Olympic Ski Jump Complex, Lake Placid

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See how Olympians soar to new heights at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, a year-round training and competition site for many of the country's top athletes. Originally built in 1917, this complex contains the state-of-the-art 90 m (295 ft) and 120 m (393 ft) ski jump towers erected for the 1980 Winter Olympics. Just a short drive from Lake Placid, the complex also features a popular sky deck, offering unobstructed views of the surrounding Adirondack High Peaks. You can watch ski jumpers train and get a bird's-eye view of what they see as they speed down the ramp. Stop by the athletes' preparation room to see how participants warm up before each jump. Plan your Olympic Ski Jump Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lake Placid using our Lake Placid trip builder website.
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  • Wow what an experience. We visited midweek so it was relatively quiet both here and at the bobsleigh track. The view from the top of the ski jump is phenomenal. An elevator takes you to the top and.....  more
    Wow what an experience. We visited midweek so it was relatively quiet both here and at the bobsleigh track. The view from the top of the ski jump is phenomenal. An elevator takes you to the top and.....  more »
  • Short walk to Gondola ride well worth the scenic view. Then elevator ride to top of Ski Jump. Be sure to take in the short document with details of he history of Lake Placid Olympic experiences. 
    Short walk to Gondola ride well worth the scenic view. Then elevator ride to top of Ski Jump. Be sure to take in the short document with details of he history of Lake Placid Olympic experiences.  more »
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  • This was so cool. We took skyride to top. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Once you get off you walk to the 120 Meter jump. There's an elevator to take you to the top. Once up in jump you walk out onto a catwalk and you see where Olympians would go down the jump. You have to be crazy to do this I have so much more respect for these skiers. It is amazing the height there actually going down. Def visit here if your in area.
  • Very incredible thing to see! You pay $20 for a short gondola ride up a hill (like a minute long) and then there‚Äôs an elevator to take you up to the very top of the jump. We got lucky and saw the US Olympic Team training! Very incredible!!

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