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Lake Placid sites, ski areas shut down

LAKE PLACID (AP) — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority will close ski areas along with the Lake Placid Olympic venues it manages to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The suspension of operations will begin at the close of Sunday. The closures include Nordic and Alpine ski resorts; Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort, Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain.

The Lake Placid Olympic sites that will shut down are the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center. Its museum and retail shops will also be closed for now.

ORDA said in a statement it will “continue to follow the lead provided by New York State Departments of Health and Homeland Security. We will continue to be proactive and very diligent in our practices and policies as it relates to the safety and well-being of its staff and employees.”

Industry giants Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company decided Saturday it would shutter 49 of North America’s most well-known resorts.

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