Located just five minutes outside Lake Placid on Rte. 73, the Olympic Sports Complex hosted the 1980 Olympic Games and continues to be the premier training and competition center of its kind in North America. From October to March, enjoy watching athletes from around the world race and train on the internationally acclaimed bobsled and luge track. For the ultimate thrill seeker, join a professional driver summer or winter and brave the track yourself, for more information visit Lake Placid Bobsled Experience.
The Mt. Vanhoevenberg biathlon and cross-country ski center offers over 50km of groomed classic and skate ski trails. Whether you need a lesson in skate or classic cross-country skiing, want to try your hand at biathlon, or take the family our for a day of snowshoeing, Mt Vanhoevenberg has fun for all ages ability levels.
During the snow-free months the Mt. Vanhoevenber trails are open for hiking and mountain biking.
Highlights in 2021 at the sliding track will include World Cup luge racing in January 2021 and the World Championships in bobsled and skeleton in February 2021. The participating athletes include many that race in the Winter Olympics. You can see them here, up close, at a fraction of the Olympic cost.