The Ski Bowl is a year-round recreation and community complex, serving as a unique adventure hub for alpine skiing and snowboarding, freestyle fun, Nordic Skiing and snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and more! The Ski Bowl is located at the foot of Little Gore Mountain, one of Gore's four developed peaks. It is the resort's second base camp and keeps a cherished history close, while steadily unfolding a variety of new adventures for you to discover.
There's A Cherished History: The North Creek Ski Bowl is home to one of the first commercial ski areas and ski patrols in the United States. In March of 1934, the first ski train arrived in North Creek with 378 skiers on board, and the Gore Region became a birthplace of winter recreation. When you visit the Ski Bowl, you are throwing yourself into a piece of that heritage.
The Ski Bowl Links Gore Mountain to North Creek Village: If you're exploring Gore's primary trails, get off the beaten path and head into the Pipeline Traverse from the base of the North Quad. You'll be on your way to terrain on Little Gore Mountain, and will quickly recognize that you're headed into lesser-traveled territory! You can also opt to start and end your day at the Ski Bowl. To get from there to Gore's primary Base Area, take the Hudson Chair to the base of Burnt Ridge Mountain, and on from there. During weekends and holidays, there's also shuttle service in between the base areas.
There's Beautiful Twilight Skiing: Extend your ski day or join us after school/work for fun under the lights of Village Slopes or at the Nordic Center- the terrain can be as easy or as challenging as you want to make it. All lift tickets and season passes include night access at the Ski Bowl.
There's a Cool Throwback Vibe: The Ski Bowl trails include reclaimed terrain first traveled by North Creek's ski pioneers of the 1930s. Redeveloped as closely as possible from their original state, these runs have an old-school character that feels quite different from the rest of Gore, with narrow chutes, extensive glades, and rugged terrain reminiscent of times past. Don't let the lower elevations fool you- 46er and Ski Bowl Glades includes some of the gnarliest terrain Gore offers. Peaceful Valley provides a nicely groomed beginner option, however!
A Sense of Community: Nothing manifests comradery like gathering around the yurt or enjoying a bonfire. When you visit the Ski Bowl you're sure to meet some new friends- all that love winter as much as you do.
Professionally Maintained Nordic: When snowmaking, lights, grooming, and a pocket of well-designed trails unite, you get a one-of-a-kind Nordic facility. All levels of cross-country skiers can customize their outing with lighted tracks for evening fitness, varying inclines, and natural wooded routes.
You Can Send It Ski Bowl Style: When freestylers need some vert they head to the Ski Bowl. Host to sanctioned USASA Boarder/Skiercross events, our earthen course is open all winter for recreational fun or competitive tricks. There's a halfpipe too, which is a good height for first drops or aerial experts.
There's Warmer-Weather Excursions: During the summer months, the Ski Bowl offers 20km of picturesque hiking and mountain bike trails. With both single-track and open ski trails available, there's something here for everyone. Be sure to visit the well-maintained Adirondack perennial gardens while you're there.
You Can Eat: There's a food truck at the Bowl during the winter! Keep in mind you are also in North Creek Village, home to a variety of eateries. Explore Gore Region dining here.