THINGS TO DO


 

Things to Do

If Whiteface doesn’t quench your panoramic fever, take a trip to the Ski Jumping complex.  the 90 and 120 meter jumps have been the proving grounds for many World Champions and Olympians alike.  The 120m jump tower features a skydeck, accessible by chairlift and elevator that will give you a sky-high perspective on the art of the Ski Jump.  At the complex, you will also find the U.S. Freestyle aerial water training facility.  Every Wednesday, assorted athletes take turns doing aerial flips 40-50 feet in the air, only to land in a pool!  This is a must see.  Mt. Van Hoevenberg is the site of the Luge and Bobsled events.  You can take a ride on the summer-rigged bobsleds or luges. 

Olympic Sightseeing

Having hosted two Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is speckled with Olympic sites, museums and memories.  No trip to Lake Placid is complete without soaking up some of the Olympic flavor.  One of the more stunning Olympic venues happens to be the trip up Veterans Memorial Highway which leads to the top of Whiteface Mountain.  At the top of the mountain, you can choose to climb the stairs to the summit, or you can take an elevator which runs through the granite near Whiteface.  From the summit, on a clear day you can see the skyline of Montreal, as well as the length of the 110 mile long Lake Champlain.

Dining

Whether you are out for a mid-day munchie or a late night snack, there is Starbucks, Ben & Jerry’s and many other restaurants, bagel shops and candy stores to satisfy any appetite.  Don’t hesitate to ask the Staff for recommendations!

Pro Shop Skate Sharpening

Located Directly across from the Olympic Arena, “Hockey Depot” is your “One Stop Hockey Shop”.  You’ll find a full line of equipment there plus skate sharpening, tape, cup supporters, all of the essentials! 

Golf

There are several great courses in the area.  Here are three which are conveniently located.

The Lake Placid Club
Offers 45 scenic holes, a practice range and lessons: 518-523-4460

Craig Wood Golf and Country Club
Offers 18 scenic holes, a driving range and lessons: 518-523-9811

The Whiteface Resort
Offers 18 scenic holes, a driving range and lessons: 518-523-2551


Recreational Transportation

If boating doesn’t appeal to you, there are always several other modes of transportation that are fun and relaxing.  High Peaks Cyclery offers bike rentals.  They are located right on Main Street, just past the Speed Skating Oval on your way towards the Ski Jumps.  Call High Peaks Cyclery at 518-523-3764. 

Need to get somewhere but don’t have a car?  Call Rick’s Taxi at 518-523-4741.

Massage Services

Past campers tell us that a massage helped get them through the weekend!  Gretchen at Healing Elements Massage is an extraordinary therapist.  Refresh yourself with a 30, 60 or 90 minute treatment.  Your performance will certainly be enhanced.  Call 518-523-7100 for an appointment.

Spa, Exercise & Swimming Facilities

The Resorts have an indoor pool and private beach for guests.  At the indoor pool, you will also find a whirlpool to help ease your aching muscles.