Event Overview:

12 Sports, 86 Medal Events, 50 Countries, 600 Universities, 2500 Athletes and Coaches

The Winter World University Games is the largest multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world. The 11-day international festival and competition combines high-level sport with educational and cultural events, all taking place in Lake Placid and nearby towns.

We can’t wait to welcome athletes, media & spectators to the FISU World University Games at Mt Van Hoevenberg!

During the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, Mt Van Hoevenberg is open to recreate and spectate. The Mountain Pass Lodge, with access to dining and retail is open regular hours from 9 am – 5 pm. The World Cup trails will be closed for the Lake Placid World University Games from January 3-22, and currently due to Mother Nature, the Legacy Trails are closed due to trail conditions. We hope to open them up as soon as conditions allow. Other recreational activities will have reduced or will not be available.

While at Mt Van Hoevenberg, you can witness top athletes from around the world competing in events including biathlon, cross country skiing, and Nordic Combined. Due to the high-profile nature of the games, temporary changes to capacity, parking, trails, lodges, and activities can be expected during these events.

This information is subject to changes, please check back for updates!

Event Schedule »

Schedule of Event at Mt Van Hoevenberg (for full detailed schedule of all events, including last minute updates, please visit Lake Placid 2023):


  • Saturday, January 14 | Individual W/M | 12:15 pm – 4 pm
  • Monday, January 16 | Single Mixed Relay | 2 pm – 2:50 pm
  • Wednesday, January 18 | Sprint W/M | 1 pm – 4:35 pm
  • Thursday, January 19 | Pursuit W/M | 1:40 pm – 4:05 pm
  • Saturday, January 21 | Mass Start W/M | 1:40 pm – 4:10 pm

Cross Country: 

  • Friday, January 13 | Mixed Team Sprint | 9 am – 10:30 am
  • Sunday, January 15 | Sprint M/W | 9 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 17 | Individual W/M | 9 am – 12 pm
  • Wednesday, January 18 | Pursuit W/M | 9 am – 11 am
  • Friday, January 20 | Relay W/M | 9 am – 12:45 pm
  • Sunday, January 22 | Mass Start W/M | 10 am – 2 pm

Nordic Combined (Ski Jumping at Olympic Jumping Complex and Nordic at Mt Van Hoevenberg):

  • Friday, January 13 | Individual Gunderson W/M
    • Ski Jump W/M | 1 pm – 1:30 pm | Olympic Jumping Complex
    • 5km Women | 6:30 pm – 6:55 pm | Mt Van Hoevenberg
    • 10km Men | 7 pm – 7:40 pm | Mt Van Hoevenberg
  • Sunday, January 15 | Mass Start W/M
    • 5km Women | 3 pm – 3:30 pm | Mt Van Hoevenberg
    • 10km Men | 4 pm – 4:40 pm | Mt Van Hoevenberg
    • Ski Jump W/M | 8 pm – 8:30 pm | Olympic Jumping Complex
  • Tuesday, January 17 | Team Sprint M
    • Ski Jump M | 2 pm – 2:30 pm | Olympic Jumping Complex
    • 2X (4×1.5km) M | 6 pm – 6:45 pm | Mt Van Hoevenberg
  • Thursday, January 19 | Mixed Team Nordic
    • Ski Jump | 1 pm – 1:45 pm
    • 2×2.5km | 6 pm – 6:40 pm

Venue Schedule »

Venue Schedule During the World University Games (please check back for updates):

Mountain Pass Lodge: Daily 9 am – 5 pm. The Mountain Pass Lodge is your front row seat to all the action. Inside our spacious lodge, you will find many different seating areas over-looking the cross country trails and biathlon range. We’ve got two retail stores, the Swix Concept Store, the only one of its kind in the country, filled with apparel designed for skiing, running and roller-skiing, and the Mountain Pass Mercantile, where you can pick up a souvenir, or a schedule, learn about the Legacy Sites, or purchase tickets. The 81-18 Café, is the main dining space in the lodge. With a menu that is sure to please any type of eater, from vegan to burger fan, we have something for everyone.

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing: Currently, due to Mother Nature cross country skiing and snowshoeing are currently not available. The World Cup Trails are closed for the World University Games.  The Legacy Trails will re-open as soon as conditions allow.

Security & Prohibited Items »

We will have increased security including bag checks at the entrance to the Mountain Pass Lodge, which everyone entering must go through.

No outside alcohol or prohibited items will be allowed through these checkpoints.


  • Firearms
  • Explosive and/or Incendiary Devices
  • Noxious Material
  • Electronic Stun Guns
  • Assault-type Items/Devices
  • Edged Weapons (exception: leatherman type multi-tool with a blade of 3″ or less)
  • Nuisance Items/Devices
  • Restraining-type Items/Devices
  • Miscellaneous Prohibited Items
    • Drugs or other illegal narcotic substances
    • Laser Pointers
    • Police radios and scanners
    • Pressure Cookers
    • Aerosol Cans
    • Inappropriate clothing with derogatory messages and /or profanity
    • Alcoholic Beverages (excluding those provided or sold by Games vendors or sponsors)
    • Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)* – “drones and quadcopters”
    • Roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, hoverboards, bicycles, and scooters, other than power mobile scooters used by persons with limited mobility.
    • No Hard Coolers. Soft Coolers are allowed.
    • Pets (excluding Service Animals)
    • Flares, fireworks, pyrotechnics, smoke canisters, signaling devices that emit smoke, dye, or flames, or any other item or device designed or intended to disrupt Games activities as determined by event security, event staff, or police.
    • Any item that may give cause for concern that the person may wish to demonstrate any political or personal view within any Games venue or location: articles of clothing, flags, banners, posters, or other items that can be readily completed or altered to create an item that expresses any political or personal view. This includes placards, pens, markers, and paints that can be utilized to create an item expressing any political or personal view deemed disruptive to the Games.

*Drones: any unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which is piloted remotely or flies autonomously through the use of software. This restriction does not apply to Law Enforcement.

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