Around Town



The High Peaks Region has just about all you could ask for in terms of lodging options.  From full service lake side resort with all the amenities to cozy cabins in the woods and everything in between, you'll be sure to find a comfortable option that suites your taste and budget.

Dining & Shopping

Dining and shopping are just as much a part of the overall Whiteface Lake Placid experience. 

Looking for great BBQ and a locally brewed beer, cocktails and an artisan salad lake side, or maybe just a great cup of coffee and a freshly baked scone? No matter what your pallet prefers, Main Street is lined with a diverse assortment of dining options guaranteed to satisfy. And no trip to Lake Placid would be complete without doing a little shopping, and there's no better place to get your next pair of skis or snowboard. The local shop staff know all the major brands and have countless hours on the mountain testing the latest tech. While your cruising around town make sure a stop at the Olympic Center Store is on your itinerary.  Located next to the Herb Brooks Arena in the Olympic Center, the ORDA Store offers our official line of Whiteface Lake Placid resort wear by STORMTECH and tons of gear to help you get the most out of your next adventure. But Lake Placid is more than just gear and beer, there's also a vibrant local theater, art galleries, and local Adirondack craftsman shops.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to take a little piece of the ADK's home with you.


Cunningham's Ski Barn
Cunningham's Ski Barn

Cunningham's Ski Barn, since 1934 has been outfitting skiers & riders at Whiteface & Gore Mountains. Convenient locations on Main Street in Lake Placid & North Creek offer the latest brands for alpine, nordic, backcountry skiing & snowboarding. Our friendly & professional staff can help you choose equipment, clothing, & accessories. Easy & fast rental service: pick up after 3 pm the day before you enjoy the mountain. Demo the latest equipment & try our demo purchase program. We offer custom bootfitting, OVERNIGHT tuning, stonegrinding, & repair.

2599 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3706
Dancing Bears Restaurant
Dancing Bears Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dancing Bears Restaurant features cozy street-side dining. Conveniently located on Lake Placid's Main Street, Dancing Bears Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a variety of great all-American foods including our chef's mouth-watering daily specials, Lake Placid's favorite burgers, signature hand-tossed pizzas, and tantalizing dinner selections. Don't miss our daily happy hour from 4-7 pm!

2404 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3619

Mexican food with an Irish flare. For 20 years we have been serving Mexican food with a different flavor. Try one of over 150 Tequilas, one of the best selections in the East! Desperados makes their own bottled hot sauces. Try to beat the Leprechaun if you dare. If not into Tequila, try one of our four draft beers. Affordable prices with fun for all.

2090 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-1507
High Falls Gorge
High Falls Gorge

High Falls Gorge is the Adirondacks' most breathtaking, year-round, 30 minute walk. Witness four majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago, learn about all the natural history of the falls, grab a bite to eat at the River View Café, and browse the gift shop. Just a short drive from Lake Placid and one mile from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, this is the perfect stop for half a day or half an hour.

4761 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12946
(518) 946-2278
High Peaks Cyclery

Lake Placid's winter headquarters for backcountry gear, mountaineering, alpine touring, ice climbing, telemark and Nordic skiing. Guide service and instruction available. Conveniently located in the village with ample parking. All of the best brands including Patagonia, Arcteryx, Salomon, Rossingnol, Fischer, Yakima & more. New for this winter: Salsa FAT BIKES (rentals & sales). Custom boot fitting, stonegrind and overnight ski tuning. One stop sales, service and rentals.

2733 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-3764
Lake Placid Ski & Board Co.
Lake Placid Ski and Board Co.

Lake Placid Ski & Board has been voted the best ski and snowboard shop in Upstate New York since 2008. We have been in business and independently owned since 1984. We are conveniently located in downtown Lake Placid. We have all the best equipment and clothing possible from Rossignol, Burton, Atomic, Rome, Head, Salomon, Lange, Dalbello, and much more. We have the best prices on rentals and demos and also have a full service repair shop.

3532 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-7245
Maui North
Maui North

At Maui North Ski, Bike & Board Co. our focus is YOU! We go above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what YOU want, and at a great price! We represent the best brands in the business for skiing, snowboarding, biking, water sports, and skateboarding plus all the apparel and accessories to look great doing it! Our full-service shop provides maintenance and repair services with quick turnarounds and a satisfaction guarantee. In business since 1984, we are YOUR local experts for all things ski, bike & board!

31 Durkee St., Plattsburgh , NY 12901
(518) 563-7245
Paul Smith's College
Paul Smith's College logo

When it comes to cookie-cutter colleges, Paul Smith's is anything but. In fact, they're the only 4-year college inside the world-famous Adirondacks. At PSC, it's about the experience. Students develop hands-on skills in 20+ majors such as culinary arts, forestry, environmental science, business, surveying, hospitality, outdoor recreation, and more. It's an unusual academic approach, and it works: 90% of graduates are employed or in grad school within six months. Living and learning at PSC requires a special kind of student – someone who values the abundance of our natural landscape and embraces a spirit of creative self-reliance.

7833 New York 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970
  |   (888) 873-6570
Viking Ski Shop
Viking Ski Shop

Viking Ski N' Snowboard is the oldest and largest ski and board ship in the North Country. It was started in 1956 and has been at its present location since 1965. It is presently owned and operated by David and Barbara Collin. Although ski and snowboard apparel and equipment are the main products that are offered, we also sell x-c equipment, snowshoes and many other related snow sport products and accessories. We also provide full service repairs and both season and daily rentals.

453 Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-5539
Whiteface Visitors Bureau

Wilmington Downtown - your closest ski destination! Located in the heart of the Adirondacks - home to Whiteface Mountain. After a day of exploring Whiteface Mountain, unwind & recharge with great food, shopping & wellness. Restaurants include pub, pizza, delis, diners, & fireside dining. Shop for art, handmade keepsakes, sporting goods & high-tech outdoor gear. Take the opportunity to relax, breathe &rejuvinate with: chiroprators, acupuncture and massage . If adventure is more your style, we offer the BEST in fat tire bike trails, snowshoeing, snowmobiling & the closest lodging for "First Tracks".

5753 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2255   |   888-whitefa (ce)