Activities

Voted #1 for Off-Hill Activities...

...27 years in a row! No other Eastern ski resort offers the range of off-mountain activities and amenities as Whiteface and the surrounding communities of Lake Placid and Wilmington. Topping the list of must-do activities is the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience—a thrill of a liftime you'll be itching to re-do as soon as you catch your breath. For a more leisurely tour through the natural environment, visit our cross country ski center in winter, and drink in the beauty of the Adirondacks on our 50 km of Nordic trails. In the summer & fall, take a drive up the Veterans Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain—New York's fifth highest peak—and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views reaching as far as Vermont and Canada.

Our Olympic sites are always buzzing with activity! Explore all of our offerings below and be sure to check out our Activity Calendar to find out what's happening this week.

activity calendar: january 15 - 21

Discover Cross Country program at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Discover Cross Country
Availability: Winter
The complete cross country ski experience, including a trail pass, rentals, and expert instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere as you explore our winter wonderland!
winter biathlon at mt. van hoevenberg
Discover Biathlon
Availability: Summer & Winter
Take an in depth look at this sport that combines freestyle skiing and rifle marksmanship. Take a ski lesson to start the program or just join us at on the range to zero in your shooting skills. You will be treated to an hour long PSIA ski lesson, an informative video on Biathlon and professional instruction on our Olympic Biathlon Range.
Josie's Cabin at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Josie's Interactive Natural History Series
Availability: Winter
Saturdays and holiday weeks at our new woodland retreat, we celebrate the dream of Josephine Schofield. You'll find naturalists, artists and leaders in our community for a series of unique natural history lessons about Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Adirondack Region.