Mount Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, New York
South Meadows Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map |
Nestled within the watershed of the West Branch of the Ausable River, Mount Van Hoevenberg is a summit point located in the Adirondack Mountains in the Town of North Elba in New York, 9 miles away from Lake Placid. It is best known for the location of the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track, and of a network of cross-country ski trails. The Mount Van Hoevenberg sports complex was used to host the 1932 (bobsleigh) and 1980 Winter Olympics (bobsleigh, luge, cross-country skiing, and biathlon).
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Mount Van Hoevenberg is also home of the Olympic bobsled and luge run, but on the opposite side of the hiking trail. It is again possible to approach the summit from the top of the run (entry fee required) or via a trail starting at the cross-country ski center; but these routes are much easier to find on the descent if you choose to leave a car at the base of the run. The following trail is the preferred route and much more scenic.
Address: South Meadows Rd, Lake Placid, New York 12946| Map
Hours: Open year round.
Price: Admission is free.