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Don't miss driving to Mount Van Hoevenberg. If you never ski, it's just a beautiful view and a very... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2014
Columbus, Ohio
Great 5 mile roundtrip hike

Nice hike that will take 2-3 hours gradually up a mountain. The view at the top was very... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
Lake Placid, NY
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Don't miss driving to Mount Van Hoevenberg. If you never ski, it's just a beautiful view and a very special place. We never tire of Lake Placid and the attractions in the area. Thankfully, it is not "touristy."

Thank KellBellHocking
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Nice hike that will take 2-3 hours gradually up a mountain. The view at the top was very beautiful. For us it was the perfect hike that only took half a day.

1  Thank turtle040
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This hike was moderate - not super difficult but definitely sweat-inducing. Took about 4 hours round trip including a nice break at the summit for a picnic lunch.

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My kids did the bobsled run (they thought that was just okay) and we did a horseback ride through the cross country trails there also. Would recommend both.

Thank loumsrea
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes. The ride up is a bit scary, although it seemed very safe. We had 8 people in one gondola comfortably.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Loved the beautiful views, olympic history, and learned lots of cool information and facts we didn't know before. Good time!

Thank YankeeGalCT
Reviewed 14 May 2014

enjoyed the museum area looking at the antique bobsleds, and basically exploring the grounds it didn't appear that the bobsled run was operating, however we were pretty early and it seemed that is off season in lake placid area.

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Great; energizing two days on these trails snowshoeing! However, the lopet trail needs more precise signs indicating when you have arrived "Full 'circle'; and how you get back to the lodge.

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Worth it for scenic tour and hiking, walking but be sure there is decent visibility when you go because the view is the best.

Thank kathy m
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Whether you ski classic or skate there is plenty of room to explore on the beautiful trails here. There is something for everyone and all skill sets. We went today and the conditions were perfect. And despite the crowd for the holiday weekend, in a...More

1  Thank Skimaster1
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Dolce F
24 September 2017|
Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the cross country area is only for skiing, but whiteface allows snowboarding
mary r
15 March 2015|
Response from Linda7511 | Reviewed this property |
Can't give you a positive answer. There is a telephone number you can call on Monday (they are closed on Sundays) and in all likelihood get the answer you need: Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau 2608... More