The Best Place for a Ski Vacation
Mt Pisgah Ski Area is located in the Village of Saranac Lake. The mountain offers something for everyone - from recreational downhill skiing and snowboarding, to a high caliber terrain park, gate training for alpine racers and snowtubing, we have it all, including night skiing! There are 3.5 kilometers of snow shoe trails, .5 kilomters of beginner trails, 3.5 kilomters of cross country trails for the beginner to intermediate skier, 30 acres of glade skiing for the intermediate to advanced skier.
For the more expert skier, head to Whiteface a few minutes outside the Village of Lake Placid. The "Olympic Mountain" features the greatest vertical in the East!
Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Saranac Lake
Cross country skiers and snowshoers can enjoy winter wonderland at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, located a mile west of downtown Saranac Lake. The center features 15 km of groomed ski trail, night skiing, plus several kilometers of backcountry trail to its summit. The 2010 Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong and 2009 World Cup leader Tim Burke first learned to ski on these trails!
The Paul Smith's College VIC is 12 miles from town and features over 20 miles of groomed trails for cross-country and skate skiing. Skiing the Jack Rabbit Trail to Lake Placid and beyond is another option.