From glittering sunrise to alpenglow sunset – experience one of the most action-packed winters on the East Coast in New York's Adirondacks. Adventure awaits on the slopes, on the ice and at festivals long-cherished and much anticipated. These are the mountains of Olympic Medalists, the steep trails of backcountry thrill seekers and the snowmobile routes of snow enthusiasts. Join us this winter in the Adirondacks and reconnect with your wild side.
The Adirondack Region is home to winter sports traditions that span centuries – from alpine ski racing and dogsledding, to snowshoeing and bobsledding. Ride some of the best terrain east of the Rockies at ski resorts like Whiteface Mountain – which boasts the greatest vertical drop in the East – and Gore Mountain, offering miles of family-friendly trails. Smaller alpine ski centers like Big Tupper, Snow Ridge and Titus Mountain offer value, expansive cruising and incredible views. Nordic skiers and snowshoers can enjoy thousands of miles of groomed and backcountry terrain throughout the Adirondack Park.
Winter in the Adirondacks comes with its own traditions, and nowhere is this more evident than in Saranac Lake. Now in its 117th year, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is one of the oldest and longest running festivals of its kind in the Eastern United States. For two weeks in February, the village plays host to a spectacular array of events, performances, ski races, parades and fireworks. Each Adirondack village celebrates winter with unique festivities and customs. Join in the wonderful Adirondack traditions in communities across the Region and rediscover the fun in winter again!