Adirondack High Peaks Winter Photography Event–2020

When: January 29 – February 2, 2020
Registration Deadline: January 11, 2020 (Space permitting)
Where: Jay, NY
All-inclusive fee:
$975 (single room, no roommate)
$875 (w/roommate)

It’s November 8 and we received our first significant coating of snow of the 2019-2020 winter season overnight. Looking out my window at the back yard is beautiful, even if I’m not really ready for the cold that goes along with it. Still, I know that every time it snows I’ll get a little more excited about the upcoming second Annual Adirondack High Peaks Winter Photography Event Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2020.  Just last night, I confirmed that Wendy, who prepared meals for the inaugural High Peaks Winter event will handle the cooking again. That’s great news. As I said last time, you better be hungry.

Adirondack Mountains winter

The dates we’ve scheduled are historically among the snowiest days of the High Peaks winter (no guarantees, of course), but everyone should really be looking forward to some great photography.  During our last go-around, we had some of the best snow for winter photography that I’ve experienced in recent years. So, of course, I’ve put in my order for a repeat performance.

Guest Speakers:

I started to write, “I’m still working on securing guest speakers for this session, so stay tuned.” However, before I finished posting, one of the notable photographers I had invited to join us as a guest speaker emailed to accept the invitation. I’m happy to report that arguably the top Adirondack Photographer in our era, Carl Heilman II, will be with us for dinner one evening, followed by a presentation, the subject of which is yet to be determined. Stay tuned to see who else will be joining us. Our guest speakers provide us with a great opportunity to get to know and learn from the photography icons of our time.

Cascade Lakes is a winter wonderland.Being that our home base for this event in Jay, NY, we’re not far from Lake Placid and various venues for winter Olympics. Combine this with the forests, rivers, and waterfalls of the High Peaks region and we are guaranteed great photo ops.

It gets better . . .



  • Lodging at the ADK Trails Inn, Upper Jay, NY
  • All meals included.
  • Olympic venue passes for each of us so we can visit and photograph these famous sites including Whiteface Mountain, the speed skating rink, the Luge and bobsled tracks, the biathlon course, and the towering ski jumps. Your pass is good for one visit to each Olympic venue and you have until April to use it.
  • Guest speakers/photographers – TBD
  • A presentation on Seeing With the Eyes of an Artist.
  • “Fireside”  chats and/or image sharing,
  • And, lots of exciting winter photography.

Snowshoes and/or X-Country skis are in order if you want.

High above Chapel Pond

Register Now!  

There’s limited space, so if you would like to join us please confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

Questions? Send me an e-mail with your email address and telephone number at [email protected].  I will follow-up with you to answer questions and confirm the details.

A $200 room deposit will confirm your registration, with the balance due after New Year’s.

Some photos from Winters in the Adirondack High Peaks Region