In the Adirondacks, winter accelerates fun. For instant smiles, let gravity pull your toboggan over the brink, speed down alpine slopes, or schuss along cross-country trails. Then the Olympic flame beckons in Lake Placid, where world-class athletes train and compete before the 2018 Winter Games. Head to Tug Hill for a wild snowmobile ride. Try ice fishing from the St. Lawrence River to Piseco Lake. And trust local experts to guide you on a winter excursion, pilot dogsled rides, and lead more cold-weather adventures in safety and comfort.
Winter adventures demand to be shared. So get cozy fireside, order a cocktail crafted from local small-batch gin or a pint of hearty stout brewed down the road, and order a homegrown burger. Select your basecamp from grand lodges, rustic mountain cabins, or motels just steps from downtown action. And join in seasonal revelry, from New Year's fireworks to February's winter carnivals. In our rural communities, it's often the owner who handles check-in, pours your drink, and recommends a meal. That's how strangers become friends, and your mountain tales weave into local folklore.