Olympic Sites

About the Olympic Sites

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 Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain ski areas, the Olympic Sports Complex, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Conference Center at Lake Placid and the 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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<div class="field-content">aerial view of trails on Whiteface Mountain NY</div>
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
<div class="field-content">Lake Placid Olympic Center</div>
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
<div class="field-content">Athlete in flight at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex</div>
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
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Olympic Sports Complex
Home of Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center, as well as the Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Track
<div class="field-content">Lake Placid NY Olympic Oval </div>
Olympic Skating 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.
<div class="field-content">Cross country skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg</div>
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
Host of fantastic cross country skiing and snowshoeing on world-class groomed trails, and authentic cozy lodges for the perfect warm-up after your ski.
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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.
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