Lake Placid Olympic Site: Whiteface

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Lake Placid Olympic Site at Whiteface Mountain»

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. Whiteface hosted the alpine ski events during the 1980 Olympics and is now a US Olympic training site.04BS03T

During the summer, you can take a gondola ride to the top of Little Whiteface. We took the peaceful 15-minute ride up to enjoy stunning views of the Adirondacks. Once at the top, at 3678 feet, we were able to explore the trails and watch the mountain bikers before returning to the base04BS06T

Lake Placid Posts:

  • Olympic Boblsed Complex
  • Olympic Ski Jump Complex
  • Olympic Center
  • High Falls Gorge
  • Little Whiteface
  • Whiteface Mountain (Coming Soon)
  • Rainbow Falls (Coming Soon)
  • Ausable Chasm (Coming Soon)

Location: 5021 NY-86, Wilmington, NY 12997

Designation: Olympic Site

Date of my visit: July 27, 201103WM35T

9 thoughts on “Lake Placid Olympic Site: Whiteface

  1. I always find it interesting to visit the top of a ski hill in the summer season. It can be hard to recognize the hills you thought you knew in winter, but summer is nice on the top of the mountain. We have done this on Whistler, Sunshine and Lake Louise. A great time. Thanks for sharing T. Allan

    1. Thanks Allan. We did this in Whitefish (Montana) too. And another lifetime ago in Zermatt. When I used to ski, I was generally too focused on getting down the mountain in one piece to truly enjoy the scenery.

      1. I always marvel at the size of the rocks that the snow covers. It has given me a new appreciation for trying harder to miss all exposed rock surfaces. Stay well. Allan

  2. Upon reading about your visit to Lake Placid, I brought to mind the time that my wife & I rode a Goldwing Touring bike from Lake George to Lake Placid just to see what was there from years ago. The road you have pictured is the one we rode up there next to the Lake. Problem came up that it turned darn cold the further we got. Had to go into the town and buy some extra things to wear. Did not expect it to turn that cold, when the temp. in Lake George was in the high 60’s.

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