Cross Country, SNowshoe & 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 local Bill 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.


Phone & EMAIL

(518) 523-2811


Olympic Sports Complex
220 Bobsled Run Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946



Daily from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nordic Terrain Park

Our Nordic Terrain Park is expanding after capturing the thrill and imagination of skiers of every age last season! All ages will find a younger side when they venture into our park.

Ski Patrol

Ski Patrol is located in the lower level of the Cross Country Ski Lodge. If there is an accident, any Employee can help you. If you call in an accident, it is helpful if you know the name of the ski trail and your approximate location.

Get your Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Pass today and enjoy 50 km of world-class ski trails as well as great pass holder perks. All day trail passes, packages and programs are available for purchase on site at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. 

2017/18 Mt. Van Hoevenberg Season Passes

Pass type Ages Through Nov. 17 Nov. 18 & on
Adult 20-64 $180 $200
Senior 65-69 $145 $165
Junior 7-12 $60 $70
Teen 13-19 $120 $140
70+ 70+ $50 $50
Family Pass Package
Includes season passes for 2 adults and all children ages 19 and under in the household
Adults (20+)
Children (19 & under)
$360 $400

Day Passes

(All trail passes include admission to the sliding tracks)
1 Day* Half Day (12:30 p.m.) Late Day (2:30 p.m.)
Adult $20 $18 $14
Teen/Senior (ages 13-19 & ages 65-69) $18 $16 $12
Junior (ages 7-12) & 70+ $12 $10 $6
6 & Under Free Free Free
*Return your full day trail pass by 12pm and receive a $6.00 coupon off your next visit.

Snow Guarantee: While we strive to present an exceptional experience and snow conditions at all times there may be days where uncontrollable factors come into play. If you find that the surface conditions are not to your satisfaction you have one hour from the time your ticket was issued to return to the ticket desk and receive a voucher for another day of skiing at Mt Van Hoevenberg.

In the event that Mt. Van Hoevenberg is unable to open because of low snow conditions, Season Pass Holders will be able to access the snow-made loop at the Olympic Jump Complex loop during scheduled times. The snow guns will be turned on (weather permitting) in early November. So get the skis out of the bag, you will be skiing soon!

OJC TRAIL PASSES                $10.00

TEN DOLLAR TUESDAY*       $10.00 
*Non-Holiday Tuesdays, everyone skis for $10.00 all day

Explore Passes

(includes trail pass and equipment rental)
1 Day* Half Day (12:30 p.m.) Late Day (2:30 p.m.)
Adult $38 $34 $26
Teen/Senior (ages 13-19 & ages 65-69) $36 $32 $24
Junior (ages 7-12) & 70+ $26 $22 $14
Performance $46 $38 $28
*Return your full day trail pass by 12pm and receive a $6.00 coupon off your next visit.

Group & Military Passes

(includes trail pass and equipment rental)
1 Day Half Day (12:30 p.m.) Late Day (2:30 p.m.)
Day Pass $16 $14 $10
Student Groups $10 $8 $6
Rentals $14 $12 $8
Student Rental $12 $10 $6
Explore Pass/Rental $30 $26 $18


(skis and snowshoes for all abilities)
1 Day Half Day (12:30 p.m.) Late Day (2:30 p.m.)
Adult/Teen/Senior $18 $16 $12
Junior (ages 12 & under) $14 $12 $8
Performance Skis $26 $20 $14
Snowshoes $18 $16 $12
Pulka Sleds: $30 per day or $15 per 2 hours

Winter Lessons + Programs



Snow Dogs is a six week program that covers basic ski skills and builds a base for ski exploration and personal growth in this wonderful winter sport. Ski School Director Joe Kahn leads this group in two different sessions, one focusing on classic technique and the other in skate skiing.


Five week sessions designed around age and ability create a supportive and fun atmosphere for children 4 and up. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the techniques that will make a lifetime of skiing enjoyable.

Adk Paintball Biathlon Series

This unique program—built for kids ages 8 to 13—combines fun cross country ski courses and paintball guns on a specially-built range. These events are fun for kids and parents as young biathletes get a taste of this fantastic Olympic sport.

Snow Boomers

Join active nordic and alpine skiers over age 50 in winter camaraderie, great coaching and plenty of fun! Snowboomers spend Tuesdays alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain and Thursdays cross country skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Must be 50 years or older to participate.

Loppet Junior

Add to your love of cross-country skiing and biathlon with this fitness and skills based development program this season! Sessions will include a variety of activities that will foster a greater sport specific understanding.

Group & Private Lessons

Join one of our PSIA Certified Mt. Van Hoevenberg Ski School Instructors for a lesson. Improve your technique in a fun learning environment. All abilities will enjoy learning with our talented instructors who can tailer the lesson to you.

Homeschool Days

This season long program will offer a wonder of possibilities on our Olympic trails and a dedicated space for homeschool enrichment and activities. Join fellow homeschool students from Essex, Clinton and Franklin Counties this winter season.  

Wee Ski

A "mom and me" program for children ages 2 to 4 (dads and grandparents welcome) designed to introduce toddlers to skiing and snowshoeing in a fun, age-appropriate environment. Build skills through play this winter.

NYSEF Biathlon

NYSEF provides educational opportunities for children and young adults through athletic training in snowsports. Athletes develop sportsmanship, self-discipline, self-esteem and more.


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