Athlete Development and Education

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to slide down an olympic bobsled track, jump off of the 120 meter ski jump, compete as a biathlete, or race down from the top of Whiteface? These are just a few of the many athlete development and education programs that are offered throughout the Lake Placid Legacy Sites.

No matter what your interest is, the Lake Placid Legacy Sites venues offer a range of new sports opportunities and skills trainings for people of all ages and backgrounds.

New York State Educational Foundation (NYSEF)

The Lake Placid Legacy Sites consist of some of the nations best olympic training facilities. NYSEF is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for children and young adults through athletic training in snowsports. NYSEF helps young people develop personal skills important to becoming confident individuals by building athletic capability, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and self-esteem.

With these skills, young athletes are better equipped to achieve academic excellence and to pursue college studies, professional training, or other personal goals. NYSEF believes that sport teaches work ethics, determination, and builds character. The NYSEF program gives young people the necessary tools to be successful in life.

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Sport Programs Overview

Each Venue offers unique group and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. These sport programs are offered in both the Winter and Summer seasons. Adaptive sport programs are available and offered for individuals with disabilities to ensure the absolute best learning experience. No matter where you’re interests fall, there’s something for everyone!

Our Venue Offerings:

Whiteface Mountain:

  • Alpine Skiing Programs
  • Snowboarding Programs

Want to learn more? Visit the Whiteface website:

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Mt Van Hoevenberg:

  • Sliding Track Programs
  • Cross Country Skiing Programs
  • Rock Climbing Programs
  • Mountain Biking Programs

Want to learn more? Visit the Mt Van Hoevenberg website:

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The Olympic Center:

  • Skating Programs

Want to learn more? Visit the Skating Programs page:

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Olympic Jumping Complex:

  • Ski Jumping Programs
  • Freestyle Programs

Want to learn more? Visit the Olympic Jumping Complex website:

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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Explore additional athlete development offerings by exploring the New York State Educational Foundations Website.