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Top Annual Winter Events In The Adirondacks

Annual events are one of the best parts of winter in the Adirondacks. From Snodeo Weekend in Old Forge to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, there's always something going throughout the entire winter season.

ADK Winter Carnivals: All Season Long

a pony ride

It's winter carnival season in the Adirondacks! These popular events take place each year all over the Adirondacks, and some of the highlights include fireworks, tours, games, and activities for families.

Snodeo Weekend: December 8-10, 2017

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Kick off the 2017/18 snowmobile season with a fantastic snowmobile show, raffle drawing, kitty-cat/120cc races, and more during Old Forge's Snodeo Weekend.

First Night Saranac Lake: December 31, 2017

blue fireworks

Ring in the New Year at First Night Saranac Lake! Enjoy a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment, a unique snowflake/ball drop, a fireworks display, and much more.

Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup: January 19 & 20, 2018

skier doing a trick in the air

Head to Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid to watch mogul racers and aerialists compete in the FIS 2018 Freestyle World Cup.

Winter Birding Weekend in Long Lake: January 27 & 28, 2018

little blue bird in tree

Plan a trip to Long Lake this January for the 2018 Winter Birding Weekend. Participants will get to enjoy two days of birding tours and an afternoon presentation by local birding expert Joan Collins from Adirondack Avian Expeditions. All events and tours are free except for the dinner.

Empire State Winter Games: February 1-4, 2018

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Multiple venues in the Lake Placid Region will host the 2018 Empire State Winter Games on February 1-4. This multi-day sports competition will feature athletes from across New York State competing in over 30 exciting winter sports events.

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival: February 2-11, 2018

saranac lake ice palace

Experience one of winter's most action-packed traditions during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Visitors can even explore the iconic Ice Palace, which is built every year.

Old Forge SnoFest: March 9 & 10, 2018

snowmobiler in woods

Head to SnoFest at Old Forge's Hiltebrant Recreation Center to try out the latest snowmobile models by Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat. Discover the latest gear and start preparing for next year's snowmobile season in advance.

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