Whiteface / Lake Placid
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Whiteface / Lake Placid

Ski Lake Placid and Whiteface

Host to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Whiteface sits in the beautiful Adirondacks National Park, five hours’ drive from New York and close to the beautiful Lake Placid. After a day on the slopes, see your pupils’ motivation soar when they learn about Olympic heroes in the museum, visit the ski jump or skate across the rink at the Olympic Ice Pavilion.

Head to New York’s premier ski resort at the very top point of North East USA. The view of the surrounding Adirondack peaks as they jut into the horizon is truly spectacular from the summit, you may even see Canada on a clear day. Covering 1/5th of the state, the Adirondack Park is a natural wilderness which spans 6 million acres, boasts over 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams, feeding 6,000 miles of river!

Get ready to explore a world-class ski area with the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies.


After a short bus ride to the slopes, mixed ability groups are in their element with easy trails for beginners to find their ski legs and more challenging intermediate trails.

Your future Olympians can discover some of the best advanced areas on the east coast and make the most of the challenging summit runs. Lunch vouchers and ski equipment storage are available at the mountain.

  • Direction of slopes North and East
  • Resort Height 372m / 1220ft
  • Acres of terrain 288 acres / 1.17 km²
  • No of trails 87
  • Longest trail Longest individual trail 2.1 miles (3.38 km), distance from top to bottom 3.5 miles (5.6 km)
  • No of lifts 11
  • Photo needed No
  • Highest lift 1337m / 4.386ft
  • Snow-making 99% of trails covered
  • Average snowfall 200 inches / 508cm
  • Destination airport Boston or New York
  • Flights times Approx 7 hours
  • Transfer times 5 hours from Boston and New York
  • Medical facilities Medical facilities available in resort. Nearest Hospital Lake Placid (9 miles)
  • Children's facilities Crèches for young skiers and non-skiers



Lake House at High Peaks Resort3 star

  • Spectacular lake views
  • Indoor swimming pool

Casual yet sophisticated style, the High Peaks Resort has 2 buildings and groups will be housed in the Lake House which is opposite the main hotel building across the street, and is complete with an indoor swimming pool and games room.

Location: Great location in the centre of Lake Placid within easy walking distance of shops and evening entertainment such as the cinema and Olympic Village.

Facilities: The main hotel building has an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, two restaurants and several meeting rooms that can be used for evening entertainments such as a quiz or bingo night your stay here will be full of fun. The Lake House also has its own swimming pool, games room, bar and restaurant.

Accommodation: Rooms have 2 x double/queen beds (based on 4 students sharing) and en-suite bathrooms.

Meals: Hot breakfast and evening meals are taken in-house.




Useful Information


  • Ice-skating
  • Curling
  • Cinema
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag

Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Includes half-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, ski boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Extras to budget for...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

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For a complete experience you can’t beat Whiteface with its varied skiing, beautiful town and Olympic heritage topped off with a New York stopover.

Sam, Equity Ski Specialist