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Please help with New Years / Holiday Ski Trip

by MissKimT Online Now Nov 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM


We are planning our first trip to Lake Placid for Dec 26 through New Years. I'd appreciate any suggestions or things we shouldn't miss.

We have a small villa we found on www.vrbo for a great price.

We are foodies. Besides the big hotel food we plan to avoid, we are looking forward to Caffe Rustica, Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar, Ashley's Cafe, Interlaken Restaurant, Milano North, and ... we'll continue to research.

Any suggestions for New Years? Great places to be?

One thing we haven't researched yet are the slopes. Looks like there are two. I presume we can get tickets online. We'd probably like 3-4 days of downhill skiing, but would like to try cross-country for the first time.

Did I miss anything? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Please help with New Years / Holiday Ski Trip

    by marca Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    I enyoy going to Lake Placid because there is plenty of things to do if there is bad weather or there are non-skiers in your group. If you get tired of skiing be sure to visit the public tobaggon slide right on Mirror lake. You pay a reasonable fee for a tobaggon and walk up stairs and shoot down a slide on to the frozen lake. You can keep going up as long as you want. There are dog sled rides(more expensive) and Snowmobile rentals(even more expensive). Be sure to visit the Ski Jump and Bob Sled run outside of town. The public can ride the Bob Sled (2 at at time between a driver and brakeman). There is public Ice Skating on the outdoor Olympic oval in front of the high School with a rental shop accross the street. There is an indoor arena that has open skating(call first for the open times). I am aware of x-country skiing in the area but have never done it myself.

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