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New York’s Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain: winter’s chill, with many thrills

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Looking out across Mirror Lake in downtown Lake Placid, we watched the snow-capped Mount Marcy, New York State’s highest peak, turn pink and then purple in the late-afternoon alpenglow.

We smiled at each other, my wife, daughter, son, and I, knowing it would become one of many highlights of a visit last January to ski Whiteface Mountain.

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