Iconic hotel is lone Lake Placid property to offer combination AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining overlooking Mirror Lake
Lake Placid, N.Y. - With the release of two recent readers’ surveys, Conde Nast Traveler skiers and visitors alike agree that Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid is among the finest upscale lodging properties on the continent.
In back-to-back readers’ polls, a total of 19,534 Conde Nast Traveler respondents said that the AAA Four Diamond property overlooking Mirror Lake is the best in the Northeast over the past two years, and ranked it the fifth best ski hotel in North America in 2012 and 2013.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is the only New York property in the exclusive Conde Nast Traveler top 20 ski hotel listing. Read more »
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” returns this winter with monthly programs January through April 2014. Programs take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.
January 12th, “Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections”-Spend an afternoon with Curator of Collections Chris Fox examining some of the rare and important manuscripts, books, and objects in the Fort’s extensive collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many of the famous people who are connected with the Fort’s history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America’s colonial period. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — Below is a rundown of many of the events on ORDA’s fall/winter 2013-’14 events calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change.
Jan. 15-18 - FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. The world’s best freestyle skiers return to Lake Placid to compete in the FIS freestyle World Cup. Action will take place at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Whiteface Mountain. The jumping complex will host the men and women’s aerials competitions, where athletes twist and soar as high as 60 feet in the air before landing, while Whiteface, in Wilmington, N.Y., will be the site of the moguls’ competitions. This is the final World Cup event before several nations, including the United States, select their 2014 Olympic teams. Read more »
Ski New York’s Adirondack Mountains and Save During the 2013-14 Season
Adirondack Region, N.Y - Ski resorts across the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York celebrated some of their earliest opening days ever - and with snow in the forecast, now is the time to find ski package deals to save on the slopes all season long.
From Whiteface Mountain, home of the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, to community ski resorts such as Big Tupper, Titus Mountain and West Mountain - the Adirondack Mountains offer skiing and riding for all abilities.
Book now and escape to New York’s winter wonderland for adventure on and off the slopes with the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council’s list of top ski packages for winter: Read more »
It’s a Super Sunday at Whiteface
Wilmington, N.Y. — The secret is out that Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is one of the world’s best ski destinations. And as if we needed any proof or validation, Smarter Travel included the resort in its listing of the “10 Best International Ski Destinations.”
Whiteface Mountain was one of only three ski resorts in the United States to make the list. Recognized worldwide as the Olympic mountain, for hosting the 1980 Olympic Winter Games alpine events, and for having the greatest vertical east of the Rockies, at 3,430-feet, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington and the Lake Placid region were also touted for its unique array of off-hill activities that guests can also experience such as biathlon, skeleton sliding and bobsledding. Read more »
Ongoing fundraising includes sponsors Select Sotheby’s International Realty, Stewart’s Shops, Northwoods Inn, Young Explosives, Lake Placid Business Association
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.
This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay; Villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).
For the first time the Town and Village of Tupper Lake will play a role in the ESWG, hosting women’s hockey. Read more »
Media Credential Requests now Being Accepted
Lake Placid, N.Y. — FIBT World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton. The 2013-’14 Viessmann FIBT World Cup season features a stop in Lake Placid, N.Y. where once again, the world’s best bobsled teams and skeleton athletes will try to tame the combined bobsled/luge and skeleton track at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex. The field will be filled with athletes who will go on and compete in the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
WHAT: Viessmann FIBT World Cup bobsled and skeleton racing. The Dec. 10-15, 2013 event is the third stop in the worldwide seven-city World Cup series leading up to February’s Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
WHEN: Dec. 10-15, 2013. Training begins Tuesday, Dec. 10, and continues through Thursday, Dec. 12. Note: Updated race schedule times for Friday, Nov. 13. Read more »