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Crowne Plaza Lake Placid

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Must See

The hotel owns and operates the historic Lake Placid Club and its award-winning golf courses. 45 holes of championship golf in the heart of Lake Placid, NY, coupled with picturesque Adirondack views of the High Peaks, challenges players of all abilities.

What's New

We are adjacent to the new Conference Center at Lake Placid. With breathtaking scenery, the Adirondack Park always offers new experiences, many only a short distance from our Lake Placid, New York hotel.

Tips

With free, year-round public transportation stopping at our hotel, it's easy to maneuver around Lake Placid, NY. In winter, hotel guests can catch a ride on the Mountain Valley shuttle which stops at the Olympic Center and Whiteface Mountain.

Must Do

From bobsledding to cross-country skiing to luge, the perfect outdoor adventure is at the world-class Olympic Sports Complex. Our Adirondack hotel's thrill-seeking guests enjoy participating in the various winter sports available at this complex and the local area.

Don't Go Home Without

Experience the best in skiing and riding at Whiteface Mountain, which features the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Or create your perfect day, summer or winter, in Lake Placid, New York, home of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Olympic Center and Lake Placid Conference Center

2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Site of the famous 1932 & 1980 Olympic Games including legendary "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980. Features 4 ice surfaces, convention space & the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Museum. Public skating available at outdoor Speed Skating Oval & Indoor Skating. Host of special events like the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour in February and Stars on Ice in December

Lake Placid Club Golf Courses

88 Morningside Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946

The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid owns and operates the historic Lake Placid Club, offering 45 holes of spectacular golf with breathtaking views in the heart of the Adirondacks (9 Hole Exeuctive Course. 18 Holes on each of The Mountain Course and The Links Course). Our award-winning courses offer a unique variety of golf for players of all abilities.

Whiteface Mountain

Route 86, Wilmington, NY 12997

Winter: Alpine skiing & snowboarding. Greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies & the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games. Summer: Scenic Gondola Rides & Scenic Drive up Veterans Memorial Highway to summit

Santa's Workshop

PO Box 1768, North Pole, NY 12997

The magic of Christmas comes alive again when you visit Santa Claus at his home and workshop nestled on the side of Whiteface Mountain. Founded in 1949 and designed by Arto Monaco, it is known as the forerunner of the present day theme parks in the U.S.

Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds

5514 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Home to two of the nation's most prestigious equine masterpieces - the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows.

Whiteface Memorial Highway

The road to the 4,867 foot high summit, the 5th highest in New York, was dedicated by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1929, and opened, in 1936. Along the way up are nine designated spots where you are encouraged to stop to enjoy the view and discover more about the mountain surroundings from the posted information signs. Visitors have the option of taking the elevator to the top or climb the laid out rock path. Open mid June-mid October.

Olympic Training Center

196 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, New York 12946

The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid opened in November of 1982. Sports most frequently training in Lake Placid include biathlon, bobsled, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, skiing and speed skating. In addition, boxing, canoe and kayak, judo, rowing, synchronized swimming, taekwondo, team handball, water polo and wrestling also train at the site.

Olympic Ski Jumps

5486 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, New York 12946

Ski jumpers take flight throughout the summer. Come out to the Olympic Jumping Complex for a self-guided tour of the ski jumps and freestyle kickers and watch as athletes soar hundreds of feet through the warm summer air. Take the chairlift to the ski jumps' base, hop in the glassed-in elevator and ride to the top of the 120-meter jump. You can look out at the views—gorgeous in every direction—or look down a launch ramp that appears much longer and much steeper in person than it does on TV.

Lake Placid Club Cross-Country Ski Center

88 Morningside Drive, Lake Placid, New York 12946

Free use of Trails for guests of the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid.

Ausable Chasm

PO Box 390, 2144 NYS Route 9, Ausable Chasm, New York 12911

Ausable Chasm, a popular summer destination since 1870, is now offering tours in all four seasons! Spring has already come and gone and summer is finally here! We are now open 9am-5pm daily and all tours are available through the summer (Labor Day). This includes our float tours (via raft), tubing, camping, and more. In addition, our nighttime Lantern Tours begin this Friday at dusk and are offered by reservation (Fridays/Saturdays Only) 518-834-9990.

Olympic Bobsled Run

220 Bobsled Run Ln, Lake Placid, New York 12946

If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be a comet, this is the place to start. In summer, when bobsleds trade blades for wheels, climb into a sled with a professional driver and brakeman, and shoot down the 1980 track known—and respected—by racers the world over. You'll feel the rumble through one turn, bank high on the next one and pick up speed on the straightaway. You'll go faster than you're allowed to drive a car through town. Then you'll get to the bottom and want to do it again.

Adirondack Museum

New York State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, New York 12812

The Adirondack Museum believes in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and shape the future. Historic collections and engaging programs reflect stories of life, work, and play in the Adirondack Park and northern New York State.

Adirondack Mountains

The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake