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From Alpine to Après Ski, Nordic & More, Head to the Hills for an Authentic Winter Getaway Adirondack Region, N.Y. - December heralds the beginning of winter in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, and everyone - from alpine skiers and boarders, to snowshoers and ATV riders, is gearing up for snow. Skiing is synonymous with winter in the Adirondacks - whether tackling big mountains, rugged backcountry or gliding along groomed terrain on cross-country skis. Adirondack Region ski resorts provide a myriad of experiences, from the greatest vertical drop in the east at Whiteface Mountain, to smaller, family-run operations like Big Tupper and Titus where you will find short lift lines and spectacular views. Just four hours north of Manhattan and two hours south of Montreal, it's easy to tailor your Adirondack ski vacation to your budget and level of expertise. Whiteface Mountain's hometown of Wilmington offers lodging deals and a festive winter atmosphere all season long. From mid-December through February, visit the Adirondacks and save with discount stay and play packages. Whiteface Mountain area hotels, like The Ledge Rock, offer early ski season packages starting at $78 pp/ per night, complete with lift ticket. Wilmington's Nordic and snowshoe trails, and family attractions like High Falls Gorge nature center, offer a great off-the-beaten path retreat for families. Walk along the Ausable River's frozen waterfalls, then warm up at the High Fall Gorge Lodge campfire, complete with complimentary marshmallows for roasting. Of note, Wilmington is home to the North Pole and one of America's original theme parks, the kitschy yet irresistibly fun Santa's Workshop. Post a letter to Santa, do some Christmas shopping or simply enjoy the live performances and amusement park rides. Spend a day skiing and relaxing with your family at smaller Adirondack ski resorts like Titus and Big Tupper that offer value and incredible summit views without all the frills. Lift tickets are well under $40 per day, and the summit views are some of the best in the Adirondacks. You don't have to hit the slopes to enjoy a weekend away. Stroll main streets, window shop or simply enjoy relaxing in front of your Adirondack hotel's roaring fire. Après ski events, special concerts, performances at area arts centers and great Adirondack restaurants provide a welcoming retreat from the chilly night air. The Adirondack Region offers off-hill activities for non-skiers and riders, including snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. In the Southern Adirondacks, the Tughill Plateau, located in the southern Adirondacks, averages the highest snowfall in the state, offering hundreds of miles of cross-country ski, snowshoe and snowmobiling trails. Recently featured on the Outdoor Channel's Destination Polaris, the Tughill Plateau is the premier spot for snowmobiling and ATV riding in the Adirondacks. About the Adirondacks: The Adirondack Region is a six-million-acre park offering limitless recreation amid 2,000 miles of hiking trails and 3,000 lakes and ponds. Part of the largest temperate forest in the world, the Adirondacks are also home to 103 towns and villages. Connect with the Adirondack on Facebook.com/visitadirondacks or Twitter.com/visitadks. Search Adirondack attractions, events and vacation packages at VisitAdirondacks.com.