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Olympic Ski Jump Complex

Route 73, Lake Placid, NY
518-523-2202
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Ranked #2 of 22 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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netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hard to find the place , very bad signs to the area, we arrived at a vacant parking place and just wanted to see the area, not riding the elevator to the top, that was not allowed .

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74 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by to check out the sights quickly - had no idea it was still a hopping training spot for youth. Got to watch them go off the ramp into the pools. Took the chairlift up and saw what many Olympians saw years ago. Really awesome experience to be there. Great views and structures.

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Tionesta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

excellent view from the top of the 120 meter ski jump. you take a ski lift up to the bases of the 90 and 120 meter Oylmpic ski jumps from 1980.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this venue! We go every time we are in Lake Placid and never tire of it. There were athletes practicing their jumps into the pool and the views from the top of the ski jumps are breathtaking!

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The complex is worth the trip into town. Olympic hopefuls training in two rinks was so great to watch. There's also a small booth wherein you can pay a small fee and feel the movement of various Olympic sports, as if you were actually participating. beautiful building, so boot! don't miss this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Never realized the height and slope of these jumps and it was incredible to watch people jumping in the middle of summer with no snow! Truly an amazing sight that made me weak in the knees thinking about skiing down that jump. Watching people do acrobatic jumps into a pool nearby was also quite an experience. Glad to see these... More

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were surprised to see that there is still activity at this site. The gondola that takes you to the jump works (for a fee) and you can take the elevator to the top of the jump (for a fee). We drove up John Brown Road where there is an entrance about 1/2 mile up. It was open so we... More

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Morrisonville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went here to experience what the skiers see when at the top of the jumps and to see where history is made every winter. We took the elevator to the top. What a view of the mountains and surrounding area, just breathtaking. Not a good place for someone who is afraid of heights due to the fact that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon watching aerial skiers in training launch off jumps into a giant swimming pool. Very cool.

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Amityville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The first time you roll into Lake Placid, you'll say "what's this?" and be awed when you figure out it is the Olympic Ski Jumps. For $11 you can visit and take a trip up the chair lift to the junior jump and an elevator many stories to the spectacular view on the higher jump. During the summer, on event... More

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