1934 The first snow train, carrying 378 winter
enthusiasts, arrives in North Creek at
10:30am from Schenectady on March 4.
Round trip $1.50.
1934 Ski Patrol at Gore Mountain was formed,
one of the first of its kind and served as a
model for patrols all over the world. Lois
Perret was the leader of the volunteer
first aid committee.
"Be careful, and think while you ski."
1946 3000' t-bar is installed at the North Creek
Ski Bowl, servicing 830 vertical feet.
1964 Gore Mountain is developed,
featuring a j-bar, a t-bar, and for the
more advanced, a double chair,
the longest lift in the East.
1967 The first gondola in New York State is
installed at Gore Mountain. It remains
New York's only gondola until 1999.
1976 Gore Mountain installs its first
snowmaking system on four trails:
Sleeping Bear, Sunway, Showcase,
1984 Gore Mountain installs the"Adirondack
Express," a high-speed triple,the only
lift of its kind in the Eastern US.
1995 "The Rumor" opens on February 9.
This trail has 70% pitch and is one
of the steepest trails in the East,
designed for experts only.
1996 Gore Mountain taps the mighty Hudson
River for a snowmaking water source
and quadruples snowmaking capabilities.
1999 The Northwoods Gondola replaces
the 1967 "Old Red Gondola."
The high-speed eight-passenger lift is
named SKI Magazine's "Best New Lift"
and transports guests to the summit
of Bear Mountain.
2002 The Topridge Area is introduced on Bear Mountain, including a lift and four new trails. Providing service from the Straightbrook Valley, Topridge transforms the Gore Mountain experience.
2003 The North Creek Ski Bowl is opened by Gore Mountain for
2006 "Ruby Run," a new beginner trail off
the Northwoods Gondola is added,
offering beginners 1700' vertical feet
and 2.2 miles of continuous skiing
2007 Gore Mountain opens the new
Northwoods Lodge by Lincoln Logs.
" Village Chair," the first-ever
aerial chairlift at the North Creek
Ski Bowl, is installed for day/night
skiing and snowboarding.
2008 New terrain serviced by a high-speed
quad opens on Burnt Ridge Mountain,
increasing Gore's vertical to 2300'.
2011 Gore Mountain opens the "Hudson Chair," completing its interconnect with the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl on Little Gore Mountain, and further developing its fourth peak of terrain.