Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid, New York
5486 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map |
Families looking for a thrilling outing will get a bird's eye view on a ride up to the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, New York. There?s an elevator that brings visitors to the observation deck of the Olympic Jumping Complex's K-120 meter jump. From the deck, families will get a panoramic view of the Adirondack High Peaks while walking to the ski jumpers preparation room. This is the view ski jumpers get as they accelerate towards the end of the ramp before flying over the length of a football field. This is a perfect location for watching aerialists spring off steep kickers on the Lake Placid Freestyle hill. The Olympic Jumping Complex was the training ground for Nordic Combined Olympian Bill Demong, who became the first American to win the gold in this Olympic category. The Olympic Jumping Complex continues to be the training site for many young athletes who hope to earn a spot on the U.S. Winter Olympic Team. Summer is a great time to watch the country's top jumpers practice their flips and twists over a 750,000-gallon pool at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Kids will love watching the freestyle aerialists streak down the runs on long skis at nearly 60 miles per hour before launching themselves 40 feet into the air and flipping three times and twisting up to five times. Prizes and giveaways are handed out at these family-friendly summer jumping festivals. It's also an opportunity to meet the athletes and ask for autographs. Check the calendar for the annual two-day fall festival featuring ski jumping competitions, live music, craft vendors and food.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Families planning to attend a summer jumping festival at the Olympic Jumping Complex should arrive early to secure seating or at least a good place to stand to watch the aerialists. Visitors to the Olympic Jumping Complex will get the best value by purchasing the Olympic Sites Passport. This value-packed passport includes a ride to the top of Little Whiteface on the Cloudsplitter Gondola and one-time admission to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval and the Olympic Sports Complex. In addition, the passport is valid for many discounts for various activities.
Address: 5486 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map
Hours: Hours vary. For details, check schedule. More Info
Price: Adults (13-64): $11; Children (7-12): $8; Children under 7: Free; Seniors (65+): $8