Mirror Lake Inn is located in Lake Placid, one of only three places in the world to have hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice – in 1932 and 1980. Lake Placid continues to host major national and international events. The facilities and terrain are consistently upgraded, well-groomed and offer some of the latest technology available in the sports world today.
Come to Mirror Lake Inn in the winter, and ski Whiteface Mountain, the same Olympic terrain our own Andrew Weibrecht grew up training on. Skate on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval where Eric Heiden won five gold medals in 1980 and another local Olympian, Jack Shea, won two gold medals in 1932. Check out the world-famous rink where USA beat Russia in 1980, home of the “Miracle on Ice.” Or visit the Olympic Museum, with exhibits spanning the history of the 1932 and 1980 games and brings to life our history as a winter sports capital of the world.
Lake Placid is also home to the only bobsled, luge and skeleton track east of the Rockies. Watch the bobsled zip down the course or get in and take a ride with a professional driver and brakemen. And if you want to experience the Biathlon range firsthand (an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting), we can even schedule a lesson for you.
Or ride the chairlift up to the base of the Olympic Ski Jumps. If you want an actual ride down a ski jump, enjoy our toboggan shoot on Mirror Lake, where a 30′-high converted ski jump trestle sends toboggans down ice-covered chutes onto frozen Mirror Lake.
While you’re staying with us at Mirror Lake Inn, come experience the thrill of the Olympics in one of the prettiest towns in America. You’ll have memories that will last a lifetime!