Dispatches from The Inn

The Adirondacks best playground might be Mirror Lake

The skating lane on Mirror Lake in the Adirondacks village of Lake Placid

The title of last week’s blog related to the fact that the ski and ride season in the Adirondacks is not over yet. Well, the same can be said of all other activities in the Lake Placid region.

There is still an abundance of snow and ice to keep lovers of winter sports content for quite some time in the Adirondacks, but I am happy to report that FINALLY, temperatures will begin to moderate.

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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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