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Olympic Ski Jump Complex, Lake Placid
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See how Olympians soar to new heights at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, a year-round training and competition site for many of the country's top athletes. Originally built in 1917, this complex contains the state-of-the-art 90 m (295 ft) and 120 m (393 ft) ski jump towers erected for the 1980 Winter Olympics. Just a short drive from Lake Placid, the complex also features a popular sky deck, offering unobstructed views of the surrounding Adirondack High Peaks. You can watch ski jumpers train and get a bird's-eye view of what they see as they speed down the ramp. Stop by the athletes' preparation room to see how participants warm up before each jump. Before you head to Lake Placid, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lake Placid itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Lake Placid has to offer, including Olympic Ski Jump Complex.
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  • We went during the Fall Foilage Fedtival. Go when there will be "exhibition" jumping. They don't need snow, but wet a special "all weather" mat. You can climb up the steps alongside the jump for a vie...  more »
  • When I went out on the platform after taking the elevator up 26 stories, I was shocked that people ski jump off this. It was the home of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics now they are bidding on the 202...  more »
  • It was 10$ a little on the high side. But it was really cool to go up in the elevator to see how high they were and to experience what they were looking at and how difficult it is.