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Olympic Jumping Complex // Lake Placid, New York

March 19, 2019

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far! Today I am excited to share with y'all a little bit about the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, New York! This winter has provided a lot of opportunities to be over in Lake Placid and a couple of weeks ago I was out at the Olympic Jumping Complex exploring it. It was a beautiful day and the views from the top were simply incredible. If you are ever in the upstate New York, Lake Placid region, I definitely recommend that you head to the top of the Olympic Jumping Complex and check this place out!
To get to the top and see what it is like to be up at the top of the ski jump simply drive on over to the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex. Once you park you can then chairlift up to the base of the ski jump (the chairlift ride is a very short ride- about 3 minutes literally!). Once there at the base you simply take the 26 story elevator to the top of the observation deck.
When you get off the chairlift you will see the two different jumps and seriously- it is amazing how huge they are! I love watching different winter events so I have seen them a lot on TV, but being there and standing below them truly gives you a whole new appreciation for the courage that these jumpers have! 
So as I mentioned you can ride the 26 story elevator up to get a view from the top. When you get off the elevator you will go through a mini museum/ski jumpers preparation room which has several videos and items for display documenting history that has been made at Lake Placid. 
Stepping outside you can literally see a panoramic view of the Adirondack High Peaks on a clear day. I was in awe of the beauty that surrounded us. It was simply gorgeous. 

The cost of the Olympic Jumping Complex is $11 for adults ($16 on event days) and $8 for kids and seniors ($10 on event days). If you purchase an Olympic Passport (for $35 for adults/kiddos and $30 for seniors) this activity would allow you admission to ride the elevator to the top for free.

You won't regret purchasing this activity and experiencing it. The views are absolutely priceless. 
The Olympic Jumping Complex opens at 9:00am and closes around 4pm. With your ticket you can stay up at the top for as long as you would like so there is no time frame of how long you want to stay. (There was a limit on how many people can be up at the top at one time so you may have to wait a few minutes if there are large groups ahead of you.)
Have y'all ever visited the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid? Weren't the views just incredible from the top? It was seriously so inspiring to get a glimpse of how high these skiiers are as they do their jumps! 

Thanks for reading friends! If you are planning a trip to Lake Placid and are interested in reading more about the area you can find other posts about this area of New York on the blog by clicking HERE!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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