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. The Olympic Center also offers historic tours of this amazing complex, including the rink of the famous "Miracle on Ice" where the United States pulled ahead of the heavily favored Soviet Union in the third period to win the game in the 1980 Winter Olympics medal round.

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 welcomed the world for the 2023 World University Games, the world's largest collegiate winter sports event. Over 10 days, events at the Legacy Sites, including Alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain and hockey at the Olympic Center, featured world-class athletes and potential Olympians and helped to continue the exceptional sporting history of this amazing town!

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

The Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid is a must-visit attraction for anyone looking for excitement during their vacation. This complex is not only the site of ski jumping showcases, competitions, and athlete training, but it also offers

Mt Van Hoevenberg | Olympic Sports Complex
220 Bobsled Run Lane, Lake Placid
(518) 523-4436

No snow? No problem! The Mt Van Hoevenberg Legacy Site is jam-packed with legendary fun during the winter as well as summer months. From sledding experiences to hiking and mountain biking, you'll find days of fun.

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.

James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Welcome to the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval Located immediately next to the Olympic Center, the speed skating oval is a renowned sports facility that left an indelible mark on Olympic history when Eric Heiden won an unprecedented 5 gold...

Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport
Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Embark on a memorable adventure as you explore the renowned Lake Placid Legacy Sites and indulge in our top-rated activities, all at an incredible value! This exclusive package is tailor-made for visitors looking to enjoy three or more activities...

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!

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...