Olympic Sports Complex
Home to the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track - the only one east of the Rockies - as well as, 50 km of groomed cross country ski trails and a biathlon shooting range, the Olympic Sports Complex is a study in extremes.
If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be a comet, this is the place to start. Bobsled rides, with a professional driver and brakeman, begin at the half-mile point on the track (the same one used by Olympic racers) and wind through Shady, Labyrinth and The Heart—turns known by racers the world over.
You'll feel the rumble of the sled's blades passing over the track's iced surface. You'll slide through one turn, bank high on the next one and pick up speed on the straightaway. You'll go faster than you're allowed to drive a car through town. Then you'll get to the bottom and want to do it again.
For your bravery, we'll give you a bobsled lapel pin, a 4x6 commemorative team photo, t-shirt, a Lake Placid Bobsled Experience sticker, membership in the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and 20 percent off your second bobsled ride.
Open: Wednesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rate: Adult $80, Teen $75 age 12 & under $70
Minimum height 48”
http://www.whiteface.com/activities/bob.php. Reservations encouraged. Call 518.523.4436 or email email@example.com . Availability is subject to change and is weather dependent. Skeleton
At the Olympic Sports Complex, you’ll have the chance to try the sport of Skeleton. This is your childhood sled on overdrive. Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you are lying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute. Your experience includes: sliding from Start 5, a 4 x 6 photo of you and your sled, a team tee-shirt, a one year membership to the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.
Available: Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Rate: $65 per person
Minimum age of 13
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The Combo Experience
Merge the Bobsled and Skeleton Experience into a perfect sliding day! Rate $120.00 per person.
Be a Biathlete
It began, they say, more than a century ago as a training exercise for Norwegian soldiers, which goes a long way toward explaining how cross-country skiing and marksmanship met. The result is the biathlon, the only sport that involves ski wax and bullets. A ski lesson starts the program and then a turn on the range to zero your shooting skills. Discover Biathlon includes trail pass, rental, class lesson & biathlon lesson for only $55.00 – Complete Be A Biathlete experience begins at 1 pm.
Available: Most Saturdays and Sundays, with expanded dates during holidays.
Time: 1 p.m.
Rates: Be a Biathlete $55; Discover Biathlon (Range and Lesson); $36; Range only $16
Must be 12 years of age to participate
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Glide through some of the most beautiful terrain in the east while taking in the towering white pines, the crisp clean air, and the calm of the Adirondack woods. That's what cross country skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex is all about.
The fact that cross country skiing and snowshoeing provide are a few of the best low-impact, total-body workouts you can find, is a bonus! A day on our impeccably groomed trails will exhaust and replenish you all at once.
We offer lessons—group and private—equipment rentals, a well-stocked sports shop and café. In short, everything you need to enjoy a day on our world-class trails in the Adirondack woods.
Available: Daily December 17 – March 25 (Weather Permitting)
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day Pass Rate: Adult $20; Senior (65-69) $18; Teen (13-19) $18; Jr. $12; 70+ $12; 6& Under: Free