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Trail Running at Mt Van Hoevenberg

The bridge over the road entering Mt Van Hoevenberg is pictured in sukmmer with its colored flags and the words, "Welcome to Mt Van Hoevenberg"

Into the Forest I Now Run By Olympic Authority Content & Communications Manager Jaime Collins In the summer of 1978, I went for my first run ever. I was entering high school in the fall and decided to join the cross-country team. So, I laced up my Reebok court shoes and started circling the block… Read more »

FIL World Cup Season to Open at Mt Van Hoevenberg on Dec. 8

An Austrian male luge athlete making a turn high on the track with the Lake Placid logo appearing in the ice under him.

Circuit Returns to Lake Placid for First Time since 2019 Mt Van Hoevenberg Hosting Its First World Cup Women’s Doubles Competition PHOTOS FOR EDITORIAL USE The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) and USA Luge announce that the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup will return to Mt Van Hoevenberg for its… Read more »

Reintroducing: the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport

Experience More, Save More with the Olympic Sites Passport

Olympic Experience Across Venues Available Starting June 21 The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the return of the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport that offers guests the opportunity to experience activities at the four Olympic venues – Whiteface, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Olympic Jumping Complex, and the Olympic Center – for… Read more »

NENSA’s Grand Prix Eastern Cup Opener Relocated to Mt Van Hoevenberg

Female skier in red crouches to gain speed on a trail at Mt Van Hoevenberg with snow falling and pine trees in the background.

Snowmaking Investment Supports Early Season Training and Competition for Nordic Athletes Grand Prix is One of Two Elite Events At Mt Van Hoevenberg This Weekend – World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton Dec. 16-18 The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces the New England Nordic Ski Association’s (NENSA) Grand Prix Eastern Cup Opener will… Read more »

IBSF World Push Championships Dec. 9 and 10

A female athlete begins her run on the indoor bobsled push track at Mt Van Hoevenberg.

Tickets Available and Event to be Live Streamed The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces Mt Van Hoevenberg will host the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation’s (IBSF) World Push Championships Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, 2022.  What: Mt Van Hoevenberg is pulling out all the stops to showcase the speed and… Read more »

How Olympic Dreams are Born and Raised 

Bobsled on track at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY

In 2004, a seven-year-old boy from the tiny town of Saranac, NY, took his first bobsled ride down the 1980 track at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. “I was immediately hooked,” he recalls now.  “My dad was a slider in the late 70s and early 80s. My great uncle slid pre- and post-World War… Read more »

Get Involved

Two things are essential to the Olympic Spirit: pursuing greatness helping others In volunteering with us, you achieve both. That’s why there’s so much more to volunteering than having time. It’s about having heart. What it means to get involved Imagine the big events – national and international competitions – up close and personal. Bobsled,… Read more »

Lake Placid – An International Sliding Hub

Mt. Van Hoevenberg International Sliding Hub

Capital Project Makes Lake Placid an International Sliding Hub Olympic hopefuls from around the world say the Mt. Van Hoevenberg facilities feel like a second home (Story written by Aaron Todd and re-posted with permission) When it comes to bobsled training in Lake Placid, John Napier has seen it all. He started training at the… Read more »

Lake Placid Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics

Dream On - 1980 Figure Skating Team

LAKE PLACID CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS New events added, more Olympic athletes, more winter fun! For Immediate Release: January 16, 2020 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — In less than 30 days, Lake Placid celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games that brought this nation together like never before. From Feb…. Read more »