The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Travel Guide

The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

Olympic Jumping Complex

  • 5486 Cascade Rd.
  • Lake Placid
  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Published 07/20/2004

Fodor's Review

The towers of the 70- and 90-meter ski jumps here are stark and exposed and seem out of place, but the view from the top of the taller tower is dramatic. A glass-encased elevator takes you 26 stories to the top, where you get a bird's-eye view of the lay of the land and the High Peaks around Lake Placid. You also get a stomach-gripping view of what the jumpers see while preparing to take flight. During most of the year you may also opt to ride a chairlift up to the elevator. In summer, freestyle skiers practice twirls and somersaults into a 750,000 gallon pool.

Sight Information

Address:

5486 Cascade Rd., Lake Placid, New York, 12946, USA

Phone:

518-523–8830

Website: www.orda.org

Sight Details:

  • Non-event day $11; event day $16

Published 07/20/2004

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