A northern city way above New York City, The Winter Olympics were held here and it shows in the city still. Modern and very welcoming. The skiing is very good. Great quick multi-person lifts, hotels are plentiful, but can be expensive if you're looking for a good rate, look up www.entertainment book.com/new york and check out dinning and hotel deals in there. Food from a vast variety of countries. Lake Placid is a city of the world, for the world, and will not let you slip away unhappy.