Snow Report for Saturday, February 16
Trails Planned Open: 76
Percentage of Terrain Open: 92%
Lifts Planned Open: 14
Lifts Open: 8:30am-4pm (Village Chair 11am-8pm)
What's Happening
Two Girls skiing under the Gondola
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We are super stoked the holiday weekend is here!  This week's well-timed storm delivered over 10'' of fresh snow, and every lift and mountain area will be open all week, welcoming you to a well-deserved winter getaway and beautiful forecast ahead.  Today's bluebird day will see the murkier weather of Friday move on out- leaving behind some northwest breezes but an otherwise comfortable day!   Don't worry about a few glades and smaller runs hitting the pause button, we expect the trail count to bounce back quickly as the weather and snow move into an ideal flow of chilly nights and seasonable days.  Some ungroomed terrain might open a bit later in the morning as temperatures rise.  Our Interconnect with the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl is open daily- just a heads-up that we look forward to welcoming the USCSA Nordic Divisionals this weekend.  Are you skiing or snowboarding for the first time today?  Try our 1, 2, or 3-day learning packages that put together terrific value and results for ages 13+.

Special Notes

Kids love the fun of our Holiday Camps, and parents love the value and results- check out our 2-day option starting Saturday or our 3-day option kicking off on Tuesday!  Today's Food Court lunch special is a turkey melt panini for $9.50 (passholders always get 20% off the special).  For Saturday, make it an early morning for a good parking spot and our Cup o'Joe & Go lessons, say hi to the LL Bean Bootmobile, and plan to kick back in the beautiful Tannery Pub for live music.  The Village Chair will be spinning until 8pm nightly at the Ski Bowl!  All lift tickets and passes are also valid here, so extend your ski day into the evening hours with some fun runs under the lights.   Safety reminder:  In the parks, have a plan for each feature you plan to hit, and make sure your landings are clear before taking off.  While we're talking parks, plan to join us for Monday's USASA Boardercross

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 24-25, 2018. 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/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 2018-2019 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 a 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, 2018
- 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 24-25, 2018
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, 2018
Cost: $25, includes 2-day clinic & 2-day lift ticket

Register Online

Download ITC Registration Form

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 24-25
$25, includes 2-Day Clinic & Lift Ticket
Gail Setlock, Snow Sports School Director
(518) 251-2411, X1043
Two Girls skiing under the Gondola
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