Overview

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

Morgan Ryan, Communications Coordinator

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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ABOUT ORDA 

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.

 

Logos and Brand Identities

To obtain Olympic Authority or venue logos and their corresponding brand guideline documents, please reach out via this Contact Us form. Let us know about your project, what logo your interested in, and how you wish to use our logo(s).

 

Articles with Key Venue Details

A Compilation of Articles on 2023 Projects and Unique Visitor Experiences

What’s New at the Three Olympic Authority Mountains This Season

A Rising Belleayre Mountain Embraces a Summer of Advances

Gore Mountain’s Compelling Vision and Its Summer Projects

Discovering Greatness Inside Lake Placid’s Olympic Center

Summer Projects at Whiteface

 

Olympic Authority on Social Media

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Olympic CenterFacebookInstagramTikTok
Olympic Jumping ComplexFacebookInstagram

 

2023-24 Winter Brochures

Belleayre Mountain

Gore Mountain

Lake Placid Legacy Sites

Lake Placid Legacy Sites Winter Webpage

 

Venue Photos

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The Olympic
Jumping Complex
Lake Placid Jump Towers at dusk in summerDownload
The Olympic
Jumping Complex
Ski Jumper practicing in the summer on the HS128 JumpDownload
The Olympic
Jumping Complex
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 distanceDownload
The 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.Download
Whiteface MountainWhiteface Mountain ski area in winter from a distance with a partially cloudy sky and light fog at the lower elevationsDownload
Gore MountainDownload
The 1980 Herb Brooks
Arena -
Olympic Center
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.Download
The 1980 Herb Brooks
Arena -
Olympic Center
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James C Sheffield
Speed Skating Oval -
Olympic Center
Nighttime aerial view of the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval with the Lake Placid Middle High School sitting adjacent.Download
James C Sheffield
Speed Skating Oval -
Olympic Center
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Mt Van HoevenbergAerial view of Mt Van Hoevenberg's Mountain Pass Lodge and Nordic race start.Download
Mt Van HoevenbergSpringtime view of the front of the Mountain Pass Lodge at Mt Van Hoevenberg in the sunshine.Download
Mt Van Hoevenberg
October 5, 2022; Lake Placid, New York, USA; Autumn scenes in the Adirondack Mountains around Lake Placid, New York. Photo by Danny Wild
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Gore MountainAerial view of snow covered trail in the sunshine at Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks.Download
Gore MountainDownload
Belleayre MountainDownload
Belleayre MountainDownload

 

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News & Articles

A skeleton athlete in a blue France uniform with a white helmet sliding down the Mt Van Hoevenberg track with nothing but ice showing around them.
A composite of two photographs with the left side being a black and white photo of male hockey players in Chamonix outside at the first Winter Olympics and the right side a color photo of female hockey players in a modern arena.
Tate Frantz soars through the air off a jump with nothing but blue sky around him.
The six winners of the team competition from Austria, Poland, and Japan, stand together with their skis on the World Cup podium.
Ski jumper in black soars through the winter air with Whiteface Mountain, a snow covered landscape, and a blue sky in the background.
Woman in a helmet and goggles on a trail high on Whiteface Mountain with her arm in the air and a big open smile with excitement about the mountains and trails below her in the background.
A family of three in ski gear near the base of gore cheering and waving to the camera with lifts and other skiers in the background.
Illustration of a snowboarder or skier descending a slope on white snow with a rainbow background.
A Pioneer Day banner image with the words "PIONEER DAY" in gold, embossed caps on an old fashioned wood background.
A tree-filled mountain side covered in snow and frost with three logos superimposed in the sky above. They are the Polar logo, the Olympic Authority logo, and the Adirondack Beverages logo.
A red mono bob makes a turn on the combined track high on a wall during the IBSF Para Bobsled World Cup competition at Mt Van Hoevenberg with the Lake Placid logo appearing in the ice under the sled.
two black and white photos on a rustic wooden background with the 90th Snow Train logo between them. The logo includes a grey cartoon like drawing of a train, indicating the Schenectady to North Creek route on March 4, 1934.
Winter view of Whiteface Mountain from Mt Van Hoevenberg with an athlete from Italy and another in a red jacket in the foreground looking on, with the athletes slightly out of focus.
A luge athlete in sharp focus rushes high around a banked turn with spectators in front who are out of focus.
pages from the Milan Cortino Olympic sliding sport bid document.
The top of Whiteface Mountain and surrounding peaks with a blue ski and THE NOTCH logo in white and the words, "opening winter 2023-3034"
Image of a puck drop during a men's ice hockey game with two players at the center battling for the puck and the referee beside them at center ice.
Portrait of Chris Mazder taken as he walks down the luge track after finishing, carrying his sled with his helmet on
Several children in matching ADK Speedskating Club uniforms skating on an indoor rink, one of them looking at another and smiling big.
A two person Team USA bobsled rounds the a high curve on the Mt Van Hoevenberg track with the words "Lake Placid" embedded in the ice under the sled.
Emily Sweeney on her luge sled at the finish of a run with a big smile on her face and her hand raised in the air triumphantly.
A woman in light purple ski gear makes a turn in front of the camera on a bluebird day on Whiteface mountain.
Outdoor public skating on the Olympic speed skating oval on an early winter evening.
At the ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Championships nside the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
A four person Team USA bobsled skyrockets around a turn while spectators stand next to the track, some with cameras taking photos.
A black and white photo with wrinkle marks of a young Dmitry Feld in a fur hat in the former Soviet Union with another unidentified man in a striped shirt.
Aerial view of Lake Placid downtown and Mirror Lake with three inset photos in a triangular arrangement of the three inductees.
Photo of an artwork by Olympian Roald Bradstock featuring many rings of different colors all floating in space in differing orientations and in different sizes on an off-white background. Also a small faint image of the welcome to Lake Placid sign in the background as well as some vague depictions of the region's Olympic venues.
A black and white photo of a group of 8 figure skaters in a line performing an Ice Review show at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid. c. 1930-1940.
Ski jumper in black soars through the winter air with Whiteface Mountain, a snow covered landscape, and a blue sky in the background.
Shepherd Clark and Dorothy Hamill together on black ice looking at the camera after practicing a move together.
Portrait of Debi Thomas with hair pulled back, a beaded necklace, light blue background, and her eyes looking off in the distance.
Close up of black figure skates creating a pattern on black ice.
Woman with a hydration pack running through tall vegetation in the autumn at Mt Van Hoevenberg with views of the mountains in the background.
Portrait of Ashley Walden in a beige jacket outside the Olympic Authority Administrative Building with the building in the background.
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A young girl with dark hair holds up a USA branded hoodie against her as she contemplates a purchase with her mother on the right looking on.
Aerial view of Mt Van Hoevenberg ski race and the Mountain Pass Lodge with racers and spectators.
An aerial view of Lake Placid's Olympic Center and downtown region on a bright winter day, showing the oval in front and Mirror Lake and mountains in the background.
Young children on skis facing the camera and navigating a snowy surface next to the covered magic carpet lift at the Bear Den Learning Center.
Four skiers in all, including two youth skiers in the foreground looking at the camera, all on the slope with the gondola and the summit in the background.
A conceptual image of the proposed new lodge at the North Creek Ski Bowl in winter with the two levels of decks in the sun and skiers and other winter recreational enthusiasts enjoying the Ski Bowl.
The bridge over the road entering Mt Van Hoevenberg is pictured in sukmmer with its colored flags and the words, "Welcome to Mt Van Hoevenberg"
A conceptual image of the exterior of the future North Creek Ski Bowl with large windows, a two story structure, a balcony, and people on bikes and walking around outside enjoying a summer day.
Ski jumper soars through the air over a massive crowd below.
Lines of soldiers from Fort Drum dressed in camouflage uniforms and holding colorful flags stand solemnly at the base with trees and the Whiteface summit in the background
An Austrian male luge athlete making a turn high on the track with the Lake Placid logo appearing in the ice under him.
A crowd cheers on women cross country skiers in a race at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
A series of images spread horizontally, including Mt Van Hoevenberg, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, the Whiteface gondola, the Olympic Jumping Complex, an image of the Legacy Sites Passport product, and the headline, "Experience More Save More."
Two young girls with their backs to the camera writing and drawing on a chalkboard.
ORDA President and CEO Micheal Pratt addressing an audience at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid.
Two girls riding an oversized water tricycle at Belleayre Beach in summer with trees in the background.
Gondola cars going up the mountain on a summer day with a view of the mountains in the background.
A field of high school girl runners starting a cross country race at Mt Van Hoevenberg with many runners spread across the image focused on the trail in front of them on a bright sunny day with trees in the background.
Winter landscape view with trees and distant mountains from the top of Belleayre Mountain
Whiteface Mountain Gondola in Summer
A portion of a large solar array at the bottom of this photo surrounded by field and forest with the horizon visible in the background.
Ski jumper soars through the air over a massive crowd below.
Team Miami University on the ice in the center of the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in two separate but parallel lines with one skater twirling in the center.
Four members of the Gore Ski Patrol with uniforms, helmets and goggles on standing on top of the mountain with their hands raised as though they are cheering.
Skier in yellow jacket makes a turn amidst the trees in the Belleayre glades with deep powder.
The Cornell men's ice hockey team in red and white uniforms huddles on the ice with arms around one another at the 2019 ECAC Championships.
View down the snow covered, freshly groomed Oslo trail at the North Creek Ski bowl with the birch and pine forest framing the trail as it bends slightly through the woods.
A man sitting with ski gear in a monoski with a helper behind the ski and an instructor standing on skis at the side. All of them looking toward the camera smiling.
A wintry, snow covered landscape view of Little Whiteface from Parron's Run near the Whiteface Mountain summit.
A group of four women in ski gear facing the camera while atop Gore Mountain, arms raised, cheering a great bluebird day.
Bobsled speeding along high on a turn at Mt Van Hoevenberg with the forest visible above the track.
Super G female athlete racing around a gate on Whiteface Mountain during the 2022 USCSA Championships
A team of synchronized skaters wearing dark red uniforms skates together in lines with their arms interlocking.
At the ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Championships nside the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
Classic ski racers in a mass start in the stadium at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
The six winners of the team competition from Austria, Poland, and Japan, stand together with their skis on the World Cup podium.
Image of a World Cup ski jumper sitting on the top of the inrun preparing to go with other athletes, staff, and volunteers on the stairs surrounding him.
A Gore Mountain staff member helping load the gondola and giving a big thumbs up with a smile during the FISU Games.
The HS 100-meter and HS 128-meter ski jump towers on a bright winter day with the Adirondack High Peaks in the background.
Portrait of Lake Placid born and raised ski jumper Tate Frantz as he climbs the stairs, skis over his shoulder, helmet on to make a jump. Green grass in the background indicating it's a summer training jump.
Riccardo Lorello
jump landing hero
The Olympic Jumping Complex HS 100 meter and HS 128 meter jumps taken from the end runs below the towers on a bright, partly cloudy winter day with a snow groomer partway up the landing hill.
Whiteface Gondola Cabin - Winter
A lone snowmaker on the mountain enveloped in a white mist of snow particles with a metal snowgun at his feet sticking up into the air.
A group of four women in ski gear facing the camera while atop Gore Mountain, arms raised, cheering a great bluebird day.
Woman in a helmet and goggles on a trail high on Whiteface Mountain with her arm in the air and a big open smile with excitement about the mountains and trails below her in the background.
The FISU Winter World University Games Mascot Adirondack Mac stands with open arms at the base of Gore Mountain in winter.
Looking down from above on the newly rejuvenated Olympic Center, including the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval in downtown Lake Placid with snowy mountains and cloudy skies in the background.
Snow covered road with bridge and sign that reads "Welcome to Mt Van Hoevenberg."
Four people in winter gear with Volunteer bibs lined up outside the Bobsled Start House at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
Female skier in red crouches to gain speed on a trail at Mt Van Hoevenberg with snow falling and pine trees in the background.
A Team USA two person bobsled speeding down the track at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
Artist's Rendering of future Lake Placid Olympic Museum exhibit space to open in late 2022
A female athlete begins her run on the indoor bobsled push track at Mt Van Hoevenberg.
WISD group photo hero
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
Conference 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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