “Miracles” come to mind, naturally ~ after all it is the place where the USA beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics. But its also a Winter Wonderland for families, couples, friends. In fact here are just a few things you can do RIGHT NOW in Lake Placid.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing is one of my absolutely favorite sports. The equipment is not too menacing or expensive to rent or own, it’s easy for beginners (really its not that different than walking). Compared to downhill skiing, it VERY affordable (most X-Ski areas places are free or charge a nominal fee) and it’s GREAT exercise.
How cool is this? When Mirror Lake freezes over (and the ice is thick enough to safely cross the lake), mushers line up along Main Street for guests and visitors. That means you and your family can walk down, pay the driver directly and go for a ride. I have been on a dog sled once, when I was in high school. It was amazing. Usually the mushers have warm blankets to keep you cozy while you glide over snow and ice courtesy of man’s best friend.
Lake Placid has a popular Tobaggon chute that is open to the public. It was originally ski jump that originally was part of the famed Lake Placid Club. Today, The toboggan chute is a destination for speed demons as it’s 30′ high and can travel over 1,000 feet once it reaches the frozen lake surface!
Believe it or not, I LOVE ice climbing. Okay, maybe I wouldn’t climb a mountain as steep, but Lake Placid offers 2 hour recreational climbs with guides. That’s more my style. I actually climbed Mt Blanc in France (with a guide) and it was truly one of the most exciting days of my life. I learned all about ice picks and crampons and have bragging rights to last me a lifetime.
Of course there is so much more to do in Lake Placid this winter. From skating, snowshoeing, & downhill skating to riding snow bikes and just playing in the snow. Lake Placid offers something for everyone. And now that the big east coast blizzard is over, it’s the perfect time to Come Play in the Snow!
Enter to win 2 PERFECT Days in Lake Placid
Prize package includes…
- A 2-night stay at the Best Western Adirondack Inn for two people,
- Dinner at the local restaurant, Smoke Signals
- A day pass for two at the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center.
- Enter by visiting the Lake Placid website.
I’m honored to be an ambassador for Lake Placid’s Come Play in the Snow Campaign. Although I was compensated for this post, all opinion are my own. Bon Voyage!