The Olympic Bobsledding Track Got a New Purpose
The new coaster is actually a repurposed bobsled track that was used for the Olympic games in 1932 and 1980. It’s located at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, which is the first winter resort in America with a history that spans over 100 years. It’s one of the few villages in the world that hosted the Olympic games twice. Riders of the new coaster will be able to glide through that historic track surrounded by stunning foliage and get to see what it was like for the bobsledding teams that took that same course so many years before. As an additional treat, riders will be able to hear commentary the entire ride for the full experience.
A Stunning View of Autumn Foliage
To take this stunning coaster ride, it’s necessary to pre-purchase tickets online so that the organizers can maintain capacity control at all times. Rides will be available on the weekends with extended hours for Columbus Day weekend. The track is 1.4 miles long and the visitors will be riding in their individual carts, whose speed they can control. As the facility follows all NY state protocols, visitors will be required to wear masks, and the coaster carts will be properly sanitized between each use. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says that this coaster is a thrilling addition to the Olympic Regional Development Authority venues and that the efforts to modernize the whole Mt Van Hoevenberg complex is ongoing. The coaster will help provide fun for families and athletes alike throughout the year, attracting more summer visitors and boosting the local businesses!