Located in the heart of the wonderful Olympic vacation resort village of Lake Placid, New York, the Lake Placid Club Lodges is a short and picturesque drive to Whiteface Mountain. The 2014 Sochi Olympics are rapidly approaching, and it wouldn't be unusual to see Olympic athletes fine tuning their sport in the local venues.
Whiteface Mountain, which boasts the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, was recently given a new title: No. 1 ski resort in the eastern United States and second overall in eastern North America. An independent survey of 7,000 SKI Magazine readers put the Olympic mountain back on top for the first time since 2003.
Whiteface, which has 283 skiable acres and 86 trails, also received high marks for its Apres-ski, ranking No. 1 in “Off-Hill Activities” for the 18th year in a row. The Olympic Regional Development Authority spokesman Jon Lundin pointed to the nearby Olympic venues, the wide variety of restaurants and special events in the area.
“It’s the overall experience and the authenticity of Lake Placid, Whiteface and Wilmington that make it so unique,” Lundin said. “People just get in the spirit of things. They say they want to ski an Olympic mountain so they come to Whiteface.”
And to top it off, SKI Magazine ranks the area among its Top 30 Summer Resorts. "Some ski towns slumber in the summer. Others, including Lake Placid, come into their own," wrote Joe Cutts. He continues on to mention the abundance of outdoor activities in the Adirondacks such as canoeing, camping, fishing, and hiking. But what sets Lake Placid apart is the Winter Olympic heritage. He points out the public skating in the Olympic Center, the Olympic Museum, the ski jumping complex, summer bobsledding, mountain biking and visiting Whiteface Mountain where the choices are riding the Cloudsplitter gondola and driving the eight-mile Veterans Memorial Highway to the summit make this a truly unique vista. The region also boasts some of the best golf in upstate New York. Check out our Great Golf pages for descriptions of some of the finer courses in the area.
A warm fire...
Each of our 35 Lodges sleep eight in comfort in two bedrooms and large loft area. Lodges include a large living room with wood burning fireplace, full kitchen, large jacuzzi tub, sauna, and two decks.
When the weather isn't cooperating with your outdoor plans, enjoy the fireplace as you watch a movie on our hi-definition TVs or surf the web on our free WiFi access in every Lodge.
Please note that for the health and comfort of all guests, our Lodges are non-smoking and pets are not permitted.