ESWG 2018

Bigger, Better, and More Fun

for Athletes and Spectators Alike!
February 1 - February 4, 2018


Bigger ESWG Activities Village

Athlete Lounge

New Opening Ceremony

Check back soon for more details on these and other exciting announcements!

The 2018 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from February 1 - February 4. In its 38th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. The 2017 Games included more than 2,100 athletes of all ages, including master divisions, and the 2018 Games are expected to exceed that number.


Coming Soon! Our printable Event Guide will contain everything you need to know about the 2018 ESWG, both as an athlete and a spectator. Schedules and maps will be included, so be sure to print out or pick up your guide before the Games begin!


Like Empire State Winter Games on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ESWGames. Share your own winter sport photos by using #eswgames!


The Empire State Winter Games is a community-driven event, courtesy of a partnership between the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST); the towns of North Elba, Wilmington, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown, Malone, and Brighton; the villages of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Malone, Wilmington, and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, and New York State Senator Betty Little.

Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Lake Placid Village Municipal Parking Lot, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah.

LPECQD, Inc, a subsidiary of ROOST, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is fiscally responsible for the Empire State Winter Games.


Brought to you by


  • Adirondacks USA

  • Town of Brighton

  • Essex County, NY

  • Franklin County, NY

  • Town of Harrietstown

  • Village of Lake Placid

  • Town and Village of Malone

  • Town of North Elba

  • Paul Smith's College 

  • Town and Village of Tupper Lake

  • Village of Saranac Lake

  • Town of Wilmington