Overview

LPLS Eclipse logoLake Placid is in the path of an extraordinary experience!

 

On April 8, 2024, the Lake Placid Legacy Sites will be some of the best locations in the northeast to view an exceptional event, a total solar eclipse! This isn’t just an amazing sight, it’s also exceptionally rare. Total solar eclipses happen over the same place on earth about once every 400 years. This is an event not to miss.

The Lake Placid Legacy Sites have several excellent viewing spots for the eclipse, which are easily accessible. Because of the unpredictability of spring weather, it’s important — and more fun in a group — to stick to a safe, easily accessible location. As the moon moves closer to completely covering the sun, the day around you gradually darkens to something similar to dawn or dusk.

As we get closer to the date of the eclipse, more information about each viewing area will be announced, so stay tuned!

Complimentary safety eclipse glasses will be provided at each viewing location as supplies last.

Remember: Looking directly at the eclipse without proper eye protection is never safe. Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the Sun.

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

 

Schedule

The total duration of the April 8, 2024 eclipse will be 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 41 seconds. Maximum totality will last for 3 minutes and 21 seconds.

    • Partial totality begins at 2:13:02 pm
    • Full totality begins at 3:25:07 pm
    • Maximum totality at 3:26:48 pm
    • Full totality ends at 3:28:29 pm
    • Partial totality ends at 4:36:43 pm

Olympic Center Viewing

James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval

The Oval will host a viewing party (conditions permitting) with gates opening at 1pm for the public to setup before the 2:13pm start the eclipse in Lake Placid, NY. The Oval offers an open south by southwest facing view of the Adirondack High Peaks, the iconic Olympic Ski Jumps and room for many spectators to gather and watch the entirety of the solar eclipse from start to finish. There will be music, free eclipse sunglasses, glow sticks, and fun at the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval.

1980 Herb Brooks Arena

Olympic Center will be open to the public from 10am – 5pm for the public to come watch a live feed of the 2024 Solar Eclipse as it passes over the United States on the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena jumbotron and dine in our Roamers Café overlooking the oval and festivities.

Roamers Cafe Patio Viewing

The Roamers Patio Deck will also be open for viewing the eclipse, but capacity will be limited. More information to be disclosed at a later date.

Olympic Center Eclipse Viewing

Please note: Use caution walking on walkways and parking lots, especially in buildings. Melting and freezing, as well as water and snow accumulation, can cause surfaces to become slippery at any time of the day or night. Try to clean the snow off the bottom of plastic ski boots to help prevent a slip and fall. Use footwear with good tread and/or use commercially available products made for the bottom of shoes and boots to give better traction.

 

Whiteface Viewing

Come out to watch this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event at the mountain with a great view from the Cloudspin Bar & Grill deck in the Main Base Lodge! Join us for $40 lift tickets, live music and giveaways as the moon passes between the earth and the sun.

The partial eclipse begins at 2:12pm. Totality begins at 3:24pm. The maximum eclipse is at 3:26pm. As a safety precaution, all lifts will close at 2:00pm on this day, this includes the Cloudsplitter Gondola.

Whiteface Eclipse Viewing

Please note: Use caution walking on walkways and parking lots, especially in buildings. Melting and freezing, as well as water and snow accumulation, can cause surfaces to become slippery at any time of the day or night. Try to clean the snow off the bottom of plastic ski boots to help prevent a slip and fall. Use footwear with good tread and/or use commercially available products made for the bottom of shoes and boots to give better traction.