Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. The village has a population of 2,600 and is near the center of the town of North Elba, 52 miles southwest of Plattsburgh. Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.
Lake Placid is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics, in 1932 and 1980. Along with St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Innsbruck, Austria, it is one of the three places to have twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Lake Placid was the first location in North America to host two Olympic games. Los Angeles became the other when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games for the second time in 1984.
Along with its Olympic renown, Lake Placid is also regarded as one of the great bastions of Freestyle skiing in the world. Having hosted World Cup moguls, dual moguls, and/or aerials events nearly every season since 1985, Lake Placid is the longest-running and most consistent FIS Freestyle venue on the World Cup circuit, and a spot that we look forward to coming back to year after year.
The second of back-to-back competitions in Lake Placid went in the books on Saturday, finishing off the aerials World Cup season on a high note with Xu Mengtao (CHN) and Maxim Burov (RUS) taking big victories under the lights on their way to both athletes securing the 2017/18 aerials World Cup crystal globes.
Lydia Lassila (AUS) and Jia Zongyang (CHN) flying high after wins at the first of back-to-back season-ending competitions in Deer Valley.
The final two aerials World Cup competitions of 2017/18 will be hitting Lake Placid's historic slopes this weekend.
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