Try our scenic skyrides for an unforgettable adventure!
A great way to spend a half-hour at Gore or the entire day. Enjoy stunning views of the High Peaks and Southern Adirondacks, and take the opportunity to hike and picnic, or bring your mountain bike and helmet along and try our challenging downhill trails. The last round-trip skyride is at 4:15pm.
Thursday & Sunday: Gondola Skyrides*
Aboard the gondola, guests are fully enclosed in an 8-passenger cabin. Our gondola cabins can easily fit mountain bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers- these cabins are also ideal for small children or for those timid of heights. The gondola will deliver guests to the summit of the Bear Mountain, where the Fairview observation deck and mountaintop labyrinth are a short stroll away. Traverse the Alpine Sky Loop (a 15-20 minute interpretive hike), and access the hiking and biking trail networks.
Friday & Saturday: Open-Air Chairlift Skyrides*
On our Adirondack Express 4-person chairlift, enjoy the sounds of nature as the ride whisks you through lush greenery to the unloading platform at our mid-mountain Saddle area. Take the short walk to our recently renovated Saddle Lodge, relax and enjoy scenic views spanning as far north as the High Peaks. After soaking up these stunning mountain vistas, take the Sidewinder hike/bike trail to Bear Mountain, the Cloud trail to Gore's true summit, or the Twister Cliffs trail to scenic outlooks on Burnt Ridge Mountain! Note that all chairlift passengers must exit the chair onto our unloading platform at the top of the lift, and passengers are reloaded on every fourth chair of the downhill side for the skyride descent. Watch a video of a Scenic Skyride aboard the open-air chairlift.
*All activities are open weather permitting, and the lift schedule is subject to substitution without notice. Please refer to our Summer Activity Report for the most current information. Both lifts are planned open during our famous fall Harvest Fest!
Scenic Skyride Tickets 2019:
Adults & Teens (ages 13-69): $22
Juniors (ages 7-12) & 70+: $12
6 & Under: Free
2019-20 season passes include lift access for scenic skyrides and hiking/biking in the summer and fall during scheduled operating hours. Passes are scanned at the lift for skyrides. Downhill bikers must visit the ticket desk to sign in and pick up their complimentary bike ticket.
2019 Hike & Bike Pass: $89
Enjoy unlimited mountain biking, self-guided hiking, and scenic skyrides during scheduled operating hours this summer and fall! This pass is non-transferable, for ages 7+, and is valid through October 13, 2019.
Be sure to check out our independent interpretive hikes- the Hardwood Forest Loop is located in the Base Area and the Alpine Sky Loop is at the top of Bear Mountain near where the gondola unloads. Excellent photo opportunities- have fun!
Request a summer/fall brochure by mail.
Have a group of 20 or more? We are happy to accommodate special openings. Please complete our Group Information Request form.
*All activities are open weather permitting, and the lift schedule is subject to substitution without notice. Refer to our Summer Activities Report for updates.