Olympic Sites and Facilities

About our Facilities

Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates WhitefaceGore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex; the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Olympic Jumping Complex, Conference Center at Lake Placid and Olympic Center. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic impact and development.

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Whiteface Mountain in the summertime
Whiteface - The Olympic Mountain
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Home to the 'Miracle on Ice' and Eric Heiden's five Olympic Gold Medals in 1980 and Sonja Henie's Olympic Gold Medal in 1932
Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
Watch ski jumpers fly the length of a football field, aerialists twist and turn in the air, and see the best panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks
Bobsled Experience at the Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex
Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex
Home of Mt. Van Hoevenberg, the Biathlon Center as well as Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Training
The Conference Center at Lake Placid NY
Conference Center at Lake Placid
Meet us in Lake Placid. With 90,000 sq. ft. of centrally located meeting space, we can accommodate groups large and small.
Skating on the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
Olympic Oval
Take a spin on our Olympic Speed skating oval, where Eric Heiden won five gold medals in 1980 or sit by the bonfire and sip a cup of hot chocolate and watch the skaters twirl by.
Biathlete program at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
What we have here is the best of Lake Placid XC Skiing and Snowshoeing on world-class ski trails