Dispatches from The Inn

Adirondacks ski season: end not in sight

Arcing turns down Parkway on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks

It has always amazed me how the general skiing and riding public is so willing to pack in the season at the end of February, even in the northern Adirondacks where the season is longer than other regions.

I get it. This has been a long, endless winter, with week after week of cold, snowy weather in many parts of the east, including Lake Placid. We truly feel for Boston. The city has gone through enough. But folks, these are snow sports, and we need wintry conditions to provide smooth surfaces of packed snow. And in these Adirondack Mountains that’s what we have.

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Lake Placid Adirondacks hosts World Cup luge racing

Lake Placid Adirondacks

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The second stop on the Viessmann World Cup luge tour will bring the fastest athletes on ice, representing 15 nations, to Lake Placid Adirondacks, on December 5-6.

Training will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Nations Cup qualifying is set for Thursday, December 4, at 6 PM. Doubles and men’s singles will be contested on December 5, with the day starting at 9:55 AM. Women’s singles and the team relay are slated for December 6 at 9:30 AM.

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Come to Lake Placid for a Holiday Village Stroll

Lake Placid

It’s a sure sign the holidays are upon us in Lake Placid. The Holiday Village Stroll has become a signature event in the community, attracting many visitors, families and couples in the weeks prior to Christmas.

The Stroll, as the organizers term it, is set for Dec. 12-14 and has a never-ending lineup of activities including arts, entertainment, hockey, bobsled and skeleton racing, dining specials, live entertainment, meeting Santa and more.

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