In winter, the Adirondack Mountains become the stuff of dreams, when downhill ski resorts open and alpine skiers and riders take to the slopes to shred, soar and carve their way down trails made for epic adventure.
With more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, each new snowfall marks an opportunity to explore the wild, white wilderness of the Adirondacks. Find incredible cross country skiing in the backcountry and miles of groomed, multi-use trails for both Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at ski centers throughout the Adirondack Region. Rental shops provide a variety of skis, boots, poles and snowshoes for all ages.
Each town and village in the Adirondacks offers something unique for outdoor winter recreation – from Lake Placid's Olympic Skating Oval for an evening of ice skating under the stars on ice where medals have been won and legends made, to the Tug Hill's endless miles of snowmobiling trails that wind around the western Adirondacks. For those in search of extreme winter experiences, mountaineering and ice climbing outfitters provide guided expeditions into the backcountry for vertical thrills and icy adventure.
Winter in the Adirondacks is a time to recapture the joy of discovery and anticipation. When the world turns white – the adventurous head to the mountains.