Mt. Van Hoevenberg is located nine miles from the Village of Lake Placid and hosted the bobsled, luge and skeleton events at the Winter Goodwill Games. The 2000 Winter Goodwill Games was the first event ever at the state-of-the-art track. The new track is the third generation in a long history of bobsled and luge at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
In addition to the track, Mt. Van Hoevenberg has a multi-purpose facility that also includes 50-kilometers of cross-country skiing, mountain biking trails and a world class biathlon range.
Bobsled and Luge
runs: The state-of-the-art bobsled and luge track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg
was completed in January 2000. The track is more than 1600-meters
long, has a vertical drop of more than 418 feet, and features 20
Cross Country/ Biathlon: The venue includes the 50-kilometer (31 mile) cross-country skiing network and the Olympic Biathlon target range. The biathlon range is equipped with a state-of-the-art target system. The targets were purchases from the Nagano Olympic Committee. The trails wander through the forest and are groomed for classical and freestyle skating techniques. The trails are used for public skiing, competitive training, and are the site of national and international competitions. Rentals, ski school and a cafeteria are all available on the premises.
Mountain Biking: Mount Van Hoevenberg offer 7-miles of moderate trails and 25 miles of more difficult trails that include three slalom courses and numerous jumps. Helmet and bike rentals are available at the venue.
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