Hone Your Skills
At the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, we offer a range of options to try out a new sport or level up your skills. Group and private lessons for beginner and intermediate alpine and cross country skiers of all ages. Programs for seniors and people with disabilities to ensure the absolute best experience. Athlete development across several disciplines, including sliding sports, ski jumping, figure skating, hockey, skiing and mountain biking. No matter which category you fall into, or which experience suits you best, at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, there’s something for everyone!
- Mt. Van Hoevenberg
- Olympic Center
- Whiteface Mountain
- Jump, Aim, Glide and Slide! (JAGS)
- New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF)
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
A “mom and me” program for children ages 3 to 4 (dad’s and grandparents welcome) designed to introduce toddlers to skiing and snowshoeing in a fun age-appropriate environment. Skiing skills are introduced through play with a focus on the joy of outdoor activities.
Pathfinders is designed to launch a life-long love for cross country skiing. Games, fun drills, and experience will develop skills and confidence for skiers to take in any direction. Individuals will be encouraged to challenge their boundaries in a fun and supportive environment. Our team will focus on creating a positive and rewarding atmosphere for all to participate.
Loppet Junior is designed to support a life-long love for cross country skiing and Biathlon. Skiers develop sports skills and fitness toward enjoyment and proficiency in cross-country skiing. Individuals will learn technical and mental skills through experience, games, and exercises that will create a solid foundation for a life in skiing. Our team will focus on creating a positive and rewarding environment for all to participate.
Home School Days
Join our experienced instructors in skiing and fun games with Homeschool students from Essex, Clinton, and Franklin Counties. This season-long program will offer a wonder of possibilities on our Olympic Trails and a dedicated space for homeschool enrichment and activities.
Private and Group Lessons
For Private and Group Lesson information head over to Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s website.
Figure Skating Programs
Come watch the beautiful sport of figure skating in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena this week. Skaters from all over the world have trained in Lake Placid every summer since 1932, including Olympic Greats and Legends like Dick Button, Ronnie Robertson, Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton. Who knows whether you will catch a glimpse of a future Champion? And if you’re a figure skater, check with the ORDA office to register for sessions.
Building new friendships and a lifelong love of snowsports. Our instructors encouraging kids to embrace the mountain and their sport while guiding them through an action-packed, skill-related progression of skiing and riding they are sure to enjoy!
Learn more about Adult Programs at Whiteface Mountain below: