High Peaks Mountain Adventures


(518) 523-3764

2733 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


High Peaks Mountain Adventures provides guided outings and instruction to make your backcountry adventure memories last a lifetime. With 26 years of experience, High Peaks guides are licensed and certified mountain professionals that emphasize safety, courtesy, and fun in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks region.

High Peak Mountain Adventure guides can customize courses and outings to meet specific needs for individuals, groups, families, students, and corporate clients. Services include guiding or instruction for enthusiasts that range from first timer to advanced. There are guides, instruction, and rental gear for all activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, camping, road and mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, and kayaking.

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The skiing experience is in pristine and ecologically sensitive areas in Adirondack Park on a pre-selected itinerary. The guides are certified and EMS trained and the outings include the guide, instruction if necessary, scenic views, lunch, and rental equipment if needed. A full day for up to 3 people is $300 with additional people at $100 each. A half day is $240 for the first three people and $60 for each additional person.

Some of the destinations could include Avalanche Lake, Mount Marcy, Jack Rabbit Trail, or Wright Peak Ski Trail.

Snowshoe trips can include up to 9 guests with one guide at $300 for a full day ($100 for additional snowshoers) and $240 for a half day ($60 for additional snowshoers).

Guided telemark skiing or alpine touring emphasize skills and techniques and skiers will experience top-of-the-world panaramas and then revel on summit descents. Free of lifts and crowds, this is the most memorable way to experience nature in the winter. Locations might include Mount Marcy, Pelkey Basin, or Wright Wrong Gulley. $300 for 2 people and $100 for each additional person. A half day 4-hour telemark lesson is $240 for 2 skiers including rental equipment and $60 for each additional.

For an ultimate adventure, climb frozen waterfalls and see breathtaking views. Learn the basics of Ice Climbing or partake in more advanced techniques. Up to 6 guests for one guide $300 for a full day for 3 people and $100 for each additional person. It is $240 for a half day outing and $60 per each additional..


Summer adventures are even more plentiful in the High Peaks region. Climbing instruction courses and adventures are customized for the first timer to the more advanced climber. Skills will be assessed to determine appropriate level of class - Introduction to Rock Climbing, Top Rope Essentials, or Top Rope Setup and Safety Management. Hiking and backpacking guides are ready to talk about the history of the region and the Adirondack geological wonders.

Geo-Caching is for wilderness tech junkies using a GPS and those that might enjoy searching for clues on a scavenger hunt. Water sports in canoes or kayaks are available on local waterways and lakes focusing in and around Lake Placid or perhaps float to a picnic lunch held on an island in Saranac Lake.

Mountain biking is available on trails at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic venue with 30 miles of trails for mountain bikers of all abilities. There is an $8 trail fee. The alpine ski area at Whiteface Mountain also has a lift served mountain bike park and trails for more heart pumping mountain bike thrills. Mountain bike outings can also be arranges off the beaten path. Equipment rentals and gear available at both of those facilities.

High Peaks has two facilities for overnight accommodations. The Vacation House has 4 bedrooms and is located on Main Street in downtown Lake Placid. The house, which sleeps 8 people can be the residential base for weekend or week long adventures. It is $600 for a 2-night weekend and $250 for additional nights and $400 per night on holiday weeks. The Guide House is the other facility, which is dorm style with 3 private bedrooms. There are futon beds and it sleeps 8 or more people.

Take Route 87 to Keene exit then Route 9N (this is different from Route 9 North) to Route 73 to Main Street in downtown Lake Placid.