Here's a look at our recent improvements, and what's on the way!
NEW LODGE IMPROVEMENTS - Look for so many lodge improvements during winter 2012/2013! We're doing yet ANOTHER complete renovation of the Tannery Pub &
Restaurant, featuring an updated kitchen, reconfigured seating, improved
menu options, and silverware and dinnerware replacing disposable plates
The Base Lodge, Hudson River Pump House, and some of the smaller Base Area buildings were painted, and the log siding on the Northwoods Lodge and Open Pit Grille was clear-coated. All other siding was painted or stained to match the historic look of the North Creek Train Station, with colors including “Johnsburg Brown” and “Johnsburg Red,” named for their pigment mined on Crane Mountain.
SNOWMAKING - Summer 2011 was Gore Mountain’s most exciting snowmaking year since tapping the Hudson River in 1996, and our crew has been busy during Summer 2012 fine-tuning and enhancing that immense boost to the system. A huge acquisition of 160 new high-efficiency tower guns was added to our inventory during the last twelve months- 130 30’ guns were concentrated not only on our core terrain of trails such as Sunway, Otter Slide, Sleighride, 3B, and Quicksilver, but also on newer terrain including the Wild Air Terrain Park and Burnt Ridge Mountain’s massive expert Sagamore trail. In addition, we purchased 30 shorter 10’ guns for the signature Showcase trail on the Adirondack Express lift line.
EAST SIDE CROSSOVER TRAILS - We have developed four small crossover trails on the lower mountain. When three of them are used together, they can bring a skier efficiently from "Echo" on Burnt Ridge Mountain to the loading area of the Northwoods Gondola. When used separately, they improve access to and from Burnt Ridge, add interest to the layout of the East Side trails, and could allow more sections of trail to open earlier in the season.
TOWER 6 - Providing access from "Twister" to "Showcase."
Crystal, Tower 6, & Showoff are situated in a way that all three can be accessed in the same run to the Base Area.
& FALL - A new array of year-round attractions made for the busiest operational year ever. A climbing wall, two inflatables, bungee trampoline, miniature golf, disc golf, and guided hiking excursions are available daily in the summer, and weekends in the spring and fall. An events calendar featuring yoga workshops, cooking classes, photography sessions, a 5K trail run, and Friday Happy Hours provides weekly opportunities for health, education, and enjoyment.
NEWS FROM THE TRAIL CREW - Grooming investments made for 2012/2013 include the purchase of a new winch cat, a new free groomer, and a new multi-season tractor that will maintain the tubing lanes in winter and mow trails in the summer.
A significant extension of the new lower-mountain Chatterbox Glades all the way to the 3B trail was completed. Like with our variety of terrain parks, we offer a progressive approach to tree skiing and riding, featuring various levels of difficulty in these specialty areas for you to develop your ability and work your way up.
TERRAIN PARK UPDATES - Parks have been on the move at Gore. Since widening the "Wild Air" trail and moving our biggest terrain park there, we've also opened a new Skier/BoarderX course on "Lower Sleighride," developed "Jibland" for first-time and beginner freestylers, improved the Ski Bowl Park half-pipe, and launched a detailed terrain park page, complete with inventory of elements in each park and photos of them.
NINE SIDES OF FOUR MOUNTAINS - Gore offers the most terrain in NYS and 2537’ vertical. We are committed to improvements that always make our 40 miles and 437 acres of fun a better experience. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find at Gore: