Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex

Home to the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track—the only one east of the Rockies—as well as 50 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a biathlon shooting range, the Olympic Sports Complex is a study in extremes. Athletes in the fastest of winter sports compete near Nordic skiers pacing themselves to outlast the pack. In the winter the Olympic Sports Complex offers bobsled rides on the combined track.

These are thrilling sports to watch, but they're even more fun to experience in person. Come out to Mt. Van Hoevenberg to find out what we mean:

  • Climb into a Lake Placid bobsled and hear the roar of runners over ice as you speed down the track.
  • Click into a pair of skis and glide through the serene Adirondack woods at your own pace.
  • Head to the rifle range and sharpen your aim.

At the Olympic Sports Complex, you can watch people do incredible things, or you can do them yourself. Check our Olympic Sports Complex event schedule and come watch a race or try bobsledding yourself.

General Information


Summer at the Olympic Sports Complex

When the snow melts and the ice comes off the track the sleds change out their steel runners for wheels and the action moves to the 1932/1980 Olympic track. If you are not up for a ride down this historic track, hop on the bus for a tour of the facility and walk down the combined tract to experience it from the athletes perspective. You can also explore the sliding center on foot with a walk through the International Sliding Sports Museum.  The OSC is also home to the Be A Biathlete program and Cross Country Mountain Biking.


Winter at the Olympic Sports Complex

The combine track typically holds ice from October to May and is host to numerous training events and international competitions throughout the winter. On most days you can catch a glimpse of Bobsled, Luge or Skeleton athletes speeding through the curves at 70+ miles per hour. You can also explore the sliding center on foot with a walk through the International Sliding Sports Museum.

Explore the Nordic side of skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.  We offer 50 km of trails for cross country skiing, plus snowshoeing.  You can also try your hand at shooting a real .22 cal. rifle at our biathlon range.

Lake Placid Loppet
50K, 25K, Classic or Freestyle, the choice is yours!
Bobsled Experience
Hold on for the ride of your life as you rocket down more than a half mile of winding track!
Be a Biathlete
The phrase "I'll give it a shot" takes on a whole new meaning with our Be a Biathlete Program!
Olympic Sports Complex Tour
Join us on a guided tour of the track, learn about the historic Olympic track and new combined track
Mountain Biking at the Olympic Sports Complex
Explore 30km of cross-country trails offering challenging terrain for both the beginner and veteran trail rider
Horseback Riding
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the High Peaks and the Lake Placid Olympic Sites by horseback.