ESWG 2019



January 31 - February 3, 2019

The 2019 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in New York's Adirondacks from January 31 - February 3. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. The 2018 Games included more than 2,100 athletes of all ages, including master divisions, and the 2019 Games are expected to exceed that number.


The Empire State Winter Games does not charge admission fees for spectators. However, some of our Olympic sports venues charge an entry fee. The best way to experience all the Empire State Winter Games has to offer is with an ESWG Olympic Sites Passport. This pass gains you entry to all Olympic venues throughout the weekend of the Games. Buy your Passport in advance or at Athlete Check-In to recieve the special $35 rate! The pass includes admittance to Whiteface gondola; foot passengers only — this is not a lift ticket. (Please note: This is a one-way chairlift ride. Spectators must walk down the trail from the top of the Bear Chair to return to the Base Lodge.), Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sliding Center and the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. The Olympic Center offers free admission to all events.


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The Empire State Winter Games is a community-driven event, courtesy of a partnership between the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST); the towns of North Elba, Wilmington, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown, Malone, and Brighton; the villages of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Malone, Wilmington, and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, and New York State Senator Betty Little.

Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Mid's Park in Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah.

LPECQD, Inc, a subsidiary of ROOST, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is fiscally responsible for the Empire State Winter Games.



Thanks to these participating municipalities:

Town of Brighton

Essex County, NY

Franklin County, NY

Town of Harrietstown

Village of Lake Placid

Town and Village of Malone

Town of North Elba

Town and Village of Tupper Lake

Village of Saranac Lake


Special thanks to Adaptive Spirit for their support of Adaptive Empire State Winter Games events.