Olympic Sites

A little bit of history...

Established in 1982, the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in 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">View of Whiteface in the summer</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">1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena</div>
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Home of 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">View of the Olympic Jumping Complex in the fall</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.
<div class="field-content">Summer Bobsled Experience</div>
Olympic Sports Complex
Home of the combined Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Track, as well as Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
<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">Discover Biathlon Program 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.
<div class="field-content">Lake Placid Conference Center in winter</div>
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.