Snow Report for Friday, November 24
Trails Planned Open: 8
Percentage of Terrain Open: 14%
Lifts Planned Open: 3
Lifts Open: As of Friday, November 24: 8:30am-4pm
What's Happening
A little shredder tucking on the Arena during Opening Weekend
Recent Photo

Yay- it's the official start of the season!  The Northwoods Gondola & Adirondack Express II is open for intermediate and expert levels, while the Snow Train conveyor lift will be open for beginners.  Both downhill and cross-country skiing will be open 8:30am-4pm.  Also check out terrain park features throughout Lower Sleighride!  Give the gift of Gore this holiday season- we have gift cards available in any denomination that never expire, 4-packs of transferable tickets for easy giving, and frequent skier cards for every member of the family.

Special Notes

With the donation of one or more non-perishable food items per person, Friday's prices are $53 for adults, $39 for teens and seniors, and $29 for juniors. 

We are excited about extensive renovations to three of our lodges!  The size of the Saddle Lodge has doubled and more dining will be available there this winter.  Meanwhile, the original 1967 gondola unloading station at Gore's summit has been transformed into the new Straight Brook Lodge- it's beautiful.  We're also expanding the rental shop, children's program center, and restrooms of the Northwoods Lodge. 

Snow Sports Instructor Training Course

Professional Ski Instructors of America, American Association of Snowboard Instructors

The Gore Mountain Snow Sports School will be conducting our annual "Instructor Training Course" (ITC) November 25-26, 2017. If you want to see what it takes to be an instructor at Gore Mountain, this 2-day clinic is an opportunity for you to gain skills and knowledge about teaching and coaching skiing/snowboarding/cross country . We'll also help you improve your own personal skiing/riding skills.

During the 2 days you will learn an overall view of how to teach, what to teach, and when to teach or coach certain skills. You will also receive individual feedback on your personal skiing/riding.

At the end of the 2-day clinic, we will announce who we would like to offer ski/snowboard instructor positions to for the 2017-2018 season. If you successfully meet our requirements and are offered a position as an instructor, training will continue throughout the season and during your employment.

Responsibilities of an Instructor

- Teach children and adults of various ability levels to ski or snowboard
- Teach all lessons in a safe, supportive manner while keeping it fun!
- Perform teaching assignments and other related tasks as assigned
- Abide by policies and procedures of Gore Mountain
- Continue professional development by attending in-house training clinics
- Maintain a level of fitness to perform all work duties; teaching skiing/riding is a physical job. Must be able to lift minimum of 30 lbs.
- Maintain a professional appearance and professional conduct at all times – a must!

Requirements & Qualifications of an Instructor

- Commitment to an approved calendar of work days, including peak holiday periods, weekends, and other times of high business volume
- Work minimum of 25 days from Christmas Holiday period thru mid-March, with minimum weekend requirements
- Minimum age of 16 years or older by December 1, 2017
- Solid black ski/snowboard pants in good repair (we provide uniform jacket)
- Modern ski/snowboard equipment in good repair
- Enthusiasm, patience, passion for snow sports, friendly personality, and a sense of humor!
- Competent skiing/riding skills on all Blue Square terrain and some Black Diamond terrain
- Reliable transportation to work, on time, each scheduled work day

Employee benefits and privileges

- Hourly pay compensation; rate commensurate with PSIA/AASI certification
- Season Pass for employee
- Opportunity for complimentary lift tickets available for friends/family
- Discounted rates in Snow Sports programs for family
- Discounts on food

Instructor Training Course

Date: November 25-26, 2017
Sign in: 8am-8:30am in the Tannery Pub & Restaurant, Base Lodge
On-Snow Clinic: 9am-3:30pm (with lunch break)
Open To:  Skiers and Snowboarders, ages 16 or older on or before December 1, 2017
Cost: $25, includes 2-day clinic & 2-day lift ticket

Download ITC Registration Form

Register for ITC Online

For more information, please contact:
Gail Setlock, Snow Sports School Director
(518) 251-2411, x1043

Gore Mountain Snow Sports School is a PSIA/AASI member school. For more information on our professional organization, Professional Ski Instructors of America and/or American Association of Snowboard Instructors, visit for the Eastern site or for the national site.

Saturday-Sunday, November 25-26
$25, includes 2-Day Clinic & Lift Ticket
Gail Setlock, Snow Sports School Director
(518) 251-2411, X1043
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A little shredder tucking on the Arena during Opening Weekend
Recent Photo
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