The Mt. Van Hoevenberg Nordic ski center, in Lake Placid, is scheduled to open for the 2018-’19 season, Saturday, November 17, weather and conditions permitting. The center’s earliest-ever planned opening comes after members of the U.S. para-Nordic ski team held their week-long training camp at the center.
The center is able to open due in part to TechnoAlpin Snowfactory technology. Mt. Van Hoevenberg is the only location in North America to have the machine, capable of making snow with temperatures as high as 60 degrees.
For those skiers who won’t have their equipment tuned in time for opening day and are looking to rent or purchase new equipment, the center’s Nordic shop will also be open.
Season passes for the 2018-’19 season are still available. Through November 26, adult passes are $200, while the senior pass is available for $165 and the teen pass for $140. The junior all-season pass is $70. Children six and under ski free.
Every Tuesday, excluding holidays, visitors can ski the center’s more than 50-kilometers of trails for just $10 and Mt. Van Hoevenberg is offering special rates for qualifying military guests, which include active U.S. or Canadian military, or immediate family of, or retired U.S. military. A valid military ID, designating active or retired status is required.
In North Creek, Gore Mountain’s Nordic center will also open Saturday, November 17. This center offers all levels of cross-country skiers snowmaking, lights and a pocket of well-designed and groomed trails for a one-of-a-kind Nordic experience.
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Photo of Mount Van Hoevenberg trail courtesy ORDA.