Lake Placid has been synonymous with the Olympic Games ever since the 1980 Winter Olympic Games were held there. In addition, the Olympic Jumping Complex is where many professional ski jumpers practice and perfect their jumps.
Both during the winter and the summer there are ski jumpers practicing. In the summer there are also freestyle aerialists practicing their moves as they ski down ramps launching themselves up to 40 feet midair while flipping and twisting before landing in a pool of water. The K-120 meter jump is done off a really tall hill and practices can be observed as ski jumpers jump the length of a football field.
There is no fee to enter the complex and watch the practice sessions. There is a fee for riding the chairlift to the observation deck. There you can take the elevator up to get a bird’s eye view of the jumping ramp, where the jumpers prepare to jump and start their way down the ramp. The most spectacular unblocked panoramic views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains can be enjoyed from this area as well.
We visited the Jumping Complex twice during our stay. Once we just watched jumpers practice and the next day we came back for a jumping show (entrance is charged to enter the jumping complex on days when there are shows and events). The show was extremely enjoyable and well-coordinated.
Posted: November 5, 2018
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
5486 Cascade Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free Entrance to grounds to watch practice.
Non-Event Day Adult/Teen: $11
Non-Event Day Junior/Senior: $8
Event Day Adult/Teen: $16
Event Day Junior/Senior: $10
Entrance included with the purchase of an Olympic Sites Passport.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 45 minutes
Lakewood: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Monsey: 4 hours