Get to know the Olympic Sites
Originally constructed for the 1932 Winter Olympics, and further built upon for the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Lake Placid Olympic Sites have since evolved into 5 distinct locations: The Olympic Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the Olympic Sports Complex, Whiteface Mountain, and Mt. Van Hovenberg. The Lake Placid Olympic Sites continue to build on the legacy of the Lake Placid area as a destination for people and families from all walks of life.
Lake Placid Region
Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful, serene wilderness — rolling hills, high peaks, sparkling lakes, and clear, fresh air. In the midst of all that beauty, Lake Placid is a classic mountain town.
Lake Placid is an opportunity to enjoy fresh air and majestic views. Fall means exceptional foliage: leaves changing from green to stunning hues of pumpkin orange, sunny yellow, and blazing red set the landscape alight. There’s also the crisp, fresh air, apple cider, donuts, and pumpkin everything!
Nature is never far from downtown. The region is home to hundreds of miles of trails that are perfect for a quiet walk in the woods and lakes and ponds ideal for a scenic paddle, plus locally-loved and locally-owned restaurants and shops. Plan your perfect fall day today!
From Mount Jo to Lake Placid the lake, Henry’s Woods to Mount Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid is legendary for big views and big scenery, but with a charming, small town twist, which is why we call it home.
Love Your ADK
By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.
2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-2445 | 800-44Placid
Wilmington Downtown – your closest ski destination! Located in the heart of the Adirondacks – home to Whiteface Mountain. After a day of exploring Whiteface Mountain, unwind & recharge with great food, shopping & wellness. Restaurants include pubs, pizza, delis, diners, & fireside dining. Shop for art, handmade keepsakes, sporting goods & high-tech outdoor gear. Take the opportunity to relax, breathe & rejuvenate with: chiropractors, acupuncture, and massage. If adventure is more your style, we offer the BEST in fat tire bike trails, snowshoeing, snowmobiling & the closest lodging for “First Tracks”.Learn More »
5753 NYS Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
518-946-2255 | 888-Whiteface
The High Peaks Region has just about all you could ask for in terms of lodging options. From a full-service lakeside resort with all the amenities to cozy cabins in the woods and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find a comfortable option that suits your taste and budget.Learn More »
Dining & Shopping
Dining and shopping are just as much a part of the overall Whiteface Lake Placid experience.
Looking for great BBQ and a locally brewed beer, cocktails and an artisan salad lakeside, or maybe just a great cup of coffee and a freshly baked scone? No matter what your pallet prefers, Main Street is lined with a diverse assortment of dining options guaranteed to satisfy. And no trip to Lake Placid would be complete without doing a little shopping, and there’s no better place to get your next pair of skis or snowboard. The local shop staff know all the major brands and have countless hours on the mountain testing the latest tech. While your cruising around town make sure a stop at the Olympic Center Store is on your itinerary. Located next to the Herb Brooks Arena in the Olympic Center, the ORDA Store offers our official line of Whiteface Lake Placid resort wear by STORMTECH and tons of gear to help you get the most out of your next adventure. But Lake Placid is more than just gear and beer, there’s also a vibrant local theater, art galleries, and local Adirondack craftsman shops. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a little piece of the ADKs home with you.Learn More »