New York skiers are finding it tough to get lift tickets this winter, but we have a few suggestions on lesser-known mountains for you to try, along with a couple winter events to know about, and some fun ADK news.
Bundle Up & Check Out These Winter Events & Activities
A “Lite” Long Lake Winter Carnival
The Long Lake Winter Carnival is still happening on Saturday, January 16, however, all events will adhere to strict COVID-19 guidelines which include maximum capacities. So those wishing to participate in sledding, skating, and more activities need to register in advance as soon as possible. Enjoy classic winter fun in Long Lake!
Snowshoe Races for Adults & Kids
The Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe 5K/10K Snowshoe Race & Kids’ Snowshoe Scramble is this Sunday, January 17, in Saranac. Check out the details and register if you’re interested. Loaner snowshoes will be available, but supplies are limited, so as with the above event solidify plans, rentals, etc. as soon as you can.
Skiing at Mt. Pisgah Is Now Open
Adirondack skiers are finding the major resorts to be booked up, at least on weekends. Where’s a snowsports enthusiast to go? You might have good luck getting tickets to Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center in Saranac Lake. Described as a “small-town Adirondack ski and snowboard hill,” the mountain recently opened for downhill skiing and tubing.
Bonus tip: Make an overnight out of your skiing excursion and stay at the renovated and reputable Hotel Saranac, a six-minute drive from Mt. Pisgah.
You could also try: West Mountain, just south of the Adirondack Park in Queensbury, is also open for skiing and snow tubing. And McCauley Mountain in Old Forge, whose motto is “big mountain fun, small mountain attitude,” recently opened as well.
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Adirondack Rental Makes Airbnb’s Top 50 Wish-Listed Unique Rentals
Log cabins, cozy cottages, and rustic vacation rentals are top lodging choices for visitors to the Adirondacks. But here’s one you might not have thought of – a treehouse. Located in Remsen, this 1,200-square-foot treehouse can sleep four and includes an 80-foot suspension bridge to a 500-square-foot porch.
Unfortunately, it’s booked through March 2022. In the meantime, there are plenty of authentic Adirondack cabins/cottages/rentals you can take advantage of this winter season!
- 6sqft: This Adirondacks treehouse was the year’s most popular Airbnb rental for New Yorkers