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Hoping to Snowmobile in Lake Placid for the day from NY

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Hoping to Snowmobile in Lake Placid for the day from NY

Seven of us are traveling from Christchurch New Zealand to New York for Christmas & New Year and had hoped to enjoy a day doing some snowmobiling through a mountain/ frozen lake and thought that the closest area would be Lake Placid? Does anyone have any recommendations in this ? We won't have a rental & don't have more than maybe an overnight at best.

Just would love to take the family (late teens) snowmobiling at Christmas ( it's summer in NZ :-)

Thanks - any advice is much appreciated re travel times - good operators etc.

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1. Re: Hoping to Snowmobile in Lake Placid for the day from NY

The drive to Lake Placid is almost 6 hours one way, without traffic or winter weather.

Some alternatives that you may want to research:

Lake George 4 hours

Hunter Mountain 2.5 hours bearcreekrestaurant.com/Bear_Creek_Restauran…

Bear Mountain State Park 1 hour

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2. Re: Hoping to Snowmobile in Lake Placid for the day from NY

Thanks awesome thank you so much! Hunter Mountain looks amazing!

Is it usually guaranteed snow or does it depend?

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3. Re: Hoping to Snowmobile in Lake Placid for the day from NY

Chirstmas Week can be iffy. The ski mountains will have manmade snow for sure, but that won't be helpful to snowmobiling.

Watch Hunter Mountain's "snow conditions" page to see if they get natural snow before then.

www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/snow-report.aspx

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