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Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & 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. 

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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.

Ski School Lessons & Programs
(click on the lesson/program title to learn more)
Lesson/Program Details Rates
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.

Joise's Cabin

Re-launching this season is Josie's Cabin. 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'more kits available to complete your experience.

Nordic Terrain Park

Our Nordic Terrain Park is expanding after capturing the thrill and imaginnation of skiers of every age last season! All ages will find a younger side when they venture into our park.

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.

Join us for breakfast from Green Goddess and live streaming of the world's best Biathletes as they compete around the world in the Loppet Lounge and then hit the trails to find your inner Olympian! Here are the dates for our Biathlon Breakfasts: 

  • December 10 from Pokljuka at 8:15 am
  • December 17 from Nove Mesto at 9:00 am
  • January 7 from Oberhof at 8:40 am
  • January 14 from Ruhpolding at 8:30 am
  • February 11 from Hochfilzen World Championships at 8:40 am
  • February 18 from Hochfilzen World Championships at 8:40 am

Ski Patrol

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.

Season Schedule & Hours

Trail access: 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

Conditions Report

Discover Biathlon program at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Discover Biathlon
Availability: Summer & Winter
The phrase "I'll give it a shot" takes on a whole new meaning with our Discover Biathlon Program!
Cross Country skiers on the tracks at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center
Discover Cross Country
Availability: Winter
The complete cross country ski experience trail pass, rentals, and expert instruction in a fun, friendly atmosphere as you explore our extensive trail system!
Josie's Cabin
Josie's Interactive Natural History Series
Availability: Winter
Saturdays and holiday weeks at our new woodland retreat, we celebrate the dream of Josephine Schofield. You will find naturalists, artists and leaders in our community for a series of unique natural history lessons about Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Adirondack Region.
Cross Country skiers on the tracks at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center
Pathfinders
Availability: Winter
Eight Saturday sessions designed around age and ability create a supportive and fun atmosphere for children ages 5-11. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the techniques that will make a lifetime of skiing enjoyable.
Loppet Juniors program at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Loppet Juniors
Availability: Winter
For Nordic teen skiers looking to develop skills and fitness in a fun environment with the goal of participating in one of the Nordic Festival races on February 25th.
ADK Paintball Biathlon Series
ADK Paintball Biathlon Series
Availability: Winter
A unique program designed for kids ages 8-13 to experience the excitement of the sport of biathlon!
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
Wee Ski
Availability: Winter
A “mom and me” program for children ages 2 to 4—dads and grandparents welcome!
Cross Country skiers on the trail at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center
Snowboomers
Availability: Winter
Join active Nordic and alpine skiers over age 50 in winter camaraderie, great coaching, and plenty of fun!
Skier on the trail at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
Snow Dogs
Availability: Winter
Snow Dogs is a six week program that covers basic ski skills and builds a base for ski exploration and personal growth in this wonderful winter sport!
Homeschool Days
Availability: Winter
This season long program will offer a wonder of possibilities on our Olympic Trails and a dedicated space for homeschool enrichment and activities

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!

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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. 

2016 - 2017 Cross Country Trail Pass Rates
Trail Pass 1 Day* 1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm) Late Day (after 2:30 pm) 2 Day Each Additional Day
Adult $20 $18 $14 $38 $18
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)

2016 - 2017 Explore Package Rates
Includes trail pass and rental equipment
Package 1 Day 1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm) Late Day (after 2:30 pm) 2 Day Each Additional Day
Adult $38 $34 $26 $72 $34
Teen / Senior $36 $32 $24 $68 $32
Junior / 70+ $26 $22 $14 $48 $22
Performance $46 $38 $28 $84 $38
Adult: 20-64 | Teen:13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65-69
2016 - 2017 Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
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
Junior $14 $12 $8 $26 $12
Performance $26 $20 $14 $46 $20
Snowshoes $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+

Military Discounts

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.

2016 - 2017 Military Rates at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
  1 Day 1/2 Day (after 12:30 pm) Late Day (after 2:30 pm) 2 Day Each Additional Day
Trail Pass $16 $14 $10 $30 $14
Explore Package (trail pass & rental) $30 $26 $18 $56 $26
Ski / Snowshoe Rentals $14 $12 $8 $26 $12

Snow Guarantee

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. 

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.