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Get close to your favorite winter sport

Are you into watching athletes snowboard, ski, or winter bike at breakneck speeds? Do you feel the thrill of competition, even when you're on the sidelines? Then the Empire State Winter Games has something for you! Stand on the slopes of Titus Mountain, Mount Pisgah, or Whiteface Mountain as competitors roll, soar, slide, and carve their way over jumps, bumps, and woops. You'll never be far from the action, and you'll never be far from a cup of hot chocolate, either!

There is no charge by Empire State Winter Games to watch any sport. Some venues charge an entry fee for the venue - the Olympic Sports Complex for sliding sports (not the XC ski center), and the Olympic Jumping Complex. At Whiteface Mountain, in order to view most events you'll need to be on the mountain on skis or snowboard, which will require  purchase of a lift ticket. Some of the Winter Bike finish will be visible at the area near the base lodge from the Cloudspin Lounge and outside deck, at no charge. 

Spectate at Titus Mountain

The fun doesn't stop after the competitions end

Lake Placid Region: No place knows competition like the Olympic Village, so why not hit the town after cheering for your favorite ESWG athletes? Eat out, shop, check out some live music, and take a walk along Mirror Lake. If you'd rather get off of the beaten path, there are dozens of miles of hiking trails nearby to keep you busy.

Malone Region: There's plenty to keep you busy after the skiers and borders take their last runs at Titus Mountain. Grab your skis or snowboard and carve some turns of your own, strap on your snowshoes and go for a hike, or get your wallet and go shopping or dining in Malone.

Saranac Lake Region: The world-premiere of winter bike racing is cause for celebration, and there's no better place to celebrate than Saranac Lake. Take part in the 120th annual Winter Carnival, visit an art gallery, or grab a bite and a beer in the Adirondacks' coolest village!

Tupper Lake Region: Does the swoosh of ice skates make you want go out on the town? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you're looking for diningdrinks, shopping, or a place to rest your weary head, there's something for you in Tupper Lake. There are also plenty of family friendly activities, like our observatory or our world-class nature museum, to keep everyone happy!

Whiteface Region: Feeling inspired by the ski and snowboard action? Hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain and test your skills on trails suitable for beginners, experts, and anyone who falls somewhere in between. Want to take a break from the slopes? Go on an easy hike through the stunning High Falls Gorge and get up close to some of the most impressive waterfalls and ice formations anywhere. After your Adirondack adventure, get some food and relax for the evening.