Home of the Combined Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton Track
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. The Olympic Sports Complex is also home to 50 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a biathlon shooting range. Athletes in the fastest of winter sports compete near Nordic skiers pacing themselves to outlast the pack!
Lake Placid Bobsled and Skeleton Experience
Climb into a Lake Placid bobsled and hear the roar of runners over ice as you speed down the track. 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.
See a Bobsled, Luge, or Skeleton 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! Check out our Events page for more information on upcoming races.
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.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center
The Olympic Sports Complex is also home to Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country & Biathlon Center, where you'll find the world-class ski trails opened for the 1980 Olympic Games. Click into a pair of skis and glide through the serene Adirondack woods at your own pace, or head to the rifle range and sharpen your aim with our Be a Biathlete program. Check out the Activities tab to learn more, and find our Trail Map here.