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Olympic Ski Jump Complex

Route 73, Lake Placid, NY
518-523-2202
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Lookouts
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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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The shows on a Wednesday are well worth a watch. The view from the top of the ski tower is amazing. I will be visiting again to try extreme tubing down the ski slope. Awesome attraction and loved it

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Kanata
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Seen this venue on Olympic passport take a chairlift to top then walk over to elevator and ride up to top of skydeck it is incredible to see how up you are and that people actually skied off this tower. what you see on TV does not really show you how incredibly tall it is from start to finish. Then... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Neat place to take the kids to show them first hand Olympic events. We watched 7 athletes jump from the 90 meter platform that was simply amazing. The elevator ride to the top of the 120 meter platform was well worth the trip. Hard to believe the courage of these athletes to jump from these heights. The day we were... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

worth seeing just to appreciate the sheer height of the Olympic ski jump. Not if you fear heights though! We went out of season so it was very quiet. You only require 30 minutes or so to see the complex. The complex itself looks a little worn and might have been more relevant during the winter season, however we got... More

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North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had to stop by the ski jump when we were driving out of Lake Placid. It is a really cool stop. You can go all the way up onto the taller jump and see what the skiers do as they rush down the slope. It was an amazing view of the surrounding area, and just an overall neat place... More

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Malta, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love to watch the Winter Olympics including the ski jumpers...had no idea just how high up the jumps were! It actually took my breath away to see it from the bottom of the hill - you can't appreciate it on TV. Couldn't talk my husband into taking the chairlift to the top of the ski jump but it was... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Views from the top of Ski Jump tower are spectacular at any time. First visit was in the autumn some years ago. Loved watching the competitions in summer. Check schedules. Good to visit even when no events going on but much better when jumpers are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You really learn to appreciate these athletes when you get to the top and look down. I did expect a little moe from the grounds and locker room areas.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place was fascinating but we were too early to get all the benefits of a visit. Most of us have not seen ski jumps up close and they are very impressive. But also impressive was the number of vicious bugs. I'm still dealing with all the bites!

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came on a frigid, icy January day and took the elevator up to the top (the kid running the elevator said nothing--VERY awkward) and took a gasp at the beautiful view and stunning height of the jump. The walkways were icy which made my anxiety peak, but beyond that it was a neat experience. Get the Olympic Passport so... More

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