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Winter Activity Links

Whiteface Ski Center

Gore Mountain Ski Center

Titus Mountain Ski Center

Snow- mobiling in New York State

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Ice Fishing

Cross Country Skiing

Snow shoeing

The Olympic Mountain
Cross Country Skiing

Plattsburgh is a 45-minute drive from Whiteface Mountain, ranked second (for the second consecutive year) among ski resorts in eastern North America by SKI Magazine. Whiteface is a family-oriented facility with 72 trails and the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. However, its terrain is welcoming to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
Recent improvements include a heated gondola and a high-speed quad lift that whisk skiers and boarders to the mountaintop in a matter of minutes. Other nearby ski centers include Titus Mountain in Malone and Gore Mountain in North Creek. A variety of resorts in nearby Vermont and Quebec are favorites among Plattsburgh area skiers.

This aerobically enhancing sport is very popular among North Country residents. Many cross country skiers simply look for open field, then snap on their bindings and cruise for miles. Others converge on private or state-operated ski centers -- and they're plentiful in the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley -- where the trails are groomed to perfection.
Open Spaces
Ice Fishing
Snowmobile: an exciting way to traverse miles and miles of scenic and remote wilderness areas in the Adirondack Mountains and Champlain Valley.
Anglers in huge numbers hug lake Champlain's shoreline in winter. Lake perch is a local delicacy, and many area restaurants feature the local catch in "all you can eat" specials.
Finding Serenity
Celebrating Winter
Snowshoeing is rapidly becoming a preferred pastime among the North Country's outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Like cross country skiing, snowshoeing is a wonderful way to burn calories while basking in the beauty and tranquility of the winter season.
Several North Country communities plan lavish, multi-day winter carnivals whose components range from parades, fireworks and dinner-dances to competition in outdoor sports and the construction of elaborate ice castles. Above: the ice castle in Saranac Lake, recognized recently as an "All American City," where winter carnivals have been a wintertime happening for nearly a century.