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Olympic Ski Jump Complex

Route 73, Lake Placid, NY
518-523-2202
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Ranked #4 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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Wetumpka, Alabama
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192 reviews 192 reviews
42 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The sheer height of the jump is unbelievable to see and experience. The ride up the life is quick, but hard to believe it's so high up for the jumpers. The practice area had some jumpers practicing where they land in the heated pool while practicing their take offs and do all kinds of flips. Nice observation area with some... More

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Reading, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the Olympic Jumping Complex when there were kids taking part in a summer camp. They were practicing the ski jumping into a large outdoor swimming pool. Very entertaining! Such talent. From the pool we took the ski lift up the mountain to the elevator that takes you up to the sky deck on top of the jumping tower.... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You start this adventure by riding a 2 seat tram up to the first level. On the way up watch people ride the inner tubes down the ski jumping hills. When you get off the tram stop and take a look at the observation deck. Then as you walk over to the elevator, stop at the winners podium to pose... More

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Kingston, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

my friend & I went to the ski jumps on saturday 8/16/14, was a real nice area and we watched the skiers. we took ride up to the top of the ski jumps and it was an amazing view!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

After watching ski jumping on tv, we were amazed to see the facility in person. It's an amazing sensation to look down and imagine athletes flying from such heights. Scary but exhilarating! Beautiful panoramic view of the mountains as well.

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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