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Where's the Best Ski Vacation in the Northeast? The Adirondacks!

The Adirondacks have so much to offer for ski vacations and winter getaways. Indeed, not only are there many opportunities for alpine skiing, but you'll always find a place to go cross-country skiing nearby.

Are you looking to take some time off this winter season and get outdoors? Here are our top seven reasons why you should plan your Adirondack ski vacation right now!

Great Skiing For All Experience Levels

alpine skier
The Adirondacks are full of great ski resorts and centers that the whole family would enjoy on a winter vacation. Whether you're a novice skier or an expert, you'll discover trails that are perfect for you. Many ski resorts offer lessons for beginners too!

Fantastic Winter Resorts

mirror lake inn

Here in the Adirondacks, you'll find a variety of lodging options, including great resorts, hotels, cabins, and beds & breakfasts that are perfect for romantic getaways and family vacations. Plus, many places offer lodging specials during winter as well.

Breathtaking Peaks

view from mountain in winter

The beauty of the Adirondacks is simply unmatched by any other destination on the East Coast! When you're on vacation, you want to feel like you're in paradise, regardless of what season it is. Surrounding yourself with the High Peaks will make for an unforgettable winter experience!

Photo Credit: Scott Yakey, Slides of Giant Mountain as seen from Upper Wolf Jaw

Winter Olympic History

lake placid olympics

Lake Placid was home to the Winter Olympic Games in 1932 and 1980. On your winter vacation to the Adirondacks, you'll be able to see a number of olympic venues, including the historic Herb Brooks Arena where the famous "Miracle On Ice" game took place.

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Kellogg

Gear Rentals And Outfitters

Don't have your own gear? No problem! Many ski resorts have their own retail and rental shops where you can rent or purchase skis, snowboards, helmets, coats, gloves, and whatever else you need for your day or week on the slopes! Learn what to wear during winter in the ADK so you can be fully prepared.

Exceptional Snowmaking

Even when there isn't a lot of snowfall during parts of the winter season, you'll always find snow at the region's top ski resorts. Many places use special snowmaking machines to give the trails fresh powder when needed.

More Than Skiing

ausable chasm
If you've had enough skiing or aren't interested in hitting the slopes at all, try taking a winter tour! You can explore Ausable ChasmHigh Falls Gorge, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, and other sites by snowshoeing.

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