Lake George, N.Y. - Temperatures are plummeting, and the snow has started to fall, which means it's time to embrace winter in the Lake George Area of New York's Adirondacks - on the slopes and off!
If downhill skiing is your thing, head to Gore Mountain in North Creek, recently named a "Top 10 Mountain" by SKI Magazine for its value, lifts, scenery and terrain variety. Add the new "Adirondack Express II" high-speed quad lift and you've got plenty of reasons to visit Gore this winter.
For more winter adventures and family-friendly fun in the Lake George Region, don't miss these unique offerings, events and activities:
• The Saratoga and North Creek Railway will offer its' Snow Train from Saratoga Springs to North Creek on select dates in 2015, including Jan 17-19, Feb 15-22 and Mar 14-16. Bring your skis and gear on the train, and leave the car at the station for a worry-free day on the slopes.
• The Adirondack Flames, the region's newest hockey team, is an American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames. The Flames' home ice is the Glens Falls Civic Center, where more than 20 home games are slated for the 2014-15 season.
• Win a Winter Getaway Package to the Lake George Area and enjoy free lift tickets at Lake George Area ski centers, snow tubing, overnight accommodations at a cozy bed & breakfast, or a wine tasting at an area winery. Enter to win one of several prizes at http://county.visitlakegeorge.com/contest/.
• West Mountain in Queensbury is cranking up its snowmaking by adding a mile of new pipeline, tripling its volume capacity on the family-friendly ski mountain's mainline to make way for the future addition of high-efficiency snow guns in 2015.
Explore other winter activities and adventures in the Lake George Area of New York's Adirondacks, and get your 2015 Travel Guide by calling 800-365-1050 X5100 or going to www.VisitLakeGeorge.com.
About the Lake George Area:
The Lake George Area is an easy-to-reach, affordable, year-round vacation destination for the whole family just an hour north of Albany, NY. For free information on lodging, camping, eateries, outdoor recreation, events and things to do, call 800-365-1050 X5100 or go to www.VisitLakeGeorge.com
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Warren County Tourism Department