Channel your inner Olympian as you glide down the ice at speeds of 30 miles per hour for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The track in Lake Placid, New York will be open to allow you the chance to feel what it's like to ride a bobsled or a skeleton sled. But it's available for one week only during the holiday season.

Bobsled Experience

You can cruise down the track like the Olympic athletes do. The Lake Bobsled Experience at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is a can’t-miss experience for adrenaline seekers searching for a thrilling ride unlike any other. It's available from December 27 through January 1 for $125 per person.

2019 IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton - Day 1
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Skeleton Experience

Want to get a little closer to the ice? Take a heart-pounding ride at 30 miles per hour while laying vertically on your stomach on a skeleton sled at the Skeleton Experience at the Lake Placid Sliding Center. It's available from December 27 through January 1 at $125 per person.

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Skeleton & Bobsled Requirements

  • First and Second Passengers must be at least 9 years old and 52 inches tall
  • Third Passengers must be at least 13 years old and 52 inches tall
  • The maximum weight per passenger is 300 lbs
  • The Bobsled & Skeleton Experiences are not recommended for individuals with neck and back problems, heart conditions, who have had recent surgery, or who are pregnant

Mountain Coaster

While you're at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, you can also enjoy everything Mother Nature has to offer on the Mountain Coaster, the longest in the US. A scenic ride takes you to the top of the Cliffside Coaster. Once there, you control the ride. Go as slow or as fast as you’d like alongside the bobsled track.

Credit: New York State/Governor's Office
Credit: New York State/Governor's Office
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Sky Flyer Zipline

Soar through the air like a world-class ski jumper on the Sky Fly Zipline. You'll fly next to the ski jumps, at 30 miles per hour, as you experience a similar feeling to an Olympian taking flight.

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Photo Credit - Lake Placid Olympic Center
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Gondola Rides

Want something a little more calm? Take a fifteen-minute gondola ride through the  Adirondack Mountain range. The Cloudsplitter Gondola Ride will take you from the base of Whiteface Mountain to the peak of Little Whiteface. At the peak, you'll be able to look around and find yourself surrounded by Lake Placid and Lake Placid Village.

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Credit: Whiteface Facebook
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Skyride

Take the same ride athletes, coaches and officials do. You'll be able to stand alongside the same ramp ski jumpers launch themselves from before flying over the length of a football field. Enjoy the panoramic views from a glass-enclosed elevator at the observation deck of the ski jump tower and see what the jumpers see as they lift off.

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Skating Oval

Skate like an Olympian at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. The outdoor oval allows you to glide along the paths of past Olympians and is a little less adrenaline pumping than some of the other activities at the Olympic Center. Unlike the bobled and skeleton experiences, the oval is open for public skating all winter.

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Get more details on all the options at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid and book your limited-time tickets at Lakeplacidlegacysites.com.

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