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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Amazing skiing experience

I visited this place twice during heavy snow and freezing temperatures. I enjoyed skiing and was... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Andrew L
via mobile
Cross Country Skiing for beginners

Adorable place for learning to cross country ski! The cabin in the woods with hot chocolate... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Jennifer S
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I visited this place twice during heavy snow and freezing temperatures. I enjoyed skiing and was amazed seeing spectacular views on blue and black trails. 3 loop trail was amazing. For beginners its better start slow and do green lines as some slopes even on...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Adorable place for learning to cross country ski! The cabin in the woods with hot chocolate, waffles, and chili is new, clean, and so cute how you ski up to it.

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Any time we get the opportunity we head up to Mt. Van Hoeveberg to cross country ski. It's a great complex, filled with trails for beginners to expert. Very well groomed trails and good sized lodge with a well stocked shop.

Thank LovetoskiNewYork
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Last day of a ski vacation with unusually warm February vacation and wanted to do some cross country skiing before heading back home. Show up at mvh early morning and preceded to complete paperwork do rentals and ticket purchase. Other than a mention of discounted...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 February 2017

ideal day trip to cross country ski on the myriad of trails traversing the beautiful forest. well maintained, olympic quality (because it WAS the trails used), very nice and reasonable ski rentals (76 for 2 people to rent skis, ski pass for the day), and...More

Thank sachmogoat
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Well groomed nice trails all levels nice lounge real fireplace snack shop is reasonable staff friendly - I went on $10 Tuesday I had my own skis. I recommend it.

Thank Mike17534
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My second son took my fourth son mtn biking while the dog and I walked around. I have biked here with the family before. The staff was very friendly. Bikes are supplied through High Peaks Cyclery. They bikes are kept well. Plenty of trails. They...More

Thank LBskis
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This mountain is a good warm up level before tackling the higher ones. It is close to Lake Placid. It has a nice view. Only slighlty less than 3000 feet.

Thank Pierre C
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Have come up here cross country skiing for years. Tough winter but were lucky to have snow this year and they did a good job building the base. For the second year in a row very disappointed in the grooming in that for a busy...More

Thank amcsmythe
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I took the shorter trail to the summit b/c I had been watching the bobsledders training sessions. Paid $4 for access to the bobsled track and trail. This is the easier way to the summit. Not very steep for most of trail until you reached...More

2  Thank MountainsLover192
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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
14 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