There’s nothing quite as picturesque as glistening snow-capped mountains, and if you’re anything like us you’re in desperate need of a respite from the constant hustle and bustle of NYC. Well, if a weekend escape to a cozy cabin sounds to you like the perfect way to escape the pace of day-to-day life, we know just where to go.
Architectural Digest analyzed 118 mountain towns in the United States to find the best Alpine escapes, uncovering many hidden gems along the way. These mountain towns make for the perfect winter getaway, and New York’s Lake Placid found its way on the list!
Architectural Digest determined the top mountain towns based on eight factors:
- Average inches of snowfall per year
- Number of extreme weather events
- Distance to an airport
- Average summer temperature
- Air quality
- Number of ski resorts
- Available entertainment
- Number of dining options
The best mountain town scored 100, and the worst received a 4.9. As for Lake Placid, this charming town received a score of 96.27. The ranking writes:
Nestled in the sloping Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, New York, has hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice. Whether you’re an amateur or expert winter sportsperson, Lake Placid’s state-of-the-art winter sports facilities offer ample opportunities to develop your skills. The public can ski at Whiteface Mountain or ice skate at the Olympic Center, two venues that hosted the Winter Olympics.
To be quite honest we’re not at all surprised by this news–Lake Placid is not only one of our favorite winter getaways from NYC, but it’s also been named one of the most beautiful small towns around the world–so it only makes sense it’s one of the best mountain towns in the U.S.!
Looks like we know where we’re going on our next trip–and after a crazy holiday season in NYC we all definitely deserve some time away!
If you’re looking for more sweeping mountain views, the perfect amount of seclusion, and some low-key relaxation, you can also check out this Scandinavian-inspired hygge hideaway in the Catskills!