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Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex - Unit Management Plan

The Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex is located in the Town of North Elba, Essex County, approximately seven miles southeast of the Village of Lake Placid. The area is classified as Intensive Use pursuant to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) provides facility management under a Memorandum of Understanding between ORDA and the Department.

For a list of recreational opportunities in the unit, please visit the Mount Van Hoevenberg web page (this link leaves DEC's website).

Status of the UMP

The Department and ORDA adopted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Mount Van Hoevenberg Intensive Use Area in 1986. If you have questions about the UMP, please contact us at

Download the UMP

Mount Van Hoevenberg Unit Management Plan - Volume I - PDF (3.8 MB)
Mount Van Hoevenberg Unit Management Plan - Volume II - PDF (5.6 MB)

1999 Amendment - Various Facility Improvements

This amendment proposed management actions related to trails, the bobsled run, the biathlon course and lodge, parking, and other miscellaneous actions.

1999 Amendment to the Mt. Van Hoevenberg UMP - PDF (26 MB) - This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections below.

Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement - PDF (7.7 MB)