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“Olympic Cross Country”

Mount Van Hoevenberg
Ranked #17 of 54 things to do in Lake Placid
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Owner 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.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The trails at this venue are pristine and any cross country skiers dream. Skis are avalablefor rental on site. You can pick from a number of trails that range from novice to expert and the board will also tell you approximately how long the course will take to complete.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

They have fixed up the cross country "lodge" and it's much nicer. Unfortunately, they didn't have much snow, so only the flat courses were open, but it was a good workout. Staff is very nice.

Thank Kapidolo
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

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.

Thank relayer
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Signed up for the "Biathlon Experience" - essentially a 1hr group XC skiing lesson followed by an extremely brief tutorial on the shooting aspect of the sport and a chance to try the shooting for yourself.

The ski lesson was a little disappointing - a fairly big crowd and some late arrivals that ate about 10mins out of our 1hr lesson. Even so the coaches were great and I gained a handful of useful pointers that have made me a better skier already.

The shooting was a nice experience though the connection between the two elements is a bit weak. I understand that the ski course is designed to get the heart pumping so that the shooting is more challenging - our experience was 15mins of standing in the cold waiting for our turn to fire 10 shots at the targets. However, even despite this criticism I am hooked!

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

My daughter and I spent 2 days XC skiing. Very pretty skiing. Parking is easily accessible. We started wit the Flatlander extension trail and came back to ski the Northbrook trail and somehow missed the trail marker and ended up in the biathlon area. Gorgeous days. Nice chalet with wood burning fire.

Thank Jill E
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