Olympic Jumping Complex
- Type: Sightseeing, Skiing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Just a quick five minute drive south of downtown Lake Plaicid, the Olympic Jumping Complex is another popular (and convenient) outing for winter sports enthusiasts. For about $11, you'll be taken up a chairlift, then up a glass elevator to the ski jumpers preparation room or the observation deck for a breathtaking view of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Although the complex offers tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one TripAdvisor user suggests, "[Go] after school, when you may see high school age kids training. We saw ski jumpers and acrobatic jumpers landing in the pool. ... You get to watch the jumpers from right next to the judging tower or in the stands, where they land. Take your camera!" Also keep in mind that tours are only offered from mid December to mid March.
An additional note: The parking lot and complex are so spread out that a shuttle is provided for visitors during peak hours. If you're visiting in the winter, dress for the outdoors just in case you're caught walking back to your car after the shuttles stop running. For more information, check out the Jumping Complex' website.