Tucked snugly into the undulating Adirondack mountain range, Whiteface Lodge takes a luxurious approach to rusticity. A distinguished resort in vivacious Lake Placid, alight with glowing comfort winking into the chilled winter air. Bundle your kin and let loose your war cry against hibernation at this woodsy palace of plenty-to-do. Touted by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "World's Best Places to Stay" on their Gold List 2012 and ranked in the top five for New York State, your family will make the most out of the season of frost wrapped in the capable arms of this log fortress of merriment.
Spend quality time outdoors demonstrating to the little ones how to net a properly executed slap shot on the Lodge's own skating rink, or try a few games of Marco Polo in the outdoor heated pool, splish-splashing away as fresh snowflakes drift through the air. Test the family's hand-eye coordination with a rigorous bowling match in the Lodge's game room, catch a movie all together in the on-site theatre, and wind down the night snuggling outdoors at the nightly bonfire. Weekend stays give the kids an extra boost with Kamp KANU, a fantastic outdoor camp program that makes the most out of winter and leaves room for some parent time, whether that includes a frolicking snowshoe through the woods or a calming afternoon at the spa.
Exquisite dining options prevail at the Lodge, including tongue-tingling fare that will warm the bellies of all family members. For a more casual evening, test out the delicious pizzas and decadent sandwiches at the KANU Lounge. If the family's collective palates are more discerning, try the scrumptious menu at KANU Restaurant, Whiteface Lodge's answer to fine dining in the Adirondacks. Seated in the warm glow of the dining room, its decor reminiscent of a robust hunting lodge with a more delicate touch and a towering ceiling, you'll enjoy fresh American-style cuisine, created with great care by Chef Greg Barth. Savour elegant dishes from Pan Seared Scallops with Tomato and Toasted Almond Couscous, to a hearty Parmesan Crusted Rack of Lamb.
Travelling just under an hour from your excellent accommodations, you'll find the tools to build on your troupe's adventures. Whiteface Mountain rises singularly in the Adirondack mountain range, clearing the treetops with the most impressive vertical drop in the east. Carve your way down the mountain side, or visit the Olympic Sports Complex and experience the invigorating, graceful speed of a bobsled run, following in the footsteps of the 1980 Olympic athletes.