Ice Skating, Skiing, Snowmobiling and
Ice Fishing at Saranac Lake
Watch World Cup Alpine Ski Events
Fall & Winter Activities
the fall and winter seasons with ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing at Saranac
Lake or watch World Cup Alpine Ski Events.
The village of Saranac Lake was recently rated #1 small town in New York and #11 in
the U.S. Make your reservations early, as this is one of the most popular times of the
year in the Adirondacks.
GQ and Ski magazines have rated the Adirondack Park one of the premier vacation spots
in the country. With the arrival of fall, you will find the mountains filled with color.
Warm days and cool nights make it one of the best times of the year to experience the Adirondacks.
Don't forget your camera to capture the beauty of the season.
Snowmobiling and Ice Fishing
For the winter sports enthusiast: ice skating, skiing and snowmobiling are available
at Lake Colby (only a short drive from your door at the Sara-Placid Motor Inn). And Lake
Colby is stocked with landlocked salmon and trout for superb ice fishing.
skating is available on our premises, weather providing, or at the Olympic rinks in Lake
And Whiteface Mountain, recently rated #1 ski resort on the east coast, is just a short
drive from your door at Sara-Placid Motor Inn. Challenge yourself with skiing the East
Coast's steepest vertical drop at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort.
Cross country skiers will enjoy the famous Jack Rabbit Trail, which adjoins our property
and runs between the towns of Saranac Lake and Keene. It's one of the most scenic cross
country skiing trails in the country.
Cup Alpine Ski Events
Winter in the Adirondack Mountains is filled with activities.
World Cup Alpine ski events are held at Whiteface Mountain, and the Adirondacks host
annual World Cup events such as Bobsled and Luge at the Worlds newest combination facility.
World Cup and Pro Ski Jumping and Freestyle events are held at Olympic ski jump complex.
Feeling adventurous? Take a trip to the top of the 90 meter ski jump or, for
the true thrill seeker, try a bobsled ride.
Lake Winter Carnival
Every February Saranac Lake holds its Winter Carnival, the oldest on the east coast.
There is something for everyone; parades, firework displays, music and sporting events.
The festivities begin with the coronation ceremonies, followed by a dance with live music.
After the crowning of the Winter Carnival King & Queen, the Ice Palace lights are turned
on, followed by the first of two firework displays. Over the next two weeks you will enjoy
snowshoe softball, ski races, motorcycle, and ATV ice races, and other sporting events.
Indoor activities include plays, art shows, a comedy show and musical events.
Ice Palace is the crown jewel of the two week long event. Each Winter Carnival, the design
of the palace changes. It is filled with multicolored lights, and truly a spectacular site
at night. The closing ceremonies includes the storming of the Ice Palace, with a slideshow
of the Carnival events followed by the second fireworks display. Make your reservations
early as this is one of Saranac Lake's biggest events of the year.