Placid, NY – November 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / It’s
just after Thanksgiving and the 300,000 lights across the sprawling seven
acres comprising the AAA Four Diamond Mirror
Lake Inn Resort and Spa help create a one- month celebration of that
most wonderful time of the year.
Placid & Mirror Lake Inn Stretch the Holiday Season
are dropping; snow flurries are in the air;
are getting ready to produce the white gold.
only mean the holidays are getting closer.
The following narrative sums up
the extended holiday season
in Lake Placid and the Mirror Lake
Inn Resort and Spa.
visitors will attest: the holiday season in Lake Placid and our resort
property go well beyond the week between Christmas and New Years. We know
this is a special time of the year, so we’ve expanded it.
if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with snowfall, our staff will fill in
for her. As long as it’s cold enough, we’ll fire up our snowmaking machines
and create a winterscape for guests young and young at heart.
the exterior lights trumpet the holidays, by early December the Inn’s common
areas inside the resort, adorned with Christmas trees, poinsettia, balls
and boughs, provide an appropriate ambiance for those enjoying a holiday
beverage, cookies or a quiet conversation.
this is an Olympic season, we actually begin the festivities over Thanksgiving
weekend with Skate America in the Olympic Center. This prestigious figure
skating event will help determine the athletes you will see on television
during the Winter Games from South Korea in February.
actual kick-off for the holidays is Lake Placid’s premiere social event,
the 31st anniversary of Joy
to the Children, on Thursday, December 7. Held in collaboration with
the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Joy to the Children is an annual fundraiser
at the Mirror Lake Inn, supporting the mission of raising needed funds
for children’s programs at our local arts center. All proceeds from ticket
sales and the silent auction benefit this cause.
by resort owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, attendees enjoy extraordinary food,
drink and service, compliments of the Inn’s staff, in this season of giving.
this evening, the Weibrechts open their resort to over 500 gala attendees,
who range from local and regional officials, to members of the Lake Placid
athletic and tourism worlds, to business leaders in the community.
facets of life here and in the surrounding region intersect once a year
at Joy to the Children.
Lake Inn staff restores the property within a matter of hours, just in
time to welcome visitors and residents for the Holiday
Village Stroll. The ninth annual event, held village-wide, takes place
features an ice skating party and live music; On Saturday, you can participate
in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run, bring the kids to the Mirror Lake Inn for
holiday story time and view the Christmas tree lighting in Mid’s Park on
Main Street; Sunday begins with breakfast with Santa at the Mirror Lake
Inn, the movie The Polar Express at the Palace Theater, and special Holiday
Village Stroll offers for skiers and riders at Whiteface Mountain.
should make room for a Main Street stroll where many unique shops will
have that perfect holiday gift.
any Mirror Lake Inn families would like jolly ol’ St. Nick to stop by,
just make that request known in advance, or book the “Visit from Santa”
all of this is unfolding, winter sports on snow and ice come alive for
the season as temperatures fall and snow totals rise.
Cup luge racing, featuring an Olympic field of competitors, hits the Lake
Placid track December 15-16. The events will occur less than two months
prior to the aforementioned 2018 Winter Olympics, and act as qualifying
races for the Games.
Mountain, which opens in late November, adds terrain in December on a daily
basis for skiing and riding. The Olympic network of cross country trails
at Mount Van Hoevenberg, the Whiteface Club Golf Course and the Cascade
Ski Touring Center all come online at this time with Nordic skiing and
the ice at the Olympic Sports Complex, the thrilling half-mile bobsled
ride, with a professional driver, is offered. Or for an experience that’s
a bit tamer, lace up your skates and take a few laps on the 1980 Olympic
Oval on Main Street, about a mile from the hotel. Night skating, before
or after dinner, is the best!
the same lines, and at the same venue, public bobsled. luge and skeleton
rides will be offered between Christmas and New Year’s. Get the experience
on the final seven curves of the track where the world’s best and fastest
holidays are a special time at the Mirror Lake Inn, honored with the Condé
Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award as the number one resort in New
England and the mid-Atlantic region. Furthermore, it was ranked 11th in
the entire country by Condé Nast Traveler readers, and secured
a number 8 ranking in Jetsetter’s 12 Best Inns in the U.S.
Christmas Eve dinner in The
View Restaurant, Lake Placid’s only AAA Four Diamond rated dining establishment,
the booklets are handed out and one hour of caroling takes place from 9-10
PM. Restaurant Manager Katie Welch (vocals), Executive Housekeeper Steve
Wyle (guitar) and former Lake Placid Police Chief Mike Saulpaugh (piano)
lead the traditional holiday songs as guests join from the dining room,
and visitors arrive from the village. The hour includes homemade cookies
and egg nog.
atmosphere we create here reminds me of the popular holiday song, ‘Over
the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go’,” says Mirror
Lake Inn owner Ed Weibrecht. “It’s that sense of family and being at home
with your loved ones that our staff delivers to each guest. We’re glad
people decide to spend this time of the year with us, so it’s important
that we give them the environment and warmth of being home for the holidays.”
you are in the mood for the season. But we’re not done yet as events and
activities abound until the end of the year and well beyond.
Cup freestyle skiing, another yearly event, brings the sport’s best aerial
skiers to Lake Placid January 19-20. The buzz will be palpable as this
is the final chance for athletes to qualify for the Winter Olympics, set
to begin just 18 days later.
we said at the top, the holidays here extend well beyond one traditional
week. We hope you can experience some of these events and activities with
us, making this a joyous and blessed season for you and your family.
staff at grandmother’s house awaits.
the Mirror Lake Inn
AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa (www.MirrorLakeInn.com)
is a luxury lakefront resort in the Adirondack Mountains. The Inn, rated
Four Diamond for 33 consecutive years, offers both Four Diamond world-class
cuisine and casual dining options, with impeccable service amid awe-inspiring
views. Only one other property in New York (located in Manhattan), has
maintained the Four Diamond designation longer than Mirror Lake Inn. It
is the only property in Lake Placid that combines Four Diamond lodging
and dining. The Inn’s renowned Lake
Placid spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive
menu of services. The Inn is conveniently located one block from the restaurants
and shops on Main Street in Lake Placid.
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