Olympic Cross Country Biathlon Center

MT Van Hoevenberg

Our world-class cross-country ski trails range over 50 km of rolling Adirondack terrain. Step into a pair of skis or snowshoes, breathe in the fresh, crisp air and follow our meticulously groomed trails through the snowy woods at your own pace. What we have in here is the best of Lake Placid cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing, and it's yours to explore.

If you're curious about Biathlon training, the one Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting, come down to the range and give it a shot. You'll get a primer on gun safety and then line up against the same targets the world's best Olympic biathletes face.

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  • Seasonal Information
  • Winter
  • Summer

Biathlon and 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.

Summer at the Cross Country Center

When the snow melts the trails serve as a perfect backdrop for family friendly Mountain Biking and peaceful Horseback Riding.  Don't forget you can still sharpen your skills at the range with our special summer Be a Biathlete Program.