Britain's Laura Deas finished third at the first World Cup skeleton race of 2016 in the United States, with American Annie O'Shea securing victory.
Deas, 27, finished in a time of one minute 50.59 seconds.
The Welsh woman remains third in the World Cup standings, 19 points behind second-placed Jacqueline Loelling, with Tina Hermann well clear at the top.
Britain's Donna Creighton, 30, finished 10th at Lake Placid to secure her first top 10 result of the season.
Deas shared the lead at the end of the first run with a time of 55.16 seconds, but was beaten to gold by O'Shea, who was racing on her home track.
Switzerland's Marina Gilardoni came second, with Germany's overall World Cup leader Hermann finishing fourth.
The men's skeleton takes place on Saturday, with Dom Parsons going for Great Britain.