Gold medal fun

Not everyone can say the Olympics took place in their own backyard. We can, and we love to share that experience! Today, you can tour many of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Legacy Sites, no matter the season!

The famed Olympic Center stands out, full of history and activities. Enjoy public skating year-round, hockey tournaments, the Olympic Museum, and historic tours of this amazing complex, site of the famous "Miracle on Ice."

At the Olympic Jumping Complex, visitors are often struck by the sight of the 90 - and 120-meter ski jumps. An elevator takes you to the top, providing a birds eye view of the Adirondacks, while a new zipline can whisk you to the bottom in just a few seconds. At nearby Mt. Van Hoevenberg, the Cliffside Coaster is the longest mountain coaster in the United States! Control the speed of your ride down the mountain alongside the Olympic bobsled track and enjoy mountain views. Van Ho is also home to hiking, bobsled and luge experiences, a climbing gym, and more.

Whiteface Mountain was home to many alpine ski events; in winter, ski the same slopes as Olympians and in summer ride the gondola to the summit for golden views!

The world comes to Lake Placid

In January 2023, Lake Placid will welcome the world for the 2023 World University Games, the world's largest collegiate winter sports event. Athletes will compete at the Olympic Legacy Sites and continue the exceptional sporting history of this amazing town. Whether it's Alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain or hockey at the Olympic Center, this event offers world-class events. Don't miss it!

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Lake Placid Olympic Center
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

It was at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 1980 that the US men's hockey team toppled the Soviet Union on their way to winning the gold medal and 16-year-old figure skater Sonja Henie charmed the world, winning a gold medal in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

  
Olympic Jumping Complex
52 Ski Jump Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-8830

Winter Season: Elevator available Ride the 26-story elevator to the top of the 120K tower and view the world from a ski jumper's perspective while you take in the panoramic view of the beautiful Adirondack High Peaks and other Olympic Venues. As the...

  
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

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. It's on this track that...

  
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5326

Explore the legacy of the Olympic Games with exciting exhibits, including video highlights, athletes' uniforms and equipment, a collection of Olympic torches, mascots, the first gold medal ever awarded, and more! This activity and many others are FREE...

  
Whiteface Mountain
646 Whiteface Mountain Road, Wilmington
(518) 946-2223

Skiing and Riding Expert, 43% Intermediate, 20% Beginner, 11 lifts including an eight person high speed gondola, 98% snowmaking capability, terrain parks, adrenaline-pumping, between-the-trees skiing and six mountainside restaurants and so much more...

  
Olympic Sites Passport
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655