Home of Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Training
The fastest Olympic winter sports happen on this ribbon of concrete, steel and ice that zigs-zags down the face of Mt. Van Hoevenberg. It's on this track that the world's best bobsled, luge and skeleton racers slide, and it's here that you can see and feel what it's like to rocket down a mountain.
The track is nearly a mile long, making 20 turns while dropping more than 400 feet and at competition speeds exerts more than five times the force of gravity on the racers. (Space shuttle astronauts, for comparison, endure just 3-Gs at launch.) It's a demanding and exhilarating course that has become a regular stop on the World Cup circuit and site of the 2012 Bobsled & Skeleton World Championships
Experience a Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Race
Come out to see a race. Stand alongside the track with packs of cheering fans and feel the rumble of a bobsled as it banks a turn. Follow a skeleton racer sliding at Autobahn speeds and realize his chin is just three inches off the ice. Or marvel at the silent speed of a luge athlete racing by at over 90 miles per hour.
Lake Placid Bobsled and Skeleton Experience
Try the Lake Placid bobsled experience with our professional drivers and brakemen or go it alone with the Lake Placid skeleton experience and slide into Olympic tradition.
International Sliding Sports Exhibit
Set within this world class facility the exhibit strives to educate current and future athletes about the history and development of their sports while offering the public an inspiring story that merges the past, present and future. Hike the path around the track with a historical brochure for an uderstanding of the changing nature of the sport.