Lake Placid Winter Olympic Legacy
The Mirror Lake Inn truly is “home” for two-time Olympic skier and medalist Andrew Weibrecht. His parents Ed & Lisa Weibrecht have owned The Inn since the mid 1970’s. Prior to achieving notoriety as a Bronze Medal winner in the Men’s “Super G” event at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, and then again as a Silver Medalist in the same event in Sochi in 2014, Andrew literally grew up here at the resort.
Guests can see and even have their picture taken beside both of his Olympic medals as they are on display at the front desk of the resort. Andrew himself can often be seen around The Inn and is always happy to sign autographs and visit with guests and their families.
Mirror Lake Inn is located in Lake Placid, New York, 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.
Visit during the winter and ski Whiteface Mountain, the same Olympic terrain that Andrew himself 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 the USA beat Russia in 1980, known as the “Miracle on Ice.” Or visit the Olympic Museum, with exhibits spanning the history of the 1932 and 1980 games and which 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, experience the never-ending thrill of the Olympics in one of the prettiest towns in America. You’ll have memories that will last a lifetime! Learn more about our history and Olympic past.