Cross country skiing & biathlon center
World-Class Skiing in the Adirondacks
The Olympic Cross Country ski trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg have delighted individuals, couples and families for over 35 years. Constant trail upgrades and world class grooming on 50 km of rolling Adirondack terrain have been the hallmark of our Olympic legacy. Skiers have always found trails fit for the Olympian inside them, no matter their ability. Step into a pair of skis or snowshoes, breathe in the fresh, crisp air and follow our meticulously groomed trails through the snowy woods. Through the forest, follow the trails that have led athletes, like local Bill Demong (Gold and Silver Medalist in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games) to Olympic glory.
Season Schedule & Hours
Trail access: During the winter season, Mt. Van Hoevenberg is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (trail passes available for purchase until 4:00 pm). For more information, call the Cross Country Ski Center at (518) 523-4436 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities for All Skiers
The Cross Country and Biathlon trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg opened for the 1980 Olympic Games and has held its place as a world class destination in Nordic Sports. We have 50 km of trails that are groomed to perfection every day of the week. Our professional staff treats each day as if we are both hosting the Olympic Games and welcoming you in for a cozy chat.
You will have plenty of opportunities no matter your ability. We regularly stage major national and international skiing events, yet first-time and recreational skiers are our daily priority. We have trails and experiences that exceed the expectations of world class athletes, fitness lovers, recreational visitors, outdoor enthusiasts and those new to our sport. Nordic terrain parks, toasty bonfires, Josie's destination ski cabin, and our warm and friendly lodge will make world class memories!
PSIA Certified Mt. Van Hoevenberg Ski School
Join our PSIA certified Ski School Instructors and head out on the trails to improve your technique in a fun learning environment. Call (518) 523-4436 or email us for more information and to make reservations.
|Discover Cross Country||Includes trail pass, rentals, class lesson, and visit to Josie's Cabin||$55|
|Discover Biathlon||Includes trail pass, rentals, class lesson, and biathlon instruction||$55|
|Group Lesson||1 hour session starting daily at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm||$22|
|Private Lesson||1 hour session starting daily at 9:00 am & 2:30 pm (or by appointment)||$40|
Green Goddess Natural Foods
Mt. Van Hoevenberg is thrilled to have Green Goddess as our provider of delicious food and wonderful drinks. They connect residents and guests to local food growers and producers with their fresh organic menu. Enjoy the taste and experience of their food made daily from scratch.
This ski-to destination is full of Adirondack ambiance and will become the heart of your Cross Country experience. Delicious food and hot drinks will be served inside the cabin during holidays, weekends and special events. Adjacent to the cabin will be two warm fires with s'mores kits available to complete your experience.
Nordic Terrain Park
Our Nordic Terrain Park features terrain for all levels of skiers looking for a little fun. It is a one of a kind experience capturing the thrill and imagination of skiers. Just outside of our Cross Country Stadium and adjacent to the main parking lot you will find music, jumps, bumps, boxes and elements that will test your balance, agility and creativity on skis.
Biathlon & Nordic Competitions
We host World Cup Biathlon, Nordic Combined and Cross Country competitions at all levels, including Junior Olympic events, and a number of amateur races, like the famed Lake Placid Loppet—a 50- and 25-km race that's part of the American Ski Marathon Series. We're also a recreational playground, open to anyone who wants to get on the trails and into the woods.
Ski Patrol is located in the lower level of the Cross Country Ski Lodge. If there is an accident, any employee can help you. If you call in an accident, it is helpful if you know the name of the ski trail and your approximate location.
Cross Country Season Passes
Looking to spend some quality time on our 50+ km of world-class ski trails? Get your Mt. Van Hoevenberg or Lake Placid Internconnect Cross Country season pass today and enjoy season-long skiing as well as great passholder perks!
Day Trail Passes & Packages
Whether you're visiting the area, trying out a new sport, or a local looking for the best groomed trails around—head to Mt. Van Hoevenberg for the day and enjoy an authentic Adirondack cross country skiing or snowshoeing experience! All day trail passes, packages, and programs may be purchased on site at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
|Trail Pass||1 Day*||1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm)||Late Day (after 2:30 pm)||2 Day||Each Additional Day|
|Teen / Senior||$18||$16||$12||$34||$16|
|Junior / 70+||$12||$10||$6||$22||$10|
|6 & Under||Free||Free||Free||Free||Free|
Adult: 20-64 | Teen:13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65-69
All trail passes include admission to the sliding tracks
*Return your full day trail pass by 12:00 pm and receive a $6.00 coupon off of your next visit
Multi-day tickets include an additional day to complete your ski days (e.g. if you purchase a 2 day ticket, you have 2 of 3 days to ski)
|Package||1 Day||1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm)||Late Day (after 2:30 pm)||2 Day||Each Additional Day|
|Teen / Senior||$36||$32||$24||$68||$32|
|Junior / 70+||$26||$22||$14||$48||$22|
|Adult: 20-64 | Teen:13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65-69|
|Rentals||1 Day||1/2 Day After 12:30 pm||Late Day After 2:30 pm||2 Day||Each Additional Day|
|Adult/ Teen/ Senior||$18||$16||$12||$34||$16|
|Pulk Sled||$30||$15 (any 2 hours)||$15 (any 2 hours)||$60||$30|
|Adult: 20-64 | Teen:13-19 | Junior: 12 & Under | Senior: 65+
Ten Dollar Tuesdays
On non-holiday Tuesdays come ski at Mt. Van Hoevenberg for just $10 all day long! Promotion includes a trail pass; rentals may be purchased at an additional fee.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg offers the following rates for qualifying military guests, which include active US or Canadian Military, or immediate family of, or Retired US Military. Valid military ID designating active or retired status is required.
|1 Day||1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm)||Late Day (after 2:30 pm)||2 Day||Each Additional Day|
|Explore Package (trail pass & rental)||$30||$26||$18||$56||$26|
|Ski / Snowshoe Rentals||$14||$12||$8||$26||
|Discover XC||$34||(lesson, traill pass & rental)|
|Lessons||$15||(per class lesson)|
|Discover Biathlon||$44||(lesson,trail pass, rental & biathlon)|
|Be a Biathlete||$25||(range & lesson)|
While we strive to present an exceptional experience and snow conditions at all times, there may be days where uncontrollable factors come into play. If you find that the surface conditions are not to your satisfaction you have one hour from the time your ticket was issued to return to the ticket desk and receive a voucher for another day of skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
In the event that Mt. Van Hoevenberg is unable to open because of low snow conditions, Season Pass Holders will be able to access the snow-made loop at the Olympic Jumping Complex during scheduled times. The snow guns will be turned on (weather permitting) in early November. Olympic Jumping Complex Trail Passes may be purchased for $10 per day at the ticket booth.