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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
Type: Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Skiing
Description: Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
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Livonia, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes. The ride up is a bit scary, although it seemed very safe. We had 8 people in one gondola comfortably.

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New England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loved the beautiful views, olympic history, and learned lots of cool information and facts we didn't know before. Good time!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

enjoyed the museum area looking at the antique bobsleds, and basically exploring the grounds it didn't appear that the bobsled run was operating, however we were pretty early and it seemed that is off season in lake placid area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great; energizing two days on these trails snowshoeing! However, the lopet trail needs more precise signs indicating when you have arrived "Full 'circle'; and how you get back to the lodge.

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Syracuse, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Worth it for scenic tour and hiking, walking but be sure there is decent visibility when you go because the view is the best.

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Lake Placid, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Whether you ski classic or skate there is plenty of room to explore on the beautiful trails here. There is something for everyone and all skill sets. We went today and the conditions were perfect. And despite the crowd for the holiday weekend, in a few short minutes you can lose them in the beautiful forest trails.

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Philadelphia, PA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This hike was recommended to us by staff at the High Peaks Cyclery (where they sell a lot more than cycles; they have everything you could need for winter outdoor fun). It was pretty flat and a nice walk in the woods until about halfway through it when we started climbing and eventually ended up on the top. There is... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I took my 19 yr. old son to Mount Van Hoevenberg (MVH), in March 2013 for his first time ever skiing. We went during the week, so it was less crowded and cheaper. The trails were impeccibly groomed and wide enough for plenty of skiers to use. We started out on the easiest trails on the first day, and worked... More

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our innkeeper told us of this trail which was so worthwhile. It is quite steep in parts and with all the Fall leaf litteR sometimes difficult to know what was underfoot but the 360 degree view from the top is very special and well worth the hike.

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hershey pa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

FYI this us NOT Mount VanHoevenberg it is the Gondola at White Face Mountain at the ski resort!! Mt Van Hoevenberg is the bobsled and luge complex... I even spoke with the employees and they saw trip-advisor was not correct.... Great place though well worth the stop and time just fantastic!!! Make sure you do the drive up as well!!!!!

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