COMING FOR WINTER 15/16 - Please check back regularly for updates!
Major Improvements at the North Creek Ski Bowl- We are busy improving the experience on some of our newer terrain located on Little Gore Mountain. The Hudson Glades have been redeveloped into a long, narrow black diamond run (Hudson) that follows the original profile of some of North Creek's earliest skiing. New snowmaking capabilities for 15/16 will benefit the entire Ski Bowl experience, especially the 46ER and Hudson trails.
MORE GORE, More New Tower Guns! Yet another fresh fleet of high-efficiency towers will primarily be placed along Showcase and Wild Air, allowing existing guns to be utilized in other areas. These guns require significantly less air than the more traditional ground guns, offsetting energy use.
Lodge Upgrades– Check for brand-new flooring throughout the lower level of the Base Lodge, it looks terrific! To provide a highly visible location for Guest Services and a quieter and more secure location for daycare, the two departments will exchange locations. Guests that need assistance will be able to quickly locate help near the resort's main entrance, while our Bear Cub Den Daycare will be near the family-friendly area of the J-bar.
New Trail Map- The trail map will be redesigned this year to better depict the varied and multi-mountain experience Gore offers.
Straight Brook Trail Work- We've done some massive earth-moving to smooth out the lower portion of the Headwaters trail. This will mean less snowmaking required to get the summit open, and a much improved experience there during spring skiing. We also regraded the loading area of the Straightbrook Quad, greatly improving the transition from Bear Mountain terrain to where you get on the lift.
Freestyle Updates- New high-efficiency tower guns for the Wild Air terrain park will facilitate a more dynamic freestyle experience on that trail. Meanwhile, we are excited to open "Forever Wild," a new freestyle glade loaded with natural features located off of Lower Sleighride, between Showcase and Wild Air. We have also shaped earthen features into our popular boardercross at the North Creek Ski Bowl so the course can open earlier in the season.
Environmental Advances- Breaking News 7/28/15: Solar Energy Initiative Press Release!
We are also converting some of our snowmaking pumps to operate on variable drives, furthering our snowmaking efficiencies.
Communication Upgrades- Gore Mountain will continue improving access to complimentary wireless for its guests.
OTHER RECENT WORK
ADIRONDACK EXPRESS II- In Summer 2014, we replaced the oldest high-speed lift in North America (The Adirondack Express) with a new high-speed quad. The new lift offers guests a smooth, fast, and reliable ride, with comfortable padded chairs- enjoy! After unloading from the Adirondack Express II, access terrain on Gore, Bear, Burnt Ridge, and Little Gore Mountains. Connector trails to facilitate getting around Gore Mountain's vast four-peak network of development will continue to be added.
TRIUMPH ON TOPRIDGE! 22 new permanent, high-efficiency tower guns were added to our big and beautiful Topridge trail! New snowmaking was also placed around the Pipeline Bridge to further improve our Interconnect with the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl.
TRAIL WORK- Gore introduced four new glades in 2014/2015! Abenaki Glades, which connect Sagamore on Burnt Ridge Mountain to the Pipeline Traverse; The Narrows, which offer skiers a lively alternative to the Headwaters trail; Birch Bark Alley, which links the Lower Cloud Traverse to the Woodchuck trail and The High Peaks Chair; and MacIntyre Glades, which is loaded with balsams and connects Cloud to Upper Steilhang. Echo, our signature trail on Burnt Ridge Mountain that recently received FIS and USSA race certifications, has been widened up to 20 feet in some areas. Significant regrading on Showcase and Foxlair allows for both of those intermediate trails to open faster and more efficiently.
BETTER FOR BEGINNERS- The new Parallel from the Start learning program provides a highly specialized rental and lesson experience for first-time skiers ages 13+. The unloading area and base station of the Sunway Chair were rebuilt. Meanwhile, recent and extensive renovations to the children's learning experience included the installation of the new 150' Greenway Conveyor. Similar to moving walkways at airports, conveyors transport beginner skiers and riders uphill safely and easily. Gore Mountain offers two conveyors during peak times, the Greenway Conveyor and the Snow Train.
CORDUROY CAFE- To the left of the Tannery Pub entrance, we built a new service area for specialty coffee drinks and morning snacks to start your ski day, as well as wind-down beverages and small menu to end it!
TANNERY DECK Our new deck off the recently renovated Tannery Pub & Restaurant seats 108 people with slopeside views! This serves as a popular gathering place for enjoying food, drink, and live entertainment outdoors year-round.
NINE SIDES OF FOUR MOUNTAINS
Gore offers the most terrain in NYS and 2537’ vertical. We are committed to improvements that always make our 41 miles and 444+ acres of fun a better experience. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find at Gore:
- An 8-passenger high-speed gondola, servicing every level of terrain, including the easier-rated “Ruby Run” Trail
- Seven individual mountain areas, each independently offering their own mountain adventure
- The Northwoods Lodge, a newly built Base Area facility that conveniently centralizes rentals, ticketing, children's programs, Guest Services, and group sales
- A snowmaking system linked to the endless water supply of the Hudson River
- Five freestyle areas, offering unique experiences for the beginner, intermediate, and expert freestyler
- 26 different glades providing extensive backcountry excitement
- A Base Lodge with over 7,500 square feet of recently renovated space
- ”The Rumor,” arguably the steepest trail in the East