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Old 12-17-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default Lake Placid, NY for Christmas- Yay or Nay?

Hello All,

Anyone on here from or has visited Lake Placid, NY?? Trying to plan a last minute Christmas vacation to go see snow. Found some killer airfare and it appears they have lots of snow..

I know they have the Olympics history, skiing, snowmobiling, etc.. is there much else to do there or should we be looking elsewhere.

Thanks in advance for any tips!
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:33 PM
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I've snowboarded most places in the Northeast, and to be honest, Whiteface isn't near the top of my list.

I like Vermont a lot better, and I like Mt. Tremblant in Canada even better than VT.

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Flying out of Tampa, found roundtrip airfare for $150 per person to Plattsburg from what I gather is nowhere other than close to Lake Placid. Last few years we did Stowe, N. Conway, Poconos, etc and was looking for someplace new.
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I am an hour and a half from Lake Placid, and am there on business every week. What are you looking to do besides what you mentioned?
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I've always enjoyed it. Go to the Brew pub up there and get the beer sampler. Unreal beer if you like brews. I think its called Adirondack brew pub. Whiteface (Iceface as we call it), is a great mountain. Not a ton of skiing for novices, but some really great aggressive terrain. I ski there a lot, but it is tougher terrain. Great Snow park for snowborders. Not sure if that's open yet but after today and friday, I'm sure it will be.
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This will be a short trip only 5 or 6 days so usual holiday stuff- eat, drink,site see,drink... I saw you can pay to ride the bobsled and luges at the Olympic's site- definately would give that a shot. Probably spend the days doing the tourist thing and the nights checking out the pubs/bars if there are any..

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there is some good eats in town, than you can sit out side with a beer or wine near a fire barrel, and watch the snow come down, real peaceful
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I stayed at the Summit Inn, they are 2 or 3 bedroom condos. Great slope, been back three other times.
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Stay at the Mirror Lake Inn. You wont be dissapointed
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We used to go every year for my sons hockey tournament. Check out the rink where the 1980 US Olympic team won the gold. I'm a hockey freak, so it was a really big deal for me. My son actually got to play on that ice. Definitley go to the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery. I recommend the UBU.
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