Jenny and Wini cross country ski on Mirror Lake circa 1980
Lake Placid Olympic Center - 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
- Lake Placid is one of only three locations in the world to host the Winter Olympics twice (St. Moritz, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria are the other two.)
- 1980 was the first time artificial snow was used during an Olympic Games.
- The "Olympic Village" where the athletes stayed during the games was built and designed with future use in mind. After the games were over and the athletes all went home, it was converted into a 1,000-person medium security prison.
Opening Ceremony - 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
Olympic Skating Oval - 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
Olympic Jumping Complex - 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
The very first person to rent a store in the Alpine Mall in 1979, Gail Ruppert, is still renting there today. Her store has undergone multiple transformations over the years and is known today as Critters. Her daughter, Haley, continues to work with her mother. Haley and Jennifer have been good friends since they were little girls and their children now play together.