Experience winter sports through our athletes' eyes.

From seasoned skiers with a passion for Whiteface Mountain to those seeking an adrenaline rush while sliding down the bobsled track to life as an Olympic medalist.

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Chris Mazdzer at the Saranac Lake Parade
America's First

In February, Saranac Lake's Chris Mazdzer became the first U.S. athlete to win a men's singles luge Olympic medal when he claimed silver in PyeongChang.

Featuring: Chris Mazdzer
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Local Olympic Pride

Since the very first Olympic Winter Games, in 1924, the Lake Placid region has sent at least one athlete to compete. Many of them have come home with Olympic medals.

Sports & Family

I have been a New York Rangers fan my entire life. When I heard that the team was coming to Lake Placid, in early-October, for a pre-season practice, I could hardly contain my excitement.

Featuring: Matthew Theis
steve holcomb superman
Taken too Soon

Whether it was his closest friends and teammates or young fans who cheered him on at a World Cup race, Steven Holcomb made everyone around him feel special and included.

Peter Sears talking to coaches
Striking Olympic Silver

Just like the 1980 team, the 1972 squad featured mostly college and university age players from the mid-west and New England. On the 1972 squad was Lake Placid native Peter Sears... 

Featuring: Peter Sears
Heiden on the podium at the 1980 Games
America's Golden Boy

Records are meant to be broken, but Eric Heiden's five Olympic speed skating gold medals at a single Olympic Games will forever stand the test of time.

Featuring: Eric Heiden
Tara on the podium at the 2016 Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid
Some May Call Me Crazy

Tara Geraghty-Moats shares the passion and motivation behind her ski jumping success

Featuring: Tara Geraghty-Moats
Andrew Weibrecht
Rediscover Whiteface Mountain with Andrew Weibrecht

With trail additions, an array of terrain, snowmaking and grooming that regardless of snowfall, create a fantastic ski experience, two-time Olympic medalist, Andrew Weibrecht rediscovers Whiteface Mountain

Featuring: Andrew Weibrecht
Nina Lussi on the podium
Soaring to Success

Lake Placidian and ski jumper, Nina Lussi reflects on competing in her hometown

Featuring: Nina Lussi
Jayson Terdiman and Matthew Mortensen sliding, John DiGiacomo
Double Trouble on the Track

Take a run down the 1994 Olympic luge track in Lillehammer, Norway with doubles luge team and Sochi Olympians,  Jayson Terdiman and Matthew Mortensen

Featuring: Jayson Terdiman and Matt Mortensen

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