Whiteface Club Nordic Center

The 59th most popular cross country ski area in New York.

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Northwest of Lake Placid, the Whiteface Nordic Center has another 20km of groomed cross country ski trails. The Whiteface Nordic Center has been called the best cross-country center for the novice Nordic skier. The Whiteface Club & Resort Nordic Center provides 15 kilometers of gentle sloping, professionally groomed and track-set trails with skating lanes. Intersecting the Whiteface Club & Resort's cross-country trails is the internationally recognized Jackrabbit Trail. The Jackrabbit Trail is thirty-five miles of backcountry trail meandering from the Adirondack Visitors Center at Paul Smith’s College, through Saranac Lake, Lake Placid to Keene Valley.

To reach the club nordic center from Lake Placid, head west on SR86. At the Hilton Hotel, bear left (up the hill) and continue on Route 86 West for approximately one mile. You will pass the Cold Brook Plaza on your right. Just beyond this plaza, also along the right, you will see our sign, “Whiteface Club.” Make a right on to the Whiteface Inn Lane and drive just over a mile. Make a right hand turn into our driveway.

Overall, Whiteface Club Nordic Center is the 59th most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Whiteface Club Nordic Center including Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center, Five Ponds Wilderness, Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, Essex County Trails and Jack Rabbit XC Ski Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Whiteface Nordic Center (518) 523-2551; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS; High Peaks Cyclery And Ski Shop, Lake Placid (518) 523-3764.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Base Camp:  Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid; Bark Eater Inn, Keene (518) 576-2221

Luxury Loding:  Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid (518) 523-2544; White Face Lodge, Lake Placid; Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

Breakfast Restaurant:  Downtown Diner, Lake Placid; Chair 6, Lake Placid

Reference Source:  click here http://www.whitefaceclubresort.com/

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  21432