Ah, the Olympic Village…Ice climbing may not be the most relaxing winter activity out there but it’s certainly one worth trying. If you are in Lake Placid, don’t miss your chance (but go with a guide, please). Now, for a more soothing experience, why not try tobogganing. Pond hockey has grown in popularity tremendously. There is even a tournament every year in January. For a light and fun outdoor activity, ice skating in Lake Placid is like nothing else. There is a beautiful out in the open skating loop on Mirror Lake and several cleared natural rinks elsewhere.