I have skied downhill for 40 years but never tried cross country. We are now hooked and can't wait to do it again. Mount Van Hoevenberg provides yet another Olympic experience in the Lake Placid area. The total for 2 of us to rent skis and use the facility was only $68. The conditions were perfect with over 2 feet of fresh snow on the ground. Being two days before New Year's, it was somewhat crowded getting our skis, but manageable. Once out on the trails it seemed somewhat deserted. There are miles of trails to explore and they were very well marked and maintained. Around every turn one will find winter beauty. I say give it a try if you've never done it.
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