There is no better way to take advantage of winter in the Adirondacks than by downhill skiing. If you live for the slopes, get excited – some of the best ski mountains in New York can be found in the Adirondacks. Imagine gazing off the lift at snow-covered mountains and gliding down the hill with glistening pines on either side. With months of cold weather, natural and man-made snow are plentiful, meaning longer ski seasons and more trails for you to ski! Find fun, family-friendly routes on some of the more family-focused mountains in the region, and challenging, technical rides at ski resorts.
From Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, a former Olympic venue, to Gore Mountain, Snow Ridge Ski Area, Titus Mountain and more, you will find fantastic skiing in an unforgettable location.
Not one for downhill snow sports? Many mountains also offer cross-country skiing!
Strap on your helmet, settle into your seat, and grip your handlebars. Then hit the gas and fly over the snow, winding through dense forests and over expansive fields. The Adirondacks provide not hundreds, but thousands of miles of designated snowmobile trails for you to explore this winter. With a combination of groomed trail networks and wild, remote routes, you can choose your level of adventure. Satisfy your need for speed or take things easy and enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered nature around you. Many trail networks connect the cozy towns and villages of the region, giving you plenty of opportunities to stop, warm up, and grab much-needed refreshments. Find your perfect trail and have fun snowmobiling in the Adirondacks this winter!
Instead of hibernating, visit the Adirondacks and celebrate winter! Winter events are an excellent way to embrace the season. From holiday strolls and First Night celebrations to sporting competitions and winter carnivals, the towns and villages of the Adirondacks pull out all the stops. What is a winter carnival, you ask? Winter Carnivals are a deeply rooted Adirondack tradition. Just when winter starts feeling long and lonely, winter carnivals bring communities and visitors together through fun (sometimes zany) activities, games, parades, and competitions. See how far you can throw a cast iron fry pan, take a daring polar plunge into a frozen lake, grab a drink at an ice bar, or race in an amateur snowshoe relay. It's authentically Adirondack winter fun for everyone.
Break out of your typical mold and try something new this winter in the Adirondacks! In addition to popular snow sports and seasonal celebrations, the region also features unique winter activities you won't find most places! Take a dog sled ride or ice skate across a frozen lake, visit the North Pole, or shoot over Mirror Lake on a wooden toboggan. For those seeking a cold weather adrenaline rush, the Adirondack region is home to excellent ice climbing and winter hiking. Make your way to a mountain summit, covered in snow, for stunning snow-capped views. In wintertime, the Adirondacks are a wonderland, a snow-covered playground where anything is possible. Discover your adventure today!