Who We Are

Passion, vision, and dedication have been key elements of Lake Placid’s story for more than a century. Building on a remarkable past, the Olympic Authority today is in service of the extraordinary. Our venues ignite dreams and advance possibilities for all who visit, creating endless opportunities for the human spirit to soar.

The Stories

The history of our Olympic Region is fascinating. The stories of the people and events that shaped both our Olympic Region and the Olympic Authority of today inspire us in everything we do. More exciting yet are the future stories of the new era before us.

The Communications and Marketing Team

Darcy Rowe Norfolk, Director of Communications

Jaime Collins, Communications Manager

Liz Mezzetti, Director of Marketing

Julia Johnson, Marketing Manager, Gore Mountain

Joe McCracken, Marketing Manager, Belleayre Mountain

Lauren Garfield, Marketing and Sales Manager, Whiteface Mountain

Brandee Reilly, Marketing Manager, Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex

Megan-Jean Manson, Marketing Manager, Olympic Center

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Born of Olympic glory, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York in 1981 to achieve something both unique and powerful. To maintain and manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, known as the Lake Placid Legacy sites (Olympic Center and James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt Van Hoevenberg, and Whiteface Mountain) and to drive economic development was the original mandate. By all measures that work is a brilliant and continuing success.

The Olympic Authority also operates Belleayre Mountain and Gore Mountain and owns the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Lake Placid, one of only two such facilities in the nation.

Beyond managing venues, the Olympic Authority hosts numerous national and international competitions, facilitates unique training opportunities for athletes at all levels, provides four-season recreation for a diverse range of visitors, and hosts a broad spectrum of other events of cultural significance. The organization achieves all this while advancing both the Olympic Movement and the dreams of aspiring athletes.


Update on Venue Modernizations


Olympic Authority on Social Media

Venue:Social Channel #1:Social Channel #2:Social Channel #3:
Whiteface MountainFacebookInstagramTikTok
Belleayre MountainFacebookInstagramTikTok
Gore MountainFacebookInstagram
Lake Placid Legacy SitesFacebookInstagram
Mt Van HoevenbergFacebookInstagramTikTok
Mt Van Hoevenberg - NordicFacebookInstagram
Olympic CenterFacebookInstagramTikTok
Olympic Jumping ComplexFacebookInstagram


Organizational Logos in Downloadable PNG Files:

New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority logoHorizontal -
New York State
Olympic Regional Development
New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority logoVertical -
New York State
Olympic Regional Development
Belleayre Mountain logo with two ski like images for the double LBelleayre Mountain
Gore Mountain logo with mountain symbol at left and the words GORE MTN at rightGore Mountain
Whiteface Mountain primary logo with mountain symbol above the word WHITEFACEWhiteface Mountain
Olympic Center primary logo with OC symbol above the words OLYMPIC CENTEROlympic Center
Olympic Jumping Complex primary logo with Jumps symbol to the left of the words OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEXOlympic Jumping Complex
Mt Van Hoevenberg primary logo with icon symbol to the left of the words MT VAN HOEVENBERGMt Van Hoevenberg


Venue Photos

Olympic Jumping Complex in winter with a fresh blanket of snow, the jump towers against a blue sky background and the ADK High Peaks in the distanceThe Olympic
Jumping Complex
Scenic aerial view of the ski jump towers with both the bobsled track at Mt Van Hoevenberg and the High Peaks visible in the background.The Olympic
Jumping Complex
Whiteface Mountain ski area in winter from a distance with a partially cloudy sky and light fog at the lower elevationsWhiteface MountainDownload
Inside the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena with blue lights shown on the ice where two hockey teams stand in a line listening to the national anthem and the jumbotron overhead. showing the U.S. flag.The 1980 Herb Brooks
Arena -
Olympic Center
Aerial view of the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval and Olympic Center in winter with Mirror Lake, Downtown Lake Placid, and mountains in the background.The Olympic CenterDownload
Nighttime aerial view of the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval with the Lake Placid Middle High School sitting adjacent.James C Sheffield
Speed Skating Oval -
Olympic Center
Aerial view of Mt Van Hoevenberg's Mountain Pass Lodge and Nordic race start.Mt Van HoevenbergDownload
Springtime view of the front of the Mountain Pass Lodge at Mt Van Hoevenberg in the sunshine.Mt Van HoevenbergDownload
Aerial view of snow covered trail in the sunshine at Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks.Gore MountainDownload
The base lodge at Belleayre Mountain in the Castkills with a crowd of skis and skiers out front and snowy mountains in the background.Belleayre MountainDownload









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1960s Roamers Hockey Team in uniform on the ice with their coach, Stan Moore. Players pictured are Dave Fogarty-Tim McAdam, Tim Smythe and Tom Mellor with goalies Butch Kackle and Pete Sears.
A Team USA two person bobsled speeding down the track at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
A para bobsled athlete in his sled with fists in the air in celebration of his run.
Aerial view of the Biathlon Stadium and spectator bridge during competition at Mt Van Hoevenberg
Blue background with light blue icons of the new brand identities across the hero image.
View from Mount Van Hoevenberg through the trees of Whiteface Mountain in the fall.
A St. Lawrence University women's ice hockey player breaks away and brings the puck close to the opposing net during competition.
Performers in colorful wardrobe stand at center ice with their arms in the air at the end of their performance in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena.
Panoramic view of Whiteface Mountain with Fall foliage.
Logos of "Lake Placid 2023" and :FISU World University Games Winter" on a blue background
Exterior view of the Olympic Center and the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena early evening with LED lights from the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval
Olympic Jumping Complex
Female figure skater kneels on ice looking upward with hands in the air during a performance, at the Lake Placid Olympic Center
Fall forest scene with crisp fallen leaves at image bottom.
The Catskill Thunder Gondola rises above a beautiful fall landscape at Belleayre Mountain.
ski jumping fills much of the frame as he soars through the air high above the fall foliage in the background at the Olympic Jumping Complex.
Lake Placid local freeski athlete Kaylen Reiley takes to the air and performs a grab with only the cloudy skies as a backdrop
Gore Mountain's Northwoods Gondola rises above the Autumn landscape
Exterior of the new, nearly complete ORDA Administrative building from Church Street.
Three young children on skis learning from an instructor outside the Bear Den at Whiteface Mountain
Olympic Jumping Complex towers with Adirondack Mountains in the background
A two person bobsled speeds around a turn high in the air on the Mt Van Hoevenberg track with the words "Lake Placid" appearing beneath the track's ice surface.
Norfolk siblings standing together in a fall forest scene
Super G female athlete racing around a gate on Whiteface Mountain during the 2022 USCSA Championships
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul addresses a large audience at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid
Wooden sign on the East Mountain Trail pointing the direction to the Mt Van Hoevenberg summit
A wintry, snow covered landscape view of Little Whiteface from Parron's Run near the Whiteface Mountain summit.
Pairs skaters performing on ice at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championship and International
Winter landscape view with trees and distant mountains from the top of Belleayre Mountain
Leland and Zoe Carpenter, 11 and 15 years old, standing together near the entrance of Whiteface Mountain.
Olympic pairs figure skaters Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker training on the ice at the 1932 Jack Shea Arena in Lake Placid
Portrait of new Olympic Center General Manager Chadd Cassidy
ski jumper in crouched position zooming down the jump ramp in summer
The new Lake Placid Olympic Museum logo in color with a pillar in the middle, colors representing mountains at its base,
Aerial view of downtown Lake Placid with Mirror Lake in the foreground and mountains in the background
A family with all smiles at the summit of Belleayre Mountain with the green landscape as a backdrop
Runners on the trails of Mt Van Hoevenberg
Audience listening to a speaker at the Common Ground Forum, Gore Mountain, June 15, 2022
Artist's Rendering of future Lake Placid Olympic Museum exhibit space to open in late 2022
International Biathlon stadium view from a drone
Olympic Jumping Complex towers with Adirondack Mountains in the background
Board of Directors table with pen and paper
Gore Mountain's Northwoods Gondola rises above the Autumn landscape
Skiers on chair lift with skier on snow underneath on a run high on Gore Mountain
Woman and child smiling excitedly as they ride down the Cliffside Coaster at Mt Van Hoevenberg with the green trees in the background
Mt Van Hoevenberg sign hero
Hockey player and Miracle On Ice Fantasy Camper skating with the puck in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Skier at Gore Mountain in spring
FISU World University Games Logo on Blue Background
Gore Mountain Views
Short Track speedskating athletes race around the 1932 Jack Shea Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY
Speedskater competing in 2022 FISU World University Games Speedskating Championships event in Lake Placid
two-time Olympic medalist in Alpine Skiing, Andrew Weibrecht, completed his first ever biathlon at the US Biathlon National Championships
Competitors in the men's race of the US Biathlon National Championships

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