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Address: 4833 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-4113
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+1 518-523-9605

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good place to ski if you have to rent or don't know the area

I usually ski on the many Forest Preserve trails in the area, but if the snow is low or you need to rent skis, this is a good option. Friendly staff and interesting trails with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually ski on the many Forest Preserve trails in the area, but if the snow is low or you need to rent skis, this is a good option. Friendly staff and interesting trails with some grooming, and the pass is inexpensive.

Thank Tom C
Lake Placid, New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Cascade Ski Center is more than a ski center. A cozy bar and dining lodge that attracts as many locals as visitors is found with great views and a fun vibe. If the locals go, you know it is genuine good food and drink at a reasonable price. A real ski lodge feel with a huge fire place and plenty... More 

Thank Mary S
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a beautiful location just outside of town. Many trails both beginner and challenging. Friendly staff and gorgeous scenery. A great experience!

Thank Denise A
Scarsdale, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Mo was so helpful and sweet she made sure we were well oriented with our equipment and trails . Lunch was delicious - great beer and cider selection. Beginners beware the small hills down to the trails . We had fun x country skiing AND snowshoeing .

Thank ssormada
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was there when there wasn't much snow so the conditions weren't great but it seems like in general, this is a basic, down-to-earth style cross country ski center, not like the higher-end, highly groomed other local x-country ski centers for the college athletes. The trail I was on was wide enough for one person and wove through the woods.... More 

2 Thank Maribeth A
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Did this for the first time and loved it! Nice laid back family-friendly attraction, ideal for beginners like me. Not too difficult and felt great at the end. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Sue B
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Just came back, had a great time,,, beautiful trails and a great shop. Bought a new pair of xcountry skies and boots.. Got a great deal and very well taken care of , knowledgeable staff. You have to go there.

Thank Cathy N
New York City, New York
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This was my wife's very first time on skis and I had mostly downhill skiing experience. Thus, we decided to take a class ($25 for 1st person and $15 for an additional person). I'm glad we did. Our instructor Terry was amazing. He was very patient and understanding with my wife and could easily pinpoint my mistakes and habits from... More 

Thank IhorM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Drive 2 miles up the road and go directly to the Olympic Nordic Olympic Ski Center absolute wonderful trails and grooming the folks at Cascades are groming amateurs as well as you can tell from the condition of the building it's not the most important thing in the world to them again I repeat the people are really nice at... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Took the kids cross-country skiing. The staff was friendly and accommodating for us, as we have never been. The kids had a blast, spending four hours on the trails, and when I'd had enough, the bar was warm and friendly, and the food was good, with reasonable prices. We had a great day trying something new with teenagers for a... More 

Thank Ben M

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