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Mount Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, NY
+1 905-667-5566
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Great Grooming

We have been doing XC skiing at Hoevenberg for years, and always find the grooming to be excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steven F
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New York City, New York
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Expertly groomed trails

I came here on a spectacular weather day, and the perfectly groomed trails didn't disappoint. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve V
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Plattsburgh, New York
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Mount Van Hoevenberg is the starting point for 31 miles of beautiful cross-country trails that have seen both Olympic and World Cup competition.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been doing XC skiing at Hoevenberg for years, and always find the grooming to be excellent. There is also a great variety of difficulty levels in the system, so it is a great spot for beginners and experts alike. Friendly staff too!

Thank Steven F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a spectacular weather day, and the perfectly groomed trails didn't disappoint. The main trails look to be about 20' wide, with classical tracks well set. They offer a half-day pass, rentals, and there is a fresh food site in the main...More

Thank Steve V
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I visited this place twice during heavy snow and freezing temperatures. I enjoyed skiing and was amazed seeing spectacular views on blue and black trails. 3 loop trail was amazing. For beginners its better start slow and do green lines as some slopes even on...More

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Adorable place for learning to cross country ski! The cabin in the woods with hot chocolate, waffles, and chili is new, clean, and so cute how you ski up to it.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Any time we get the opportunity we head up to Mt. Van Hoeveberg to cross country ski. It's a great complex, filled with trails for beginners to expert. Very well groomed trails and good sized lodge with a well stocked shop.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Last day of a ski vacation with unusually warm February vacation and wanted to do some cross country skiing before heading back home. Show up at mvh early morning and preceded to complete paperwork do rentals and ticket purchase. Other than a mention of discounted...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

ideal day trip to cross country ski on the myriad of trails traversing the beautiful forest. well maintained, olympic quality (because it WAS the trails used), very nice and reasonable ski rentals (76 for 2 people to rent skis, ski pass for the day), and...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Well groomed nice trails all levels nice lounge real fireplace snack shop is reasonable staff friendly - I went on $10 Tuesday I had my own skis. I recommend it.

Thank Mike17534
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My second son took my fourth son mtn biking while the dog and I walked around. I have biked here with the family before. The staff was very friendly. Bikes are supplied through High Peaks Cyclery. They bikes are kept well. Plenty of trails. They...More

Thank LBskis
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

This mountain is a good warm up level before tackling the higher ones. It is close to Lake Placid. It has a nice view. Only slighlty less than 3000 feet.

Thank Pierre C
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Dolce F
24 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the cross country area is only for skiing, but whiteface allows snowboarding
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mary r
15 March 2015|
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Response from Linda7511 | Reviewed this property |
Can't give you a positive answer. There is a telephone number you can call on Monday (they are closed on Sundays) and in all likelihood get the answer you need: Lake Placid/Essex County Convention and Visitors Bureau 2608... More
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