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While Whiteface Lodge Resort & Spa is a year-round resort, its most popular seasons are summer (between the last weekend of July through Labor Day) and winter (December 26 through January 4 as well as winter school holidays). In warm months, guests have access to Canoe Club, the Lodge’s private lakeside beach. Summer’s also when the resort offers Kamp Kanu, a complimentary day camp for kids, ages three to 10. Beyond the property are endless outdoor possibilities, from hiking to paddling to biking. In winter, Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and ’80 Winter Olympic Games, thrives. Downhill skiing at Whiteface Mountain is a short drive away; snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails abound; and area sports venues such as the ski jumps, a bobsled run and ice rinks (this is where the Miracle on Ice happened, after all) draw international competitors and crowds. During the holidays, Whiteface Lodge Resort & Spa is a stunning display, inside and out, with lights, balsam and a towering Christmas tree that fills Kanu’s soaring dining room. You can ice skate on the property’s rink, cozy up around a campfire while toasting s’mores or lounge in the all-season lean-tos with cognac and cigars. Reservations at the Lake Placid hotel during peak seasons should be made well ahead. Rates are based on occupancy, so you are encouraged to call or check www.thewhitefacelodge.com.