WINTERFEST 2017—January 7, 2017

Heart Lake Program Center, Adirondak Loj, Lake Placid, 10 AM to 8 PM.


Join us for the 4th annual WINTERFEST: A family-friendly winter event at our Heart Lake Program Center in Lake Placid. ADK invites you, your friends and your family to join us in celebrating Winter Trails Day and all the winter season has to offer. See you there!

Call 518-523-3441 for more information or preregister online. (You can register the day of Winterfest.)


ADK is able to offer Winterfest activities free of charge to the public thanks to the generosity of sponsors like you.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities or contact Sunday and 518-668-4447 ext. 42.

2017 Event Partners

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Schedule of Winterfest Activities

2017 Schedule

Time Events
  • Meet at High Peaks Information Center for Wright Guided Hike with Jack Coleman.

Note: Participants must sign up prior to event

  • Registration and Event Information
  • Mt. Jo Guided Snowshoe Hike w/ Christine Bourjade – Meet outside Adirondak Loj
  • Backcountry Ski Waxing Clinic w/ High Peaks Cyclery – High Peaks Cyclery tent/Outside Loj
  • Winter tracking w/ ADK Naturalist Tamarack Tom – Nature Musem
  • Dog Sledding Clinic w/ John Habermehl of Sirius Rising Kennel- Heart Lake
  • Intro to Nordic Skating w/ Human Power Planet Earth – Heart Lake
  • Mommy/Daddy and Me XC Ski with Cascade XC Ski Center Staff- Kid’s Zone
  • Bib pick up for Ski Mountaineering Race – High Peaks Cyclery Tent
  • High Peaks Cyclery Ski Mountaineering Race – Ski Slope
  • Outdoor Skills Workshop w/ ADK Winter Mountaineering School- Loj
  • Kidss Paintball Biathlon w/ Mt. Van Hoevenberg Staff – Kid’s Zone
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid walk w/ ADK Advocacy Staff – Advocacy table
  • Dog Sledding Clinic w/ John Habermehl of Sirius Rising Kennel- Heart Lake
  • Intro to Nordic Skating w/ Human Power Planet Earth – Heart Lake
  • Mommy/Daddy and Me XC Ski with Cascade XC Ski Center Staff- Kid’s Zone
  • Beginner Cross-Country Ski Clinic w/ Tony Goodwin – Outside Loj
  • Mt. Jo Guided Snowshoe Hike w/ Christine Bourjade – Meet outside Loj
  • Winter Tracking w/ ADK Naturalist Tamarack Tom – Nature Museum
  • Introduction to Backcountry Safety and Avalanche Preparedness w/ Ranger Jim Giglinto – Loj
  • Telemark Ski Lessons w/ Jeff Murray (Free Rentals at HPC Tent) – Ski Hill
  • Kids’ Paintball Biathlon Ski w/ Mt. Van Hoevenberg Staff – Kid’s Zone
  • Ski Mountaineering Race Awards Ceremony – Main Tent
  • “Snow-ga” – How to do Yoga in your snow pants w/ Emily Sorensen – Heart Lake
4:00 -8:00PM
  • Live Music: Annie in the Water – Tent
  • Buffet Dinner – Tent
Ongoing throughout the day:
  • Nordic Skating on Heart Lake
  • ADK’s Nature Museum
  • Vendor tents
  • Kids’ activities w/ ADK Educators
  • Self-guided Ski and Snowshoe Adventures
  • Winterfest Quest: Self-guided Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt.
  • Food & Drinks
  • Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers
  • Fat Bike Test Rides


Loj exterior taken by Seth Jones Adirondak Loj

The Adirondak Loj, was built in 1927, and has space for 38 guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day’s adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.

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The High Peaks Cyclery has two houses for rent in the village of Lake Placid. They are both a perfect place for individuals or groups to get ready, and relax after a great day at Winterfest. There are great views of the High Peaks mountains out the front window of the High Peaks House and the huge shared deck of both houses.

Cascade Ski Center Logo The Bunkhouse at Cascade Ski Lodge

Classic Nordic ski lodge with 6 private bunkrooms on 25k of groomed trails. Connected to the Olympic Trail system and Jackrabbit Trail, the bunkhouse is 1 mile from Adirondack Loj Road making it a “hub” for outdoor enthusiasts. Hearty breakfast, common room, shared bathrooms.



ADK Cash Bar (3pm-8pm)

Adirondack Mountain Club (5pm-7pm)

$15.00 ($7.50 children) Buffet Dinner

Winterfest 2017  “Mardi Gras!” Menu

Soup: Gumbo (Vegan & GF)

Bread: Creole Bread/French Bread

Entrees: Crawfish Etouffee
Creole Chicken (GF)
Cajun Sweet Potatoes (Vegan & GF)

Side Dishes: Dirty Rice (Vegan & GF)
Roasted Okra, Corn, & Tomatoes (Vegan & GF)
Collard Greens (Vegan & GF)

Dessert: King’s Cake Cupcakes
Banana Fosters Bread Pudding

Volunteer at Winterfest and help spread the joy of wintertime. We are looking for volunteers to help out between 8 AM and 9 PM. Please register if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities

      • Volunteers with first aid certification needed for Ski Race
      • Setup and breakdown (morning and evening)
      • Parking
        • Directing traffic
        • Directing participants
      • Guest Services
        • Staffing registration table
        • Providing information/property directions
        • Helping with warming stations
        • Assisting at Ice Camp kids zone
        • Vendor assistance
        • Beginner cross-country ski and snowshoe instructors
      • Evening Activities
        • Dinner & cash bar assistance
        • Clean-up

In appreciation of your time and energy for volunteering, we provide you with a meal and complimentary gift packet the day of the event.

For any questions about volunteering, contact Kayla White at 518-523-3480.

If you have any questions about the event, contact Adirondak Loj at 518-523-3441.