A summer for the ages continues
The Lake Placid region remains under a dome of clear and warm weather. Temperatures the past few weeks have consistently been in the 70s and 80s. We're basking in this, as opposed to other areas of the U.S. that have been hit with oppressive conditions and triple-digit heat.
If you're looking for the meteorological explanation, the jet stream is bringing the clear and dry conditions to us from Canada. Typically, we would see some warm, moist air transported from the Gulf and mid Atlantic states. Not at the moment.
With the clear air, sightseeing from the top of the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, or the Whiteface gondola, or the top of the 90 meter ski jump tower provides views into forever.
The Wednesday afternoon Wet and Wild freestyle skiing shows into 750,000 gallons of aerated water is a spectacle not to be missed at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. The 1 PM exhibitions are put on by Olympic and World Cup athletes who train into the pool in Lake Placid from May to October. You just have to see these athletes soar 50-60 feet in the air, do their spinning and twisting tricks, and plunge into the cushioned water.
Our two lakes, Mirror Lake and Lake Placid, have comfortable temps for swimming, boating and fishing.
Mirror Lake Inn has outdoor water "venues" of its own, with a private beach on Mirror Lake just across the street from the hotel, and a heated pool on the premises.
However, if you have the need to chill, we'll recommend the Olympic Center on Main Street where young figure skaters in training entertain at 4:30 each Friday with their own choreographed performances.
And then there is the Saturday Night Ice Show, also inside the Olympic Center. This series dates back to the 1960s. Keep an eye out for national and Olympic talent stepping on the ice for your enjoyment.
Of course, no matter what the daytime weather, you will always need some kind of sweater or light jacket for night owl activities. So don't forget to pack one.
Have a great weekend and return to the blog soon.