Lake Placid in the state of New York has been named as one of the world’s top winter destinations for 2012 by the National Geographic Magazine.
The resort village in the Adirondack mountain range offers visitors a wide range of wintery activities. Lake Placid was host to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and gives guests the chance to try out sports such as the bobsled, with the chance to ride down the track with a professional driver and brakeman in charge.
Fans of winter sports should aim to travel to the resort around the 2012 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships, taking place at Lake Placid from 18 – 26 February. The chairman if the New York State Olympic Regional Development Agency, Patrick Barrett, welcomed the inclusion of Lake Placid by National Geographic Magazine. He said that the resort’s facilities set it apart from other winter destinations, offering unusual experiences to tourists.
“From skiing and sliding to skating and taking in the hospitality of Main Street and world-class shows, the wide array of activities in and around Lake Placid continues to make the region a favourite destination amongst winter travellers,” said Mr Barrett.
Other destinations honoured in the National Geographic Magazine list included the Namibian coast, Cuba, and Petra and the Wadi Rum Valley in Jordan.
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