Fly down the longest toboggan chute in New York this winter. It's finally opening for sliding fun.

What was once an Olympic ski jump chute is now a place for kids and kids at heart to slide down. The Lake Placid Toboggan Chute has been operating since the 1960s. It was recently rebuilt from the ground up for toboggans to glide down and out onto Mirror Lake.

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Opening Day Varies

Since toboggans slide onto the frozen lake, the opening day varies each year. "We have been open as early as December 26 and one year it wasn't until February before we were in operation," a town of North Elba official shared. "Generally we get operating around the first full weekend in January. We like to have 12 inches of good solid ice to ensure the safety of our guests."

Toboggans fly down the ice-covered chute onto Mirror Lake. Depending on weather conditions toboggans can travel over 1,000 feet once they reach the frozen lake. With the recent stretch of frigid temperatures, the chute is opening this weekend.

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Chute Officially Opens for 2023 Season

The Lake Placide Toboggan Chute will finally open for the season on President's Day weekend, weather permitting. You can get more details including days and hours on the Town of Elba Facebook page.

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You can slide as much as you want during your scheduled time slot. Admission covers your toboggan rental that can hold 2-4 people. Don't forget to dress warm and wear winter boots. Durable pants, such as jeans are recommended.

Don't wear expensive ski pants. The friction created during the ride often wears through certain types of skiwear.

Ticket Prices

$20.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Students

Prices include a toboggan and unlimited rides down the chute per session.

The toboggan chute is located on Parkside Drive in Lake Placid, New York, next to the Post Office.

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