Olympic experiences at a fraction of the cost
With the London Summer Olympics set to begin Friday night, spectators are prepared to shell out big bucks and battle big crowds to view the events.
But if you want the Olympic experience closer to home, less cumbersome and at a fraction of the cost, Lake Placid may be your answer. And the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is in the midst of it all.
Talk to our staff about the inclusive and value-packed Olympic Sites Passport where you can experience all of Lake Placid's Olympic venues for one low price.
There are sports camps for the kids geared to the Winter Olympic sports. They'll learn from doing with experienced coaches. For an educational experience, the whole family can learn about the history of the Games at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum on Main Street.
The US Luge Team, headquartered in Lake Placid, offers youth clinics every Thursday with sleds on wheels. They are coached by national team staff and current team athletes. The youth will then hop on a sled and cruise down a gentle roadway. Call 1-800-USA-LUGE for more info. If the coaches like what they see, a child could be asked to return in winter to pursue the sport. And, hey, that means another trip to Lake Placid for the parents!
Did you know that Mirror Lake Inn owner Lisa Weibrecht was national luge champion in the late 70s? And son Andrew captured a 2010 Olympic bronze medal in alpine skiing? Andrew is seen around the hotel periodically, but his medal resides at the Inn permanently.
So as you can see, the Olympic connection runs strong here on a daily basis.