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New Snow Means Winter Fun in the Adirondacks

February 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack Mountain ClubLAKE PLACID, NY – The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) urges winter sports enthusiasts to dust off their cross-country skis and snowshoes and head for the Adirondack High Peaks.

More than 6 inches of new snow fell Wednesday night at ADK’s Heart Lake property near Lake Placid, and more snow was falling on Friday, creating great conditions for winter fun.

“Winter is definitely here in the High Peaks,” said Ryan Doyle, ADK’s outdoor leadership coordinator. “If you’ve been waiting all winter to get outside and play in the snow, now is your chance.”

ADK offers a variety of winter recreation programs for all ages and skill levels, from beginner snowshoe and cross-country skiing workshops to winter hikes up trailless high peaks. All ADK outdoor workshops are conducted by our experienced, highly trained staff, who can help you develop the confidence and skills you’ll need for safe and rewarding winter adventures in the backcountry.

If you are looking for a chance to get outdoors with the kids or grandkids, join ADK for Family Snowshoe Day on Saturday, March 3. Spend the day snowshoeing on the beautiful trails at our Heart Lake property while learning about natural history and winter ecology. ADK will provide the snowshoes and instruction. Kids under 6 are free.

For more information about ADK’s winter outdoor workshops, visit our website at or call (518) 523-3411.

ADK also offers incomparable lodging at the historic Adirondak Loj, 8 miles south of Lake Placid and as close as you can get to the East’s greatest wilderness. Accommodations include private rooms, bunkrooms and a loft, and meal plans are available. For reservations, call (518) 523-3441.

For current information on weather and trail conditions, contact the High Peaks Information Center at (518) 523-3441 Ext. 21.

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