Update for August 19-20
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We are open on Saturdays & Sundays for summer fun including scenic gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, adventure activities, workshops, and events!  Buy an e-ticket for our activities in advance for terrific savings!  Keep in mind your 17/18 season pass includes unlimited gondola access and hiking when available.  Make your own candle in our family-friendly workshops this Saturday (and August 26), a scenic gondola ride is included!

We are excited for extensive renovations to three of our lodges!  The size of the Saddle Lodge is doubling, the original 1967 gondola unloading station at Gore's summit is being transformed into a warming lodge, and we're expanding the Northwoods Lodge.  Be sure to stay in touch to keep up with all of our projects and improvements as they progress!

During the warmer months, we happily host weddings, reunions, corporate parties, and other types of gatherings which can feature mountaintop happenings and our year-round catering services.

Number of Activities: 12
Activities Open: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Number of Lifts: 1
Gondola Open: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

History

A look at our milestones and special occasions over 80 years!
  • 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. 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, and Cloud.
  • 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 Straight Brook Valley, Topridge transforms the Gore Mountain experience.
  • 2003  The North Creek Ski Bowl is opened by Gore Mountain for lift-service tubing.
  • 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 and riding.
  • 2007  Gore Mountain opens the new Northwoods Lodge. " 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.
  • 2014  The 1984 Adirondack Express is replaced with an all-new luxurious and high-speed detachable quad.
  • 2016  Gore Mountain's 14,589 solar panels go live on the grid and offset 85% of the mountain's energy use.
Looking up at the old gondola lift machinery
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Welcome to Gore Mountain in North Creek, New York’s family-friendly ski resort offering four peaks of alpine terrain, affordable ski and stay packages, and exciting events year-round.

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