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I Saw Lake Placid In The Summer—You’d Be Crazy To Ski Down That Ski Jump


I’ve been to the town of Lake Placid, New York, but it was during the summer and not during winter.

We associate Lake Placid with winter. The fact is though that the town is there 365 days a year.

I was in Lake Placid for a few hours almost 20 years ago.

I’ve been thinking of my brief time in Lake Placid because I’ve been reading some references in recent days to Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid. The Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid in 1932 and 1980.

What I recall most distinctly from my visit are the ski jumps you see above in a picture taken by a Dan Carmichael.

I recall wondering what they would look like with snow.

The picture below, taken by a photographer going by the name of “Sweeneytoad”, shows the ski jumps in snow.

You’d be crazy to jump off those things.

You can take a tour of the ski jump and see the view the jumpers see.

Ski jumping is the only Winter Olympic sport in which women are not allowed to compete.

This is not fair. Women are just as stupid as men and should be allowed to jump. Here is the web home of Let Women Ski Jump in 2010.

Here is the web home of ski jumping at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Here is a history of ski jumping.

Below is a picture I found of a Sumo wrestler ski jumping.

Here are facts about the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics.

Here are facts about the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

Here is information about visiting Lake Placid at any time of the year.

I have family in Upstate New York and I can tell you that it is nice year-round in all parts of Upstate New York

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