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Gore Mountain Revisited
By Fred McKinney

A trip to Gore offers families a full skiing experience in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Gore Mountain in North Creek, NY is a short drive from the Lake George region and around 1 1/2 hour drive from the New York State Capital of Albany, New York. Gore offers over 2600 feet of vertical drop with terrain for all levels of skiers and is a full service ski resort. Skiers will find well groomed green and blue level trails and experts can find their challenge with expert and double black diamond trails. Snow quality is consistent with snowmaking covering over 95% of the mountain terrain on all level of trails. Gore has 15 lifts servicing over 112 trails skiable trails on 438 skiable acres. Lifts vary from the 8 passenger Northwoods Gondola, to multi passenger chairlifts and triple and quad high speed chairlifts along with surface lifts for all levels of skiers. In recent years, Gore Mountains expansion has brought a skiable ski connection down to the hamlet of North Creek through the old and original North Creek Snow Bowl. The Ski Bowl base area also includes a tubing park. From the bottom of the Snow Bowl, shuttle service is now available for skiers that want to explore the town and sample the variety of eateries along Main Street. Skiers can take the shuttle back to the Snow Bowl area and take the Hudson Chairlift from the village to reconnect to the main mountains trail network on Gore. This gives a European flare and charm of skiing by enjoying lunch or village actives in town. Gore, also offers a variety of cafeteria lodge food as well as a pub eatery at the mountain.

Gore is one of the leading destination ski resorts in New York state and now competes with the major New England resorts for skier day visits. According to Scott Brandi of the Ski Areas of New York, Gore probably offers the most diverse skiing in New York State and is comparable to any of the large New England ski resorts. This new level of skiing is possible with the recent expansion of the area. The Saratoga to North Creek Railroad offers a skiers train from Saratoga on weekends and holidays. This train connects passengers to Amtrak service from the Saratoga Springs, NY railroad station. The train arrives in North Creek, where it's met by hotel shuttles and taxis taking visitors to their hotels and around the town. The present train service is fashioned after the famous skiers train that operated in the 1930s,40s & 50s bringing skiers by the hundreds to the old North Creek Snow Bowl and North Creek for winter holidays.

Gore Mountain and North Creek capture the Adirondack quality of life, a winter holiday that can be a lifetime memory!



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