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It was an 2 hour drive from albany, ny. Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway (Exit 24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit 30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow it for two miles to Route 73 to Keene, north on Route 9N to Jay, west on Route 86 to Wilmington / Whiteface. From NYC: 4 hrs 40 mins.

True skiers and riders not only know the trail and lift networks, but they also immerse themselves in the background and history of a region. With two Olympics under our belt, all the winter sports, dating back to the turn of the 20th century, are played here.

Whiteface is unique in American winter resorts - a place of unrivaled history, uncompromised beauty and uncommon skiing and riding. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Adirondack forest, the Olympic Mountain has by far the greatest vertical in the East as well as a gentler side, with a sheltered trail system for families and beginners.

And there's an attitude here (or lack of one)... down to earth and unpretentious. The trails have character, the people have character... it's the real deal.

Of course the other half of the story is Lake Placid - and what a story it is. The home of two legendary Olympic Winter Games continues to host the greatest winter events all season long. It's an environment electric with the energy of world class competition, and yet laid back at the same time. Lake Placid caters to those who love the outdoors and winter sports as well as the warmth and comforts of a true alpine village. There's virtually no other winter resort that offers this level of experience.

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