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Lake Placid Olympic Bobsled Experience»
Lake Placid, New York hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980. While staying in the area, we visited as many of the Olympic sites as possible. The bobsled complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg maintains the original 1932 run for the Olympic Bobsled Experience as well as a more modern track that was constructed for the 2000 Goodwill Games.
The newer track is still used for professional events while the 1930s track is the Lake Placid Bobsled Experience. We visited the complex for the Experience and first walked down the length of the modern track while we waited for our turn at the bobsled ride.
Once we were called, we were outfitted with helmets and sandwiched on the bobsled between a professional driver and brakeman. Since it was the summer, the sled was on wheels rather than runners. The ride down the mountain was a brief, but exhilarating experience. Scroll down to the You Tube video by Antney1108 at the bottom of this page…it was posted the same summer we were there.
Lake Placid Posts:
- Olympic Boblsed Complex
- Olympic Ski Jump Complex (Coming Soon)
- Olympic Center (Coming Soon)
- High Falls Gorge (Coming Soon)
- Little Whiteface (Coming Soon)
- Whiteface Mountain (Coming Soon)
- Rainbow Falls (Coming Soon)
- Ausable Chasm (Coming Soon)
Location: 87 Bobsled Run Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Date established/designated: February 4, 2010
Date of my visit: July 28, 2011
12 thoughts on “Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run NRHP”
I was here in the 1980’s, and I rode the bobsled. I am pretty sure many things changed, but it is a nice place to see.
The ultimate thrill ride. They did this in Calgary, too, but I never rode it. Standing at the top of the ski jump was scary enough. Thanks for sharing T and have a great week. Allan
Thanks! And stay tuned for pics from the terrifying heights of the ski jump in lake placid 😀
I’m shaking already. I can not imagine willingly skiing off such a thing.
Looks fun, especially the screeching turn at the finish!
It was fun!
I love watching bobsledding. I remember watching the men’s team during the Olympics. It was super cool. Those turns are intense!
We of course had to watch Cool Runnings after our trip😀
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