Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center

The 2nd most popular cross country ski area in New York.

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Southeast of Lake Placid, the Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center has an exceptional 50km cross country ski trail network. The trails are groomed daily for skate and classical skiing. These are the trails that were created for use during the 1980 Winter Olympics.

To reach the Olympic Sports Complex from Lake Placid, head east on SR73 for about 7 miles. The entrance to the complex is on the right. Continue south on the access road for about 1 mile. The nordic center is accessible on the left at the far back side of a large parking area.

To reach the Olympic Sports Complex from Albany, head north on US87 to Exit #30. Head west on SR9 to SR73. Continue west on SR73 for about 23 miles.

Overall, Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center including Essex County Trails, Five Ponds Wilderness, Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, Jack Rabbit XC Ski Trail and Whiteface Club Nordic Center.

Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center (NY/US)

Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center (NY/US)

Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center Cross Country Skiing Map

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Local Contact(s):  Mt. VanHovenberg Nordic Center (518) 523-2811; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS; High Peaks Cyclery And Ski Shop, Lake Placid (518) 523-3764.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Base Camp:  Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid; Bark Eater Inn, Keene (518) 576-2221

Luxury Loding:  Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid (518) 523-2544; White Face Lodge, Lake Placid; Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

Breakfast Restaurant:  Downtown Diner, Lake Placid; Chair 6, Lake Placid

GPS:  44.219585, -73.918716

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  7317

Mt. VanHovenberg Olympic Nordic Center Cross Country Skiing Map