LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding track outside Lake Placid is open for the season.

Despite temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, USA Luge’s Tucker West took the first run of the season on Monday morning on the mile-long track.

The U.S. skeleton squad and bobsled teams also are scheduled to start sliding on the track later in the day.

Top competitors are due at the 16-year-old Adirondack Mountain venue on the first weekend in December for Luge World Cup racing.

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