Hit the Slopes this Winter in NY

aerial view of ski trails

Visit us at Hotel North Woods this winter and hit the slopes. The Old Farmer’s Almanac states that there will be above average snowfall this winter season in the Adirondack region of New York. According to the almanac, snow will start falling  in late November and into December. While the heaviest snowfall will occur in January. That means there will be ample snowfall for winter adventures.

Skiing is one of the best things to do in Lake Placid, NY for winter activities. We’re nestled within the Adirondack region of New York and incredibly close to Whiteface Mountain. Where all your skiing needs can be met.

Top Mountains for winter fun:

  • Whiteface Mountain
  • Gore Mountain
  • West Mountain
  • Titus Mountain
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Image courtesy of ©ORDA

Planning a skiing vacation can be quite daunting. You want to make sure that you have everything you need for the duration of your stay. To help you get the most out of our mountain adventure, we list below some of the most important things you’ll want to bring along on your trip.


Not to be obvious, but don’t forget to pack all of your ski gear; skis or snowboards, your accompanying boots and possibly poles.  Helmets and goggles are also important to ensure a safe experience. If you forget a critical piece of gear or if you prefer to rent, visit whitefacemountain.com for rental information.  

Tip: Throw lip balm and a small tube of sunscreen in your coat pocket – especially on sunny days. You’ll need the extra protection!

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Image courtesy of ©ORDA


In Lake Placid we say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Weather patterns change quickly here, so it’s important to bring the right clothing and outer layers. When gearing up, make sure you have your base layer to stay warm and dry. A middle layer of clothing (top and bottom) will allow you to express your style. Your outer layer is important; you’ll want to make sure it’s waterproof and flexible. Add on gloves or mittens, scarves or neck gaiters to help keep the chilly air at bay. You should also double what you would normally bring, depending on how many runs you plan on taking or how many days you want to ski. 

Temperatures at the top of Whiteface Mountain can be especially frigid and the weather is often cold and windy. Most importantly keep watch on the weather before you go and dress accordingly.

Tip: Hand and foot warmers to stick inside boots and gloves are an added bonus for especially chilly days. Many of the outdoor stores in town, like EMS, sell them at the counter.


You’ll be burning some serious calories, so make sure to pack snacks and even consider bringing lunch. Whiteface Mountain does offer a number of restaurants, two bars and food & beverage outlets throughout the resort, but eating all day at these venues can really rack up.

Tip: You can leave coolers and snacks inside the lodge near your gear while you ski.

Image courtesy of ©ORDA
Image courtesy of ©ORDA

We know you’ll have the time of your life on your next skiing vacation to Hotel North Woods. Find your passion this winter and hit the slopes for some winter fun! You can book your room online or by calling us at (518) 302-7559.  Get the best rate on lift tickets at whiteface.com/tickets.

Tracy Smith

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