February 18, 2015

The Home of Olympic Miracles - Lake Placid

One GoPro, 4 friends, mountains, Olympic miracles, lots of food and a condo near Lake Placid = a super fun weekend.  

It was our 2nd annual ski weekend with Katie and we had a blast.  Last year, we were in Vermont and had a blast.  This year we opted for a place with a little more to do off mountain, so Lake Placid was the perfect choice.  We rented an awesome 3 bedroom condo with a beautiful fireplace.  We had a view of the lake and the mountain - when the snow wasn't falling heavily.

The off mountain day was full of Olympic fun.  We checked out the Bobsled run, the main street full of bars & restaurants, the ski jumps, a snow tubing experience, the museum and the arena where the Miracle on Ice took place.  If you are a hockey fan at all, you know what the miracle on ice is.  If you don't know, you should definitely check out the movie starring Kurt Russell - it's the 35th anniversary this weekend and the perfect time of year to celebrate one of the greatest sports moments in history.

There's something special about ski towns in winter.  The snow fell the entire weekend and it was the perfect place to enjoy it.  I think the final count was between 21-30 inches.  We played in the backyard with snow pants on and made snow angels.

I can't wait to get back up there again soon.  Thanks to an awesome group of friends and an awesome little town.


  1. I've only been to Lake Placid once, but I really loved the town. It was a lot of fun and really pretty. Plus I love the story of the Miracle on Ice.

    It looks like you guys made the most of it, seeing and doing and enjoying!

    MFD wants a go-pro. We're getting one before we head out west.

  2. I would absolutely LOVE to see Lake Placid! I'm a hockey fanatic, so that seems like a bit of a necessary pilgrimage for all US hockey fans.

  3. I should really come out there and see new parts of the country. SO happy you got to hang with Katie! Too fun :)


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