Ski lessons at Whiteface Mountain with an Olympian
Ski lessons at Whiteface Mountain with an Olympian

From ski slopes in Lake Placid to channeling your inner child tubing, the Adirondacks in New York State are a winter playground. Check out these top places for outdoor adventures in the snow in the Adirondacks.

Head to the town of Inlet to enjoy Cross Country Skiing at Fern Park, where 22 miles of trails will have you whoosing through a Robert Frost poem and stay the night at the historic Woods Inn, which has served as a mountain lake retreat for generations.

Go downhill skiing at nearby Whiteface, which boasts 86 trails stretching over 22 miles and plenty of places to enjoy the Apres Ski lifestyle.

Whiteface skiing with Andrew Weibrecht
Whiteface skiing with Andrew Weibrecht

Or head to Malone to family-friendly Titus Mountain, where kids and adults enjoy lessons amid stunning views. This is a smaller ski mountain, so if you want to take things slow on your ski day, check out Titus Mountain.

Another way to enjoy powdery snow is by snowshoeing at the Adirondack Interpertive Center which offers educational programs and miles of nature trails in the heart of the Adirondack Park. For those who don’t want to go it alone, local Dave Olbert of Cloudsplitter Outfitters, guides travelers on these adventures.

Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks
Snowshoeing in the Adirondacks

Finally, feel like a kid again at Mt Pisgah in Saranac Lake, which has been welcoming adventure seekers since 1948 and where your idea of fast may take on a whole new meaning. You can do downhill skiing here, as well as tubing. You’ll need to bring your own skis and there is just one run, but it’s a fun and easy one if you are looking to get your ski legs back. We recommend the tubing for family fun. 

With more than six million acres of protected landscapes to enjoy, the Adirondack Mountains in New York State offer ample opportunity for adventure.

Learn more about travels to the Adirondacks, including where to stay and vacation itineraries for Lake Placid and beyond with the Darley Vacations itineraries. Watch this episode of “Travels with Darley” on PBS, Amazon Prime and Ovation TV’s Journy.