Photo Courtesy of Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center Website
From gondola rides, disc golf, cross country mountain biking, to Saturday night ice shows (just to name a few), Whiteface Lake Placid has a huge array of both on- and off-hill activities. Whiteface Mountain in particular boasts a ski resort with the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast.
Whiteface Mountain maintains impeccably groomed cruising trails, 98% snowmaking coverage, a 5-star ski and snowboard school and amenity-rich ski towns surrounding it.
In 1980 the United States men’s hockey team competed against the Soviet Union and won the olympic gold metal at the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center. In 1932 16 year old Sonja Henie from Norway won an olympic gold metal here. Olympians Irving Jaffee and Jack Shea from the United States won olympic gold metals here in 1932. In 1980, American Eric Heiden won five olympic metals here.
Figure skating programs
There are a variety of programs offered at the Olympic Center for figure skaters. There are opportunities for training for national, regional and international competitions.
Visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Learn the history of the Lake Placid Center in depth at it’s museum through videos, memorabilia from past games, and they frequently display new exhibits.
For more information about the Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Museum click this link to be directed to their website.