Lake Placid has had the privilege of hosting two Olympic Winter Games, first in 1932, and again in 1980. The venues used for the Games are collectively known as the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, and include: Olympic CenterOlympic Jumping ComplexMt Van Hoevenberg, and Whiteface Mountain.

Today, these venues continue to host visitors, events, and serve as a unique training grounds for many sports. They have undergone the biggest improvement projects to date, which were just showcased to the world as they hosted the 2023 Winter World University Games. Scroll down, explore, and let this page be your one-stop shop to plan your next visit.

There is never a shortage of fun events and activities at the Legacy Sites! Use our planning calendar to make the most of your day and not miss a thing. Check out our online calendar for planning purposes and our downloadable weekly calendar, which provides a snapshot of everything happening this week.
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Ski jumper in black soars through the winter air with Whiteface Mountain, a snow covered landscape, and a blue sky in the background.
Shepherd Clark and Dorothy Hamill together on black ice looking at the camera after practicing a move together.
A family with multiple generations dines and laughs together on the deck outside at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
1988 Olympic bronze medalist Debi Thomas on the ice in Lake Placid dressed in all black leading back as she glides on the ice with her arms outsreatched.