The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is a 10-day festival that includes a Royal Court complete with coronation celebrations and courtly robes, multiple firework displays, performances, arctic golf, downhill ski races, snowshoe races, curling exhibitions, a lady's fry pan toss, themed parades, and more. The centerpiece of the event is a massive and iconic Ice Palace – which you can tour! - made entirely out of thousands of ice blocks cut from Lake Flower from local volunteers.
A quick drive from Saranac Waterfront Lodge is Whiteface - the most challenging & diverse local ski resort that has over 90 trails of groomers, parks, glades, and slides. If you're a beginner and looking for more gentle slops the whole family can enjoy Mt. Pisgah - it's right in Saranac Lake, and even offers tubing.
Our Saranac Waterfront Lodge guests receive a discount at Whiteface mountain! When purchasing your tickets mention that you are a guest at our hotel and you'll receive up to $5 off your purchase of skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing.
Whether you want to play broom-ball on Lake Colby, or free skate inside in an Olympic rink in Lake Placid, we have it all! Plan your next family hockey tournament on Mirror Lake or grab a pair hof rentals and skate the Olympic Speed Skating Oval this winter. Don't forget to check the schedule for the Stars on Ice figure skating shows!