explore our off-hill activities

Topping the list of activities is the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience—a thrill of a lifetime you'll be itching to re-do as soon as you catch your breath. For a more leisurely tour through the natural environment, visit our cross country ski center in winter, and drink in the beauty of the Adirondacks on our 50 km of Nordic trails. In the summer & fall, take a drive up the Veterans' Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain—New York's fifth highest peak—and enjoy 360-degree panoramic views reaching as far as Vermont and Canada.

Our Olympic sites are always buzzing with activity! Explore all of our offerings below and be sure to check out our Activities & Events Calendar to find out what's happening this week.

Activities & Events Calendar


Winter Bobsled Experience
Lake Placid Bobsled Experience
Olympic Sports Complex
Hold on for the ride of your life as you rocket down more than a half mile of winding track at the Olympic Sports Complex!
Gondola in Summer on the top of Little Whiteface
Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride
Whiteface Mountain
Experience all the majesty of the Adirondack High Peaks from the comfort of an eight-passenger, high-speed gondola cabin!
Young Girl Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Looking to spend some quality time on our 50+ km of world-class ski trails? Get your Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Pass today and enjoy season-long skiing as well as great pass holder perks!
Ice Skating on the Olympic Skating Oval
Ice Skating
Lake Placid Olympic Center, Olympic Skating Oval
Skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five gold medals!
Olympic Museum
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Exhibiting Olympic dreams on snow and ice, both past and present. Make the museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown!
Man Skiing Downhill
Skiing & Snowboarding
No matter what your skills or skiing preference, Whiteface Mountain delivers a world-class experience for every member of your family.
Discover Biathlon
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
During the winter season, take an in depth look at this sport that combines freestyle skiing and rifle marksmanship. Take a ski lesson to start the program or just join us on the range to zero in your shooting skills.
Discover Cross Country
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
The complete cross country ski experience, including a trail pass, rentals, and expert instruction in a fun and friendly atmosphere as you explore our winter wonderland!
Extreme Bobsled Experience
This is a one of a kind exclusive experience which hasn't been offered here at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg for over 10 years. For a limited time, its back for you to see if you have what it takes to slide with an Olympian.
Josie's Cabin
Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Olympic Sports Complex
Join us at our new woodland retreat to celebrate the dream of Josephine Schofield. You'll find naturalists, artists and leaders in our community for a series of unique natural history lessons about Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Adirondack Region.
Motion Theater Sports Simulator
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Experience the thrill of bobsled, luge, skeleton, and ski jumping all from the drivers point of view!
Skeleton Experience
Olympic Sports Complex
This is your childhood sled on overdrive. Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you are laying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute!
Olympic Jumping Complex
Explore the site on our 8-person Skyride, a new, state-of-the-art pulse gondola, and glass-enclosed elevator ending at the observation deck of the K-120 meter jump.
Olympic Center Tour
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Take a tour and learn about the Olympic Center's history, current role, and future plans, and hear firsthand stories from our guides who were there for the Games in 1980.
The Olympic Center Store
Lake Placid Olympic Center
Check out the Olympic Center Store, located on the main level of the Lake Placid Olympic Center, offering mouthguards, skate laces, neck guards, helmet repair kits, tape and much more!
Olympic Sports Complex Tour
Olympic Sports Complex
Join us on a self-guided tour of the Olympic Sports Complex, learn about the historic 1932 Olympic track and the new combined track built for the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Whiteface Adventure Zone
Whiteface Mountain
Balance, bounce, climb, and slide your cares away all day long in the Whiteface Adventure Zone!
Be a Biathlete
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Feel the rush of a biathlete as you test your marksmanship skills at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center.
Bike & Biathlon
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Enjoy an hour long mountain bike lesson to start the program then meet up at the range for an informative video on Biathlon and professional instruction on our Olympic Biathlon Range!
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Explore 30 km of cross-country trails offering challenging terrain for both beginner and veteran trail riders.
Disc Golf
Whiteface Mountain
Follow the course around the bottom sections of some favorite Whiteface ski trails, tossing Frisbee-like discs from basket to basket.
Discover Mountain Biking
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Learn how to Mountain Bike from our experienced staff on over 30 km of cross-country trails that offers challenging terrain for both beginner and veteran trail riders.
Downhill Mountain Biking
Whiteface Mountain
27 of the best trails in the East, serviced by a shuttle bus, army truck and eight-passenger gondola. What more could a downhiller ask for?
Freaky Fridays
Lake Placid Olympic Center
In this FREE event, skaters abandon their regular routines in favor of creativity, humor, and amusement in the historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena!
Guided Hiking Tours
Whiteface Mountain
Explore Whiteface and Stag Brook Falls on a 1.5-hour guided tour along the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Saturday Night Ice Shows
Lake Placid Olympic Center
See new top skaters perform each weekend during the summer season in the historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena.
Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway
Whiteface Mountain
Drive to the top of New York's fifth-highest peak, and take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the Adirondacks!
yoga on the mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Relax, breathe deep, and experience serenity with the scenic backdrop of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Sunday - Apr. 05, 2020
Skiing & Snowboarding
No matter what your skills or skiing preference, Whiteface Mountain delivers a world-class experience for every member of your family.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm