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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful...

Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.

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Scenic and great variety; yet misleading trail signs.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 March 2014
Alison R
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 few short minutes you can lose them in the beautiful forest trails.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

This hike was recommended to us by staff at the High Peaks Cyclery (where they sell a lot more than cycles; they have everything you could need for winter outdoor fun). It was pretty flat and a nice walk in the woods until about halfway through it when we started climbing and eventually ended up on the top. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I took my 19 yr. old son to Mount Van Hoevenberg (MVH), in March 2013 for his first time ever skiing. We went during the week, so it was less crowded and cheaper. The trails were impeccibly groomed and wide enough for plenty of skiers to use. We started out on the easiest trails on the first day, and worked... More 

1 Thank gina33166
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our innkeeper told us of this trail which was so worthwhile. It is quite steep in parts and with all the Fall leaf litteR sometimes difficult to know what was underfoot but the 360 degree view from the top is very special and well worth the hike.

Thank Karin M
hershey pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

FYI this us NOT Mount VanHoevenberg it is the Gondola at White Face Mountain at the ski resort!! Mt Van Hoevenberg is the bobsled and luge complex... I even spoke with the employees and they saw trip-advisor was not correct.... Great place though well worth the stop and time just fantastic!!! Make sure you do the drive up as well!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

For those who haven't been on the trails for a year or more, this is a good place to start and get your mountain-legs back. Easy ascent, with varying terrain, to some enthralling views over the wilderness.

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Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

On our recent getaway in Lake Placid, we decided to ride the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top of the mountain. What a wonderful experience! We would highly recommend this to any visitor, but would also definitely suggest to do this on a clear day. We were down to our last day there and, even though it was cloudy when we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Longest and steepest gondola I have ever been on. Good views on way up and down and from the summit. Tip is to buy the passport pass which gets you into all venues over a few days or longer and 20% off the bob sleigh ride.

Thank emelian

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