Cross Country Ski Facility in New York’s Adirondack Mountains For Sale

Lapland LakeSeptember 10, 2013

Lapland LakeThe owners of Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center are selling their 200 plus acre year round resort. The center is located in the southern tier of New York’s famed Adirondack State Park, 60 miles northwest of Albany. The resort has been continuously and successfully operated for over 35 years by Olavi Hirvonen, a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team. The property is listed by CMK & Associates for $1.4 million.

Lapland LakeLapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is a complete cross country ski and snowshoe facility. Located on the property is a fully equipped rental and retail shop, a comfortable warming lodge with snack bar, a trailside restaurant and overnight accommodations in 10 private housekeeping cottages. The professionally designed trail system has 50KM of trails for skiers of all ability levels using classic and skate ski techniques. Other winter activities include ice-skating, tubing and wilderness ski touring. The resort offers a full Winter Calendar of Special Events for all age groups

The property also includes the northern third of Woods Lake, a 70-acre spring fed lake with a private sandy beach.  The remaining two-thirds of Woods Lake is state-owned, forever wild land. Spring, summer and fall activities include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and mountain biking. The center is ideal for weddings and family reunions. An authentic Finnish wood-fired sauna is a very popular resort feature.

Lapland Lake has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council’s Private Sector Tourism Partnership Award, the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Partner Award, Best XC Ski Resort in the Mid Atlantic Region and Best XC Ski Resort for Families, Top 10 XC Ski Resort Catering to Families and Certificates of Excellence from tripadvisor in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Ann and Olavi Hirvonen want to retire and have offered to serve as consultants for up to one year under new ownership. The listing agent, Richard Roberts, said he has received interest from parties in New York City, Maine and New Hampshire.

In addition to the resort property, several approved residential lake front and lake access building lots are being marketed also by CMK & Associates.

For additional information please contact Richard Roberts at (518) 435-5543 or

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