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Lake Placid Convention & amp; Visitors Bureau: www.lakeplacid.com or (800) 44-PLACID.



Published: Sat, January 22, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Lake Placid Convention & amp; Visitors Bureau: www.lakeplacid.com or (800) 44-PLACID.

Adirondack Regional Tourism Council: www.adirondacks.org or (800) 487-6867.

Olympics anniversary: Torchlight parade, parties, sporting events and discounts from Feb. 12 to 27 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1980 games; click on the 1980 Olympic logo at www.orda.org.

Accommodations: Options include chain hotels (Hilton, Best Western, etc.); $25 bunks at the Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center; the friendly Mirror Lake Inn ($190 to $350) and the luxurious Lake Placid Lodge ($400 to $725). Minimum two-night weekend stay at many hotels.

Dining: Eateries with choices under $10 include Lake Placid Pub & amp; Brewery (menu at www.ubuale.com), 14 Shore Drive, (518) 523-3813; Cottage Cafe, 5 Mirror Lake Drive, (518) 523-9845; Mr. Mike's Pizza, which delivers to local hotel rooms (open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and noon to 11 p.m. weekends), 332 Main St., (518) 523-9770; and Black Bear, serving breakfast and lunch only, 157 Main St., (518) 523-9886.

Whiteface Mountain: Route 86; www.whiteface.com or (518) 946-2223. Downhill skiing, rentals, lessons.

Verizon Sports Complex/Mount Van Hoevenberg: Route 73; www.orda.org or (518) 523-2811. Cross-country skiing: $35 for group lesson, gear rental and trail pass; (800) 462-6236. Luge, $30, or bobsled, $25; (518) 523-4436.

Cascade Cross-country Ski Center: Route 73; www.cascadeski.com or (518) 523-9605. Cross-country skiing: $12 rentals, $8 trail fee, $12 group lesson. Snowshoe rental: $15.

High Falls Gorge Adventure Center: Route 86; www.highfallsgorge.com or (518) 946-2278. Snowshoeing on scenic trails to waterfalls; $20 for footwear rental, trail access, snacks.

Dog sledding: $5 for five-minute ride. Located at Mirror Lake, behind the Best Western or the Hilton along Main Street.

Jackrabbit Trail: Cross-country and snowshoeing on a 60-mile groomed trail linking four local ski centers; (518) 523-1365.

Tip: Disposable hand-and-foot warmers fit in your gloves or boots and generate heat for hours; $2 a packet at sports and ski shops.




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