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Lake Placid, New York
Host of 2 Winter Olympic Games
1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games have firmly established the Adirondacks, and
specifically Lake Placid, as the premier winter sports capital of the world. In
fact, when it comes to winter sports, there is
more to see and do in the Adirondacks than anywhere else on earth!! Where else
can a visitor ride to the top of a 120 meter ski jump or hurdle down a refrigerated
bobsled track at 60 miles per hour! With hundreds of miles of beautiful backcountry
ski trails, cross country skiers can pole their way from village to village stopping
along the way to sample delicious homecooked meals at many trailside inns and
bed and Breakfast's. For Alpine Skiers, the Adirondacks boast over 30 ski mountains
including Gore and Whiteface Mountain offering the steepest vertical drop in the
in Upstate New York
The Lake Placid region is Home of the Jewel of the Northeast; Whiteface Mountain
with the greatest Vertical Drop (3,350 feet ) in the Northeast.
At Whiteface Mountain, you'll
find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. It has
the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in
the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Giant Slalom winners- Whiteface Mtn.
Summit Elevation: 4,867 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,416 feet
Vertical Drop: 3,350 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 211 acres
Cloudsplitter Gondola: 7.5 minutes from the base to the top of Little
Snowmaking: 97% - does not include the slides
Terrain: One-third each of most difficult, more difficult, easiest
Half Pipe: 425 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm daily
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic Regional
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Lake Placid/Essex County
JACKRABBIT TRAIL & INTERCONNECT PASS
50-kilometer Jackrabbit Trail runs from Keene, through Lake Placid and Saranac
Lake, to Paul Smiths. It is a public trail that connects with four ski centers
and several backcountry routes along the way. 15K of trail near ski centers are
groomed and subject to a trail fee. Over 35K of ungroomed trail sections are free.
Trail maps showing access points and fee areas are available at all centers and
For $12/day, the Interconnect Pass will allow you to access the following ski
centers: Cascade, Lake Placid Resort, Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Whiteface Club.
Season: Open throughout the winter, weather permitting.
VAN HOEVENBERG RECREATION AREA
This area contains about 20 miles of
looped trails built to international cross-country ski trail standards, and designed
for both recreational skiing and formal races. It was the site for the 1980 Olympic
cross country and biathlon Nordic skiing events. It is one of the outstanding
Nordic skiing facilities in the east.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg is located off of
Rt. 73 between Lake Placid and Keene, about 7 miles southeast of Lake Placid and
7 miles southwest of Keene.
The trail system is laid out in interlocking
loops so that a route of any desired distance can be selected. All loops start
and end at a central stadium. Trail maps are posted throughout the area showing
the direction to the stadium.
Branch Ausable River” by photographer Frank
This north-south route through Hoffman Notch is 7 miles long.
The stream crossings are not bridged. The northern end terminates on the road
connecting North Hudson with Newcomb. The southern end is reached from a side
road off Hoffman Road from the Village of Schroon Lake.
Leave interstate I-87 at Exit 29, and drive west on Boreas Road
towards Blue Ridge . In about 4 miles, pass the Elk lake Rd. on the right. Continue
on additional one-half mile to a sign at the crossing of the Branch river.
Leave the Village of Schroon Lake on Hoffman Rd., thence on Young's
Rd. and Potash Hill Road as shown on the map.
PHARAOH LAKE WILDERNESS AREA
area contains a network of trails that connect 22 small and large ponds. You will
find 14 lean-to's in this area. The spectacular sight of bare snow slopes on some
of the mountains has been caused by past forest fires. There are many cliffs and
ledges which add to the attractiveness of the area.
Interesting ski tours
can be found on the trails leading to: Goose Pond, a secluded pond set deep in
a hemlock forest; Crane Pond, continuing past the lower slopes of Crane Pond to
the lower slopes of Pharaoh Mountain, past the Pharaoh Mountain trail toward Pharaoh
Lake, and from the Village of Adirondack and via Pharaoh Lake Road north of Brant
Lake. These and other trails are shown on the map.
Those entrance points
that are grouped around the northern perimeter of the area are approached via
Rt. 74, which begins at Northway, exit 28 just north of Schroon Lake. The eastern
end of 74 starts at Ticonderoga.
The two entrances into the southern perimeter
are approached by leaving I-87 at Exit 24 via Brant Lake, or leaving I-87 at Exit
For Sucker Brook Horse Trail
Leave Pottersville north on Rt. 9, turn right
at a sign for the Word of Life Camp. Follow a secondary road around the southern
end of Schroon Lake for about 4 miles to the Village of Adirondack.
general store in Adirondack, proceed due east for .2 miles to a "Y"
fork, turn left and continue to a "T" intersection. Take the left fork
again. The road shortly dead-ends in a parking lot at the start of the Sucker
Brook horse trail.
For Pharaoh Lake Road Horse Trail
Take the Adirondack Northway, I-87 to Exit
24, turn right on NY Rt. 8 leading to Brant Lake. Follow this around the shore
of Brant Lake to its far end. Turn left on Palisades road which will continue
around the end of the lake. The road will veer to the left again. 2/10's of a
mile beyond this turn, or 1.2 miles from NY Rt.8, turn right on Pharaoh Lake Rd.
and follow it to the parking lot. From the unloading area, the trail leads northerly
to the crossing of Mill Brook and follows the south side of Pharaoh Lake Brook
to the outlet of Pharaoh Lake and the intersection with the Sucker Brook horse
trail to the left. The trail continues up the southern side of Pharaoh Lake for
about a mile to 2 lean-tos and a horse shelter. From here the trail turns easterly
and then southerly terminating at the Springhill Ponds.
The Santanoni Preserve
Rt. 28N to Newcomb. Near the center of town, at the west end of Harris Lake, the
trail into the Santanoni Preserve departs from a barrier on the north side of
Lake Harris inlet. the distance to Camp Santanoni is 5 miles.
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