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 ground 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 to the Lake Placid Legacy Sites.

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 all do this week.
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A snowy view of the summit of Little Whiteface from the ski trail above, framed by snow covered pines.
Classic ski racers in a mass start in the stadium at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
The HS 100-meter and HS 128-meter ski jump towers on a bright winter day with the Adirondack High Peaks in the background.
Portrait of Lake Placid born and raised ski jumper Tate Frantz as he climbs the stairs, skis over his shoulder, helmet on to make a jump. Green grass in the background indicating it's a summer training jump.