Overview

Currently Closed for Maintenance – Stay tuned for the 2021 Spring Schedule

Enjoy a scenic ride to the top of the Cliffside Coaster and learn about the inspiring Olympic history of the Lake Placid Sliding Center. Once you reach the top, you control the ride. You have the ability to go as slow or as fast as you’d like. Race your family & friends alongside the 1980 bobsled track to the bottom of the Cliffside Coaster, the longest Mountain Coaster in the USA. We promise you’ll love it so much you’ll want to race again!


Cliffside Coaster winter operations are subject to weather and track conditions. While we make every effort to operate on Friday-Sunday, we do not allow advanced reservations prior to the day of in case a cancellation occurs.

The Cliffside Coaster requires an online reservation, which can be made on the day of arrival during the winter (availability permitting). Tickets typically go on sale between 9:30 am & 10:00 am each day that the coaster is operational and can be purchased here. These tickets are date-specific with a limited capacity per time slot, so please check the online store on the morning of your anticipated arrival and purchase in advance of heading to Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

Schedule

Schedule:
Currently Closed for Maintenance – Stay tuned for the 2021 Spring Schedule

Cliffside Coaster winter operations are subject to weather and track conditions. While we make every effort to operate on Friday-Sunday, we do not allow advanced reservations prior to the day of in case a cancellation occurs.

The Cliffside Coaster requires an online reservation, which can be made on the day of arrival during the winter (availability permitting). Tickets typically go on sale between 9:30 am and 10:00 am each day that the coaster is operational and can be purchased here. These tickets are date-specific with a limited capacity per time slot, so please check the online store on the morning of your anticipated arrival and purchase in advance of heading to Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

Please check the Activities & Events Calendar to confirm there are no closures due to inclement weather. You may also call Mt. Van Hoevenberg at (518) 523-2811 on the day of your visit to confirm there are no cancellations if there is inclement weather forecasted. If your time slot is canceled due to inclement weather, our staff will make every effort to reschedule your reservation or issue a refund if we are unable to reschedule.

Tickets

Currently Closed for Maintenance – Stay tuned for the 2021 Spring Schedule

Cliffside Coaster winter operations are subject to weather and track conditions. While we make every effort to operate on Friday-Sunday, we do not allow advanced reservations prior to the day of in case a cancellation occurs.

The Cliffside Coaster requires an online reservation, which can be made on the day of arrival during the winter (availability permitting). Tickets typically go on sale between 9:30 am & 10:00am each day that the coaster is operational and can be purchased here. These tickets are date-specific with a limited capacity per time slot, so please check the online store on the morning of your anticipated arrival and purchase in advance of heading to Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

CLIFFSIDE COASTER RATES
DriverAges 9+ (if riding alone)
Ages 18+ (if riding with a child passenger)
$55
Child PassengerAges 3-12$10
The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled. Please review the ride requirements before purchasing your tickets.

Ride Requirements

  • Drivers must be at least 9 years old and 52 inches tall. If you are driving with a passenger, you must be 18 or older.
  • Passengers must be between ages 3-12 and at least 36 inches tall.
  • The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled.
  • No helmet required.
  • All riders must complete the Assumption of Risk Agreement prior to participating in this activity. This form is presented immediately after checkout when purchasing online. You may also review and electronically sign the form below.

Assumption of Risk >>


If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days, please stay home and plan to visit us another time.

New York State has issued updated travel advisories as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Please read the NYS Guidelines.

Refunds or rescheduling will be offered if you are not able to make your reservation due to COVID-19.

Before You Arrive

If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days, please stay home and plan to visit us another time.

New York State has issued updated travel advisories as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Please read the NYS Guidelines.

Refunds or rescheduling will be offered if you are not able to make your reservation due to COVID-19.


Ride Requirements

  • Drivers must be at least 9 years old and 52 inches tall. If you are driving with a passenger, you must be 18 or older.
  • Passengers must be between ages 3-12 and at least 36 inches tall.
  • The total weight limit for the coaster is 300 lbs per sled.
  • No helmet required.
  • All riders must complete the Assumption of Risk Agreement prior to participating in this activity. This form is presented immediately after checkout when purchasing online.

If you have purchased your Cliffside Coaster tickets and have not signed the Assumption of Risk Agreement, please review and electronically sign the form below BEFORE arriving at the venue.

Assumption of Risk >>


Be Prepared

As the winter season is fast approaching here in the Adirondacks, we’re experiencing more variable weather which may include windy days and chillier temps. We recommend all Cliffside Coaster riders dress warmly, including winter-weight layers, hats, gloves, and even ski goggles—not required, but certainly something you’re welcome to bring on a chillier day!

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early at the Biathlon Lodge to check in for the Cliffside Coaster. Your start time will be within the one-hour time block you selected at the time of purchase.


Health & Safety Information

We are in this together.

Our team is:  

  • Placing hand sanitizer stations throughout our venue.
  • Wearing face coverings (masks).
  • Implementing enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Following guidelines recommended by New York State and CDC.
  • Reducing capacity where necessary to maintain social distancing.

When visiting our resorts please help us by:     

  • Washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer.
  • Practice social distancing and wear a face covering (mask) when not able to maintain 6 feet of distance;
  • Face coverings (masks) will be required when riding the gondolas and in other areas at our venues.
  • Sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if showing any symptoms

Masks are required at all venues. 

Thank you for your cooperation to help reduce the spread, and protect our employees, guest, and community. 

Video

The Cliffside Coaster is a one-of-a-kind attraction at the newly transformed Mt. Van Hoevenberg. We are incredibly excited to give our guests this exhilarating experience. The coaster follows the alignment of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Bobsled track as it descends the mountain. The views are amazing, and the curves get your heart pounding. Everyone will feel like they deserve a medal.
ORDA President & CEO, Mike Pratt