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Olympic Ski Jump Complex

Route 73, Lake Placid, NY
518-523-2202
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Lookouts
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Visitors to this year-round training and competition site can watch daring ski-divers, or take an elevator to a platform to see how high Olympic... more » Owner description: Visitors to this year-round training and competition site can watch daring ski-divers, or take an elevator to a platform to see how high Olympic skiers jump. « less
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Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews 259 reviews
54 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Location is 16$pp to access. Parking on site. Take elevator to top of jumping area platform, also can take chair lift up hill during summer. Walk around site.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Going to the top of the jump and looking down is truly mind blowing. Hard to believe people ski down! We were fortunate to be visiting while an event was going on, so got to see first hand the skiiers. There is also snow tubing near the parking lot here, which looked to be a lot of fun.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped here with the intention of just going up in the elevator, but when our teen saw the tubing, he wanted to do it. He went a bunch of times (you pay by the hour) and helped some of the smaller kids carry their tubes. He had a great time and at $8 an hour (with the passport), it... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cool, scary elevator ride to top & then got to watch some jumpers in training land in a pool! Worth getting the Olympic Sites Passport and visiting all the attractions.

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Watertown, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Twenty years ago we watched this for free I think. The athletes we more mature, but as a skier said to me this week ," There were no inverts." If you have young skiers in your family, stay away as the bold ones will want to train for the Olympics!

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Riverhead, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is really amazing to take the elevator up to the top of the tall jump tower, stand out on the platform that the Olympic skiers used, and look down the very ramp that they jumped off of. And the view is incredible. There is also a very nice inside space surrounded with windows for those little kids who might... More

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

You take an elevator to the top. Once we walked out we couldn't imagine jumping. What a view! It takes a special person to ski jump. So glad we had the experience of seeing it from the top. A must do when you visit the area.

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Blainville, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited the Olympic Ski Jump Complex and saw ski divers descending into a pool. They were very good and impressing. Then we went up with the chairlift up to the tower. It is the height of 26 floors we were told by the elevator operator. We had a wonderful view of surrounding mountains. We went outside and notice the... More

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Flemington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This does not take long but it's pretty cool to go up to the top and look down the jump. Since it's so close to everything and easy to get to- it's worth it.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was there on Sunday the 10th of August 2014. The ski jump hills are very impressive to see as you approach. For $11 you ride a chair lift to the top of the hill and then walk to the base of the 120 meter tower. Take an elevator ride up (glass enclosed for a great view). There are two... More

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