Snow Report for Monday, November 20
Lifts Open: Starting Friday, November 24: 8:30am-4pm
What's Happening
A little shredder tucking on the Arena during Opening Weekend
Recent Photo

After a terrific Opening Weekend, we look forward to welcoming you back for the start of our daily operations on Friday, November 24!  Both downhill and cross-country skiing terrain will be open.  Until then, have a fun and safe Thanksgiving and know our snowmakers are working around the clock as weather allows to bring you more trails for Friday.  Guns are going on beginner terrain, Foxlair, Wild Air, Ruby Run, and Nordic loops at the North Creek Ski Bowl.  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

Early Season Schedule: CLOSED Monday-Thursday, 11/20-24.  OPEN DAILY FOR THE SEASON: 11/24/17. 

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. 

Employment Opportunities

Winter Employment Opportunities

Gore Mountain invites you to join our team, offering full and part-time positions in several departments.

Ticket Sellers

Sell lift tickets, season passes, frequent skier products and lessons, answer phones, and must have excellent customer service skills. Requires knowledge of computers and Gore Mountain.

Lift Operators & Lift Attendants

Provide guests with safe, efficient and courteous loading and unloading of lifts. Attendants are responsible for maintaining ramps as well as scanning season passes and lift tickets.

Terrain Park Attendants

Maintain terrain park features as well as working with mountain operations.

Ski & Snowboard Instructors

Teach both children and adults to ski and snowboard.  Check out our Instructor Training Clinic in November.

Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Instructors

Teach both children and adults with disabilities to ski and snowboard. 


Groom trails and operate snow cats, primarily at night. Heavy equipment experience preferred, knowledge of skiing/riding and ski slopes needed.


Check snowmaking equipment (valves, water lines, etc.) and reposition snow guns on the mountain. Knowledge of ski trails needed.

Shuttle Bus Operators

Transport our guests from parking lots to Lodges or North Creek Ski Bowl. Must have a valid driver license with a minimum of CDL Class B.


Clean lodges and facilities, remove trash and recycling, and restock materials and as needed.

Download an ORDA Employment Application

Gore Mountain offers a friendly work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer.  Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Centerplate positions available at Gore Mountain include:

Food Service Staff

Cooks, Cashiers, Servers, Bussers, Dishwashers

Pub & Restaurant Staff

Chef, Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers


Sales Clerks

Rental Shop

Ski & Snowboard Rental Technicians, Boot Fitters

Download a Centerplate Employment Application

Instructor Training Course (ITC)

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.  We’ll also help you improve your own personal skiing and 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/sb instructor positions to for the 2017-18 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 & 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.  Able to lift minimum 30lbs.
-         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/sb 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/cross country skills on all Blue terrain and some Black 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
Location: sign in @ Tannery Lounge in the Base Lodge
Time: 8:00-8:30 registration.  9:00 – 3:30 clinic on snow, with lunch break
Open To:  skiers & snowboarders, ages 16 (on or before 12/1/17) and older
Cost:  $25, includes 2-day clinic & 2-day lift ticket

Register For ITC Online

Download ITC Registration Form

Nicole Durkin, Human Resources
PO Box 470, North Creek, NY 12853
Phone: (518) 251-2411, X1112
A little shredder tucking on the Arena during Opening Weekend
Recent Photo
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