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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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My kids did the bobsled run (they thought that was just okay) and we did a horseback ride through... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2014

Take the gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the beautiful lakes. The ride up... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2014
Michele M
Brighton, Michigan
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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.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible2%
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Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Reviewed 13 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 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
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 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...More

1  Thank Skimaster1
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...More

1  Thank lookingforhome
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...More

1  Thank gina33166
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...More

Thank Karin M
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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