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High Elevation Birding on Whiteface Mountain

These "sky islands" are the breeding realm of many boreal bird species including the elusive Bicknell's Thrush. For this bird, the world below that sea of fog does not exist.

cycling whiteface highway
Rides We Like:  Upstate New York – Whiteface Mountain

When watching the Tour, I ask myself "What would my time be climbing Alpe d'Huez?" Short of actually flying to France, I can think of only one that can compare ... Whiteface Mountain, New York.

Featuring: CJ Rudy, Creaky Bottom Bracket, and Special Contributor to the Flame Magazine
Chris Mazdzer at the Saranac Lake Parade
America's First

In February, Saranac Lake's Chris Mazdzer became the first U.S. athlete to win a men's singles luge Olympic medal when he claimed silver in PyeongChang.

Featuring: Chris Mazdzer
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Artistry on Ice

Have you ever wondered how they paint a skating rink's ice?

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Local Olympic Pride

Since the very first Olympic Winter Games, in 1924, the Lake Placid region has sent at least one athlete to compete. Many of them have come home with Olympic medals.

Valentine's Day Special

Don't let love go extinct—follow your heart and head to Whiteface this Valentine's Day for some of the best conditions of the season at a SWEET deal!

Sports & Family

I have been a New York Rangers fan my entire life. When I heard that the team was coming to Lake Placid, in early-October, for a pre-season practice, I could hardly contain my excitement.

Featuring: Matthew Theis
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Taken too Soon

Whether it was his closest friends and teammates or young fans who cheered him on at a World Cup race, Steven Holcomb made everyone around him feel special and included.

Get Ready for Opening Day

We'll see you soon! Opening Day is Saturday, November 18, 2017. 

Peter Sears talking to coaches
Striking Olympic Silver

Just like the 1980 team, the 1972 squad featured mostly college and university age players from the mid-west and New England. On the 1972 squad was Lake Placid native Peter Sears... 

Featuring: Peter Sears