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Ski bums and snowboarders, rejoice! The ADKs are gaining some big recognition, once again. Business Insider Australia has named Whiteface Mountain as one of the 25 mountains that everyone should ski in their lifetime. That's right - only 25 mountains named, and Whiteface made the cut!

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It's undeniable that the most popular (and difficult) Adirondack hiking challenge is the Adirondack Forty-Sixer, which you must scale all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks to complete. If you've ever wanted to conquer the challenge, but have been deterred by the daunting task that the 46ers present, fear not! A new hiking challenge has come on the scene in the Adirondacks that offers less work, but just as much reward as the 46ers. That's right, folks, 29 is the new 46!

Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II, www.carlheilman.com

Model train lovers, fear not! Railroads on Parade is here to stay... with a little help! The intricate model train display has avoided its anticipated dismantlement and will continue to be a main attraction in northern Warren County - but they need your help to stay afloat!

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It's undeniable that being a "ski bum," or someone who cares more about hitting that fresh powder than working from 9-5, is ideal for students or recent grads, but what happens when work becomes inevitable? The answer: move to a "livable" ski town; somewhere that offers the perfect combination of work and play. Liftopia recently compiled a list of the top three livable ski towns in the East, as voted on by ski bums themselves, and it's not hard to see why Lake Placid was included among the elite!


There's no doubt that the Adirondacks are home to gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage.
Travel + Leisure recently complied a list of 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors' for September 2014, and the silver medal was given to Lake Placid, NY. 
With the recent growth of craft beverages in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce saw this as the perfect opportunity to present an Adirondack Craft Beverage Inaugural Tour!
Every morning this week, in the frosty air of the Adirondacks, construction on an ice palace on the shores of Lake Flower makes progress in preparation for its annual debut at the opening ceremonies of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival on January 31st.

Ever wondered what goes into making the famous Saranac Lake Ice Palace? This year, we take an inside look at how they pull the whole thing off every year.

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Construction

The popular travel and leisure magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, polled their readers for the best resorts in the Northeast. When the results came in, five local Adirondack and Hudson Valley getaways were named among the region's top 20 resorts! Take a look at who made the cut!
A revamped ADK Trail Inn in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks is now open for business! Located between Keene and Upper Jay along the East Branch of the famed Ausable River, this inn makes for the perfect getaway! 
keenebarn2.jpgThe Keene New York Barn is in desperate need of repair and with enough interest, it can be saved! 

At the intersection of Routes 73 and 9 in Keene, New York, you will pass an old Keene Barn that has quite noticeably seen its share of Adirondack weather.

With its sagging roof and weathered red paint, set in an overgrown field with a backdrop of evergreens and mountains, this old Keene Barn is a photographer's dream. In fact, Adirondack photographer, Carl Heilman II was one of the first ones backing the rescue of this old barn.