cross country skiing & biathlon center

World-Class Skiing in the Adirondacks

The Olympic Cross Country ski trails of Mt. Van Hoevenberg have delighted individuals, couples and families for over 35 years. Constant trail upgrades and world-class grooming on 50 km of rolling Adirondack terrain have been the hallmark of our Olympic legacy. Skiers have always found trails fit for the Olympian inside them, no matter their ability. Step into a pair of skis or snowshoes, breathe in the fresh, crisp air and follow our meticulously groomed trails through the snowy woods. Through the forest, follow the trails that have led athletes like Billy Demong (Gold and Silver medalist in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games) to Olympic glory. Simply put, Mt. Van Hoevenberg offers the best cross country trails in Lake Placid, the Adirondacks and quite possibly the entire Northeast.


Josie’s Cabin

This ski-to destination is full of Adirondack ambiance and will become the heart of your Cross Country experience. Delicious food and hot drinks will be served inside the cabin during holidays, weekends and special events.Come taste Josie’s delicious waffles, savory and sweet! Adjacent to the cabin will be two warm fires with s'mores kits available to complete your experience.

Season Schedule & Hours

After 150+ days of skiing this year we are officially CLOSED for the 2018/19 season. The staff would like to thank everyone for making this season so special!!! Don't forget to buy your season pass for next year.

Trail access: During the winter season, Mt. Van Hoevenberg is open daily from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (trail passes available for purchase until 4:00 pm). For more information, call the Cross Country Ski Center at (518) 523-2811 or email us at


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